Game Day Information
Alumni Band Day is Saturday October 26th! Here’s a recap of the details you will need to know for the day.
Attire: Polo & Black Pants
You must wear the new Pitt Band Alumni polo shirt and black pants to enter the stadium. The polo shirt will be provided to you upon check-in at the tailgate Additionally, hats in the new colors will be on sale for $10. Based on our discussions with the Athletic Department, we must stress that all attire worn when performing with the band must be in the new colors. Anyone not adhering to the dress code or visibly wearing the old colors will not be permitted to perform. Going forward, the new Pitt Band Alumni polo and black pants will be the uniform for all Alumni Band performances.
As of this email, it looks like temperatures will be in the 50s with the possibility of rain. While we must be strict when performing at the pregame concert and at halftime, you may wear jackets and clothing in the stands and when marching into the stadium that does not adhere to the dress code. If you plan on wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath your polo, we suggest it be dark neutral colors. We recommend dark colored shoes and feel free to wear a Pitt ball cap in the new colors.
Registration 8:00-10:30 a.m.
Registration and tailgate starts at 8:00 a.m. at Gold Lot 2 (adjacent to W. General Robinson St, look for the large rental truck). You will sign in at the registration table and pay your balance for dues with check or cash only. Registration ends at 10:30 a.m., so please allow yourself enough time.
Food and beverages will be provided at the tailgate, so come hungry & thirsty!
Please remember to bring your instrument. Instrument cases can be stored on the truck throughout the game, and can be picked up as early as the third quarter. If you asked to borrow an instrument on the registration form, please bring your own mouthpiece if possible. We are extremely limited in extra brass mouthpieces.
Pre-game and halftime performance
Alumni are invited to join the band in their pregame concert at 10:00 a.m. outside of Gate A. Music for the day will include the school songs and The Horse. You will receive copies of the music and a drill position for the halftime show at registration. If you would like to access the music prior to Saturday please use this link and use the password 'hailtopitt '.
March into stadium at 11:00 a.m.
The Alumni Band will line up on W. General Robinson St for the March to Victory parade, stepping off promptly at 11:00 a.m. You must march in with the band to enter the stadium. Once inside the stadium, all large instruments must remain by the security office near where we enter. You cannot take a large instrument into the stands with you. The band will be seated in section 130 rows Z to EE. Please refrain from playing your instrument in the stands.
Post Game Tailgate
After the game ends, join us again at the tailgate where the party continues.
If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our Facebook event.