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! Online registration is now closed. Please contact Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586 before Thursday, October 19.
Following BRMM practice, catch up with old and new friends at our alumni social at Drifter’s Pub, 612 North Main Street, Bloomington. Adjacent to Garcia’s Pizza, you will be able to enjoy the pizza you know and love. This will be a great opportunity to meet Dr. Tony Marinello, the new director of bands, and Dr. Polly Middleton, the new director of the BRMM.
Enter through the east side gates of Hancock Stadium for check-in and refreshments. Parade participants are asked to wear ISU attire! Get your BRMM apparel online through October 2. You may opt to have apparel shipped or plan to pick up at 6 p.m. at the BRMM practice field on October 20.
Join the current Big Red Marching Machine in Hancock Stadium. We play ‘The Horse’ together and sure need more tubas to teach the dance.
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. Middleton. Music is available online.
We'll again have a flatbed for those more comfortable riding. Please acknowledge this choice within registration if you plan to ride.he 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.
Join friends for tailgating in lot G53 (near the tunnel).
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.com (still available) to 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. We encourage you to invite friends too! Please help us spread the word by sharing this site and join our Facebook group to stay connected.