The Urbana High School Alumni Band is making plans for its annual homecoming reunion. Alumni of all ages who were members of the UHS Marching Band are invited to participate in a variety of activities, including the homecoming parade and the pregame and halftime shows at the homecoming football game.
Dates and times for alumni band activities are as follows:
Thursday, Oct. 5 – Parade
Meet in the driveway behind the school at 6 p.m. Bring your instrument and a folding chair to ride the float, provided courtesy of Wreck-A-Mended of Urbana.
Friday, Oct. 6 – Game
Warm up in the high school choir room at 5:45 p.m., followed by line-up and pregame. For halftime, the combined UHS Marching Band, Junior High School Band and UHS Alumni Band will perform an OSU-themed show featuring “Script Ohio.”
Alumni are invited to attend rehearsal on Wednesday, Oct. 4, or Thursday, Oct. 5, from 2:50 to 3:50 p.m. on the practice field at East Elementary. Those unable to attend a rehearsal must RSVP if they plan to participate in the game.
“We have been seeing some new faces participating in the alumni band during the last couple of years, and we hope to see that trend continue,” said Matthew Smith (tuba ’00), who is organizing UHS Alumni Band activities, along with Angelika (Roberts) Paxman (trumpet ’84). “We hope to keep this tradition alive for many years to come, and we hope to see participation grow each year,” he added.
Alumni are welcome to participate in any or all portions of the activities. Those not physically able to march are welcome to join the band for the parade and to play from the sideline during portions of pregame.
Music is available from the UHS Band Office and on the www.facebook.com/uhsalumniband. Those participating are asked to wear blue jeans and school colors to both the parade and game.
For more information, or to RSVP, visit the Facebook page or call/text Matthew Smith at 937-215-9363.
Information from UHS Alumni Band.