Alumni Band Homecoming

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Alumni Band Homecoming Activities

Oct. 7 - 8, 2022

Friday, Oct. 7

Friday Night Rehearsal
5 p.m.

We will have a rehearsal Friday at the Rockwern Band Center at approximately 5 p.m. Exact details will be finalized and communicated at a later date. We will conduct our annual business meeting at this rehearsal. 

Alumni Band Reunion at the Homecoming Kickoff Party
6 - 8 p.m.

Sheakley Lawn (just steps from the Rockwern Band Center)
UC Varsity Village (Corry Blvd.)
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Our Friday Night Reunion this year will align with the UC Alumni Association Homecoming Kickoff Party! Don’t miss this family-friendly celebration with food, drink and Bearcat swag (while supplies last). Music, food and brews from local vendors available for purchase. This event is complimentary; however, advanced registration is requested by Sept. 30.

The UC Homecoming Kickoff Party is a red-and-black pep rally featuring UC Cheer and Dance, The Bearcat, and special guests, including:

John Cunningham
Director of Athletics

Luke Fickell
Head Football Coach

Jennifer Heisey ‘97
Chief Alumni Officer

Dan Hoard, Emcee
Voice of the Bearcats

Alumni Band members will have access to the Rockwern Band Center to store cases and jackets during the event.

Alumni Band Gameday Activities
Saturday, Oct. 8

Parade - 10:30 p.m.
Kickoff - 2:30 p.m.

We have many different ways to get involved—our reunion, parade and tailgate are just some of your choices. Join the Alumni Band to #OutnumberTheKids at the 2022 Homecoming Performance! Reconnect with friends, relive your glory years and join the UCBAA for events of your choice.

March in the Homecoming Parade *Requires registration
With pride, join your fellow Alumni Band bearcats in marching during the Homecoming Parade! You do need a UCBAA jacket to perform. Final details will be communicated once kickoff time is set.

*Alumni Band will offer trucks for those with accessibility needs, in addition to registering, please notify Brian Pack.

Halftime Alumni Band Performance *Requires registration
Join Alumni Band members as they march with the undergraduate band for a combined halftime performance. Will you be one of them?

*Alumni Band will offer a legacy line for those with accessibility needs. In addition to registering, please notify Brian Pack.

Anyone marching in the Homecoming Parade or performing at halftime is expected to attend a rehearsal on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the morning prior to the parade. We will also have an optional music rehearsal on Friday, Oct. 7 in the afternoon at the Rockwern Band Center. Times TBA; Saturday morning rehearsal is typically 6 hours prior to kickoff, before parade lineup.

All participants will also need a game ticket to enter the stadium. Please the UC Band Alumni Association website for ticketing information.

Game Tickets

A game ticket is required for entry into the stadium to perform at halftime.

The ticket purchase process is different this year. Please visit the UC Band Alumni Association website to learn more. 

Game Day Essentials

Alumni Band Jacket

UC Alumni Band Jacket *Requires registration

To march in gameday activities, the UCBAA requires that you wear our official uniform jacket. Legacy versions are acceptable. We will have a small number available for rental on gameday, but highly encourage purchasing your own. Deadline to purchase is Sept. 16.

Color guard members: Contact Julie Simmons at for uniform information.

Bearkittens: Contact Sandy Moeller for uniform information.

*If you are a 2022 Senior, please choose the “Senior Jacket” registration option to receive a complimentary jacket. 

Instruments *Requires registration

Please provide us with your instrument info in the below registration. UCBAA owned instruments will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis, but we do ask that you provide your own mouthpiece, reeds and/or sticks if you play a wind instrument. A donation is requested to off-set the cost of maintenance and replacement.

If you are a color guard performer, please contact Julie Simmons to reserve your equipment.  

Need to pay your UCBAA membership dues?

To participate in gameday activities, the UCBAA requires that you are a dues-paying member. Please visit to see a list of current members.

Please contact Brian Pack directly with any questions.

Accessibility & Accommodations

If you are physically unable to march and carry your instrument or flag for the entire duration of the parade route and/or the entire field performances, please consider:

  • Requesting a spot in a parade vehicle.
    • Contact Brian Pack if you would like to ride in a UCBAA vehicle during the parade. We will do our best to accommodate all who ask, but in the event of limited capacity, we will honor requests on a first come, first served basis.
  • Participating in our non-marching “Legacy Line” for the halftime performance.
    • Contact Brian Pack to indicate that you would like this option.

UCAA in-person activities will be provided under CDC guidelines and local COVID-19 restrictions, with the well-being of the UC alumni family remaining the top priority. Each experience will follow the venue's established restrictions and guidelines and we ask all event participants to follow the venue's posted recommendations. View UC’s current COVID-19 updates.

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Maggie Ibrahim-Taney

Program Director of Alumni & Donor Experience, Special Interest & Athletics Engagement