Alumni Band

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The Cal Poly Mustang Alumni Band

The Mustang Alumni Band is composed of alumni who participated in the band program during their time at Cal Poly. The band comes together every year at Cal Poly's Homecoming football game. Members have the option of participating in many different activities: marching down with the Mustang Band, playing in the stands during the game, performing on the field during halftime and post-game, and attending the annual meeting.


Joining

There is no formal process to join the band but we do have a mailing list for those interested. We request members RSVP every year to participate in Homecoming festivities.

Homecoming 2017

Save the date! Homecoming weekend of 2017 will be November 2-5. View the formal announcement here.

RSVP

As has been true in the past few years, the Active Band is huge, so we need numbers to make sure there is space in the stands and on the field for the Alumni Band. Please fill out the Google Form as soon as possible to RSVP.

Instruments

The Alumni Band does not have a budget for instrument rental. We must borrow instruments for the Alumni Band members that do not have them. Please contact Diana Degenkolb ASAP if you have any kind of ability to borrow instruments. Please be aware that we will try our best to find instruments for everyone for free, but we have no control over the quality of free instruments. If you want to be guaranteed a high quality instrument and have the funds, we recommend that you consider renting your instrument this year from a local music store OR you can rent high quality marching drums from Zach Hubbard.

Music

For Homecoming 2016, we will be performing Echano at half time with the active band and Impression at half time with the Davis band and the active band! Remember that you MUST attend Saturday morning rehearsal in order to participate in half time. Please print your own music and drill. For drill, the six Alumni tuba positions are 66, 67, 68, 76, 77 & 78. This will get them proximate to the Mustang Band tuba players. The others in the row furthest back (69-75) should be drumline folks. Please RSVP to get information on how to obtain the required materials for Homecoming performance.

Uniforms

The official alumni band uniform is a short-sleeved T-Shirt (FRONT: Mustang Alumni Band, BACK: The Best Band in The History of Cal Poly Bands), nice jeans without holes or tears and closed toed shoes. If you are not wearing the correct attire you cannot participate with the alumni band. The shirt will cost $10 and will be required for any member that is playing, marching and/or sitting with the band in the stands. The T-shirt front will need to be visible while we are playing, but you can wear long-sleeved shirts underneath or jackets that can be opened completely in the front. Shirts will be available to buy at all of the rehearsals and alumni events.

Cost

Members must make a one-time purchase of the alumni band shirt which is $10 to participate. In addition, we ask for a $15 donation each year to fund the alumni band activities. Most of this cost goes towards the sponsored alumni band lunch/meeting which occurs the afternoon of Homecoming.

Lodging

If you haven't made your hotel reservation yet, please do so ASAP (hotels fill up fast). If you have a family or are sharing a room with others, Embassy Suites is a good value.

On the less expensive side, SLO has two Motel 6 locations: South and North

The Apple Farm is close to campus and a SLO treasure, but more expensive.


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