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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Alumni Band

Did you know that the The UW-L Alumni Band has been participating in more events in more locations? Here is the 2015 Schedule of Events - plan now and join us for fun, music, and friends!:
  • June Dairy Days - June 5-7 - parade on Saturday June 6 at noon. Please watch the 'events' page for information! Thanks for Laura for always organizing this fun event!
  • Germanfest at the Summerfest Grounds, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 25th. The parade steps off Saturday at 4pm using the same lineup time frame (3:15ish) and same pathway as years past and is a 'wandering minstrel' type of performance. Our Oktoberfest royalty will also be there and walking with us. We'll need a head count for tickets to get into the festgrounds. Please email if you have questions or will be attending.
  • Tremptoberfest in Trempeauleau, Wisconsin - date to be announced (performance, no parade). approx 9/19?
  • Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade - Saturday, October 3rd
Watch the website for event details!

Oktoberfest parade - October 3!

The dates for Oktoberfest 2015 are set - October 1-4, 2015 We anticipate being invited to participate in the Tapping of the Golden Keg parade on Friday morning Oct 3. Please watch the Events page for details on all Oktoberfest weekend events.

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!

Anyone needing information about Oktoberfest events please see:

Alumni Band Century Club - Scholarship Fund Info

In order to achieve our goals for the Alumni Band scholarship fund some members have come up with a nice plan to get to our limit in our fund. Please click here for details and info on how to participate in helping give scholarships to marching band members!

Oktoberfest 2014 - Helpful things to know from your friendly Alumni Band Operating Committee :)

Changes to the music rotation

Last year we put in the UW-L fight song 'La Crosse' into the rotation but this year we are going to try 'Hey Baby' instead. This will be added to the rotation after 'In Heaven'. We are not removing any songs (besides 'La Crosse'), just adding this song. Please see the music lineup on the Events page. If you would like to print out the music before you come, please visit our Music page and print away! Hey Baby may not be up there right away but check back.

Instrument/Percussion - Donations

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 and always have been looking to update/maintain, and buy additional equipment to keep the band rolling, but we need your help. If you come on a yearly (or semi yearly, or quarterly) basis and borrow equipment, we ask that you consider a donation to help in the costs involved. Help us ... help you, and consider a donation to this 'special bucket' when you pick up your instrument on Friday or Saturday.

We hope to see you all
for Oktoberfest 2014!!

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. Instruments may not be available so plan ahead. If you show up without contacting anyone don't expect an instrument to be waiting for you. We have limited instruments available and there are no guarantees. Please check back if you do not hear back in regards to your request.

UW-L Rah!

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.


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First, a little something to get your blood pumping, courtesy of the 1977 Marching Chiefs, sent in by alumni Tom B.

Thanks again - your Alumni band servants...
Jim S.
Kris C.
Jeff H.
Josh A.
Lisa B.
Laura D.
Dave F.
Mark P.R> Jackie H.

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.

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