University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Alumni Band
Welcome to the UW-L Alumni Band website, where we attempt to come together to spread sunshine wherever we appear!
All former members of the UW-L Marching Band (Chiefs/Eagles) are welcome to play in the group whether you spent one semester or 10 years at UW-L. If you have any questions about joining the group please email and we'll get your questions answered ASAP!
Our main 'gig' each year is the Oktoberfest Parade in La Crosse, however, we have multiple smaller events happening around the state the rest of the year. Please see the events page for more information on these events. Anyone needing information about Oktoberfest events please see:
- The events page for details and updates about weekend Alumni events.
- Anyone needing information or something for marching please email your reasonable requests here and we'll see if we can help out
- OktoberfestUSA website
UW-L Alumni Band Scholarship
The UWL Alumni Band organization has established a fund for the purpose of financially assisting qualified, enrolled band students. Read more about the scholarship here, or view the FAQ's about the scholarship here. If you would like to print the pledge card and send it in click here.
If you have been a yearly 'borrower' of Alumni Band equipment, we are going to suggest a donation in exchange for the use of equipment. We are always looking to update/maintain, and buy additional equipment to keep the band rolling, but we need your help. Click here for more information.
Instrument Loans for Oktoberfest
If you need a brass instrument for the parade you will need to notify Kris Cvikota. If you need percussion equipment please contact Jeff Hankey, who will line up instruments on a first come, first serve basis. The Alumni band has some brass and percussion instruments for loan but no woodwinds. Click here for more information.
Yearly EventsThe UW-L Alumni Band participates in many events each year. Please click below for location and performance information
Update the Database
Alumni Band Database - If you have moved or changed your email address this year please take a moment and fill out the form on the 'Members' page of the website. We will be sending out an email to everyone in the database soon with Oktoberfest details.