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West Virginia University Alumni Band

2022 TBT Fairmont Scrimmage and Charleston Basketball Tournament

 

The WVU Alumni Band has been invited to play for the Best Virginia team in the 2021 TBT Basketball Tournament. The tournament organizers provided specific guidance for participants. Please be sure to read through all of the details below concerning both events. Registration is required in order to participate.

AttireNavy blue pants and a gold shirt is requested. Please try to wear an official WVU Alumni Band T-shirt. If you do not have one of our official shirts, a gold WVU shirt will be fine to wear. All clothing and masks must be family friendly. The band will be seen on ESPN sports channels for this event. (Per tournament organizers.)

EquipmentIf you have need of an instrument (for example, tuba, percussion, etc.) and do not have access to it through your personal resources, please let us know and we will try to provide it for you. Please contact John Sinsel by email at equipment@wvualumniband.org or by phone at 304-288-0583.

Warm-up/MusicThe pep band members will be taken to a staging area upon arrival. There will be some time to run through the tunes. Music can be found on the WVU Alumni Band website (www.wvualumniband.org) under your instrument section after you log in.

COVID ProceduresAt this time, there are no COVID restrictions in the Feaster Center or the Civic Center Coliseum. Please wear a mask if you feel you need to! Please keep masks plain and devoid of political or objectional messaging. (Per tournament organizers due to ESPN broadcasting) 

Fairmont, WV Scrimmage

Schedule Tipoff is at 6pm. Call time for rehearsal and setup is 4:45pm. We will meet in the Weight Room of the Feaster Center.

Tickets and Guests  The event is FREE for those participating in the Alumni Band. Guests are welcome to purchase a ticket at the gate. Guests will be seated with the general public. Non-alumni band members will not be permitted in the music area.  

Parking/Facility Entrance We are awaiting information. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

Registration/Deadline The registration deadline is Noon on July 5, 2022. Event organizers have requested a list of attendees be passed to them that same day.

Pre-Game Meal Event - We are planning to have an optional pre-game get together at Muriale’s in Fairmont prior to the game. The tentative start time is 2:30pm.  Each person is responsible for their own meal costs and waiter gratuities. If you would like to join us, please check the box provided on the registration form so we can give Muriale’s an accurate headcount in advance.

Registration Links

19 Jun 2022 12:00 PM • Charleston WV
19 Jun 2022 12:00 PM • Fairmont, WV

Charleston, WV Tournament

Schedule The opening session will be Sunday, July 24th. Should Best Virginia win, they would play Tuesday evening and then again Wednesday evening if they advance. We will not know the official time slots until approximately two weeks before the tourney and will provide that information as soon as possible. The following is a TENTATIVE outline based on our 2021 experience:

  • Sunday, 7/24 – tipoff is at 7pm against Virginia Dream. Call time for rehearsal in the warmup room is 5:45pm for rehearsal and then set up in the arena. Pep band members should enter the facility via the loading dock.
  • Tuesday, 7/26 (if we win Sunday) tipoff will be at 7pm or 9pm.  Call time will be one hour prior to tipoff.
  • Wednesday, 7/27 (if we win Tuesday) tipoff is at 9pm. Call time will be 8pm.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS IS A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE.  We will know more as soon as the TBT releases the line up.

Note: Each performance is dependent on the number of members registered to perform. When registration closes, an updated performance schedule will be posted.

Tickets and Guests - The event is FREE for those participating in the pep band.  Guests are welcome to purchase a ticketGuests will be seated with the general public. Non-pep band members will not be permitted in the music area. 

Parking/Facility Entrance - Alumni Band members are encouraged to park at Charleston Town Center or the Beni Kedem Temple lot next door to the Civic Center Coliseum. We will have LIMITED loading dock area parking at the Civic Center for Percussion, Tubas, etc. If you have need of this area, please reach out to Ellen Ramey the week before the event.

Registration/Deadline - The registration deadline is Noon on July 15, 2022. Event organizers have requested a list of attendees be passed to them that same day.

  WVU Alumni Band, Inc.
  WVU Alumni Association

  PO Box 4269

  Morgantown, WV 26504



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