University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Alumni Band Oktoberfest Parade - October 3rd!
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!
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.
- Tremptoberfest in Trempeauleau, Wisconsin - approximately Saturday, September 19, 2015?? watch for updates
- Oktoberfest Tapping of the Golden Keg Parade - Friday, October 2, 2015
- Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade - Saturday, October 3, 2015
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.