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KU Alumni Band Weekend 2014

Return to the Hill, catch up with old friends and fellow band alumni and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the KU Alumni Band! We hope you will join us for KU's 102nd Homecoming festivities.

KU Alumni Band Itinerary 2014 (pdf)

KU Alumni Band Itinerary 2014

Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. Alumni band members will check in at the Lied Center followed by rehearsal.

Alumni Reception

A reception for all former band members will begin following the KU Wind Ensemble concert on Friday, Sept. 26 in the Pavilion at the Lied Center. There will be heavy appetizers and a cash bar available.

A detailed schedule for the Alumni Band will be emailed and posted on the KU Band Alumni Chapter Facebook group and KU Band Alumni Chapter website once kickoff time is announced.


Click here to register for the weekend's events.


Halftime Music

Our music for the halftime show will be “Hey, Baby!” and “Africano.” If you would like to download this music in advance, please email Dr. Matthew Smith for the website and password.


Contact Jacey Krehbiel, coordinator of alumni programs at jkrehbiel@kualumni.org.

Rock Chalk!

Homecoming Football Game

The football team will take the field against Texas on Saturday, Sept. 27. Game time has not yet been announced. The alumni band will perform at halftime of the game.

Homecoming 2014

Visit homecoming.ku.edu for more information about this year's Homecoming celebration

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Bob Foster Conducting the Alumni BandWith its storied history, the KU Band program boasts thousands of alumni. Our band alumni return to campus to participate in the annual alumni band performance during the homecoming football game, and perform at selected basketball games each year.

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2014-2015 KU Bands Newsletter (pdf)


Just as the band you played in was supported by the people who came before you, today's and tomorrow's bands need your support. Music scholarships, band awards and other financial aid depend on the generosity of our former students and and of others who appreciate good music and good performances.

On behalf of all the students of the KU Bands, we want to express our appreciation to those whose financial support makes it possible for us to provide services and opportunities for all of the bands and band students which would not otherwise be possible.

If you enjoyed your experience in the KU Bands, please consider joining the many other former band members who now show their appreciation by making an annual contribution.

Checks should be made payable and sent to:

KU Endowment Association/KU Band
P.O. Box 928
Lawrence, Kansas 66044-0928

Please visit the KU Endowment Association » for complete information on how to support the bands. Thank you from your friends in the KU Band.

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Friends of the School of Music

Reach Out Kansas, Inc., Smithyman & Zakoura Chartered and KU Music Concert Series 2014-2015

Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually