Join us October 20 - 21, 2017, for another exciting Illinois State University Homecoming as we celebrate the legacy of Homecoming and the Big Red Marching Machine at ISU! Registration will be available soon. Please continue to check back for updated information. Here's what the day is shaping up to look like:
Social for alumni band members, TBA
Enter through the east side gates of Hancock Stadium for check-in and refreshments. Parade participants are asked to wear red! Apparel information available closer to Homecoming.
Join the current Big Red Marching Machine in Hancock Stadium.
Line up with your section for the parade OR gather in front of CVS Pharmacy (corner of Broadway and North St.) to watch the parade.
Step off for the parade. Each participant is responsible for instrument/flip chart. The exception is color guard. If you require color guard equipment, contact Dr. Smith.
A flatbed will be available for those most comfortable riding. The band will also feature a walking section for alums interested in only walking and a future BRMM members section for all children (wagons, strollers, etc. welcome) to walk too! Please acknowledge choice of participation in registration.
Assemble with the band at the north end of the stadium with your game ticket in hand. From there, you will wait to join the band on the field for the playing of the Alma Mater. Former Big Red Marching Machine and all former spirit squad members are invited to use promo code BAND17 on GoRedbirds.comto purchase reserved seating on the east side of Hancock Stadium, directly across from the current Big Red Marching Machine seating.
Large instruments and cases will be stored during the game.
Redbirds kick off against South Dakota.
Gather instruments and march back to Cook Hall if you'd like or just gather there for announcements and singing of the Alma Mater.
We are excited to be planning what has become a lasting Homecoming tradition. Please help us spread the word by sharing this site and join our Facebook group to stay connected.