University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Oktoberfest 2013 - Helpful things to know from your friendly Alumni Band Operating Committee :)
Addition of 'La Crosse' to the music rotation! (boy things are getting lively around here!)
We are adding a song to the rotation this year. 'La Crosse', which replaced On Wisconsin as the UW-L fight song in 1989ish, will be added to the rotation after 'In Heaven'. We are not removing any songs, just adding this song. If you would like to print out the music before you come, please visit our Music page and print away! We will be playing this song 2x through but no 'dogfight'. Interpretation = play beginning to 'fine', then repeat back to the beginning and play again to the 'fine'. We will not play the last 12 measures.
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 this weekend
for Oktoberfest 2013!!
Oktoberfest parade - September 28, 2013!
Come one, come all, to Oktoberfest 2013! We will hold rehearsal on Friday night, September 27 and the parade is Saturday, September 28.
Please check the 'events' page for Oktoberfest weekend details as they are updated.
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!
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 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.
I'd like to thank the staff at Webteam (www.webteam.net) - they've been doing all the work for this site. If anyone out there that needs internet design or development give them a call at 608-788-8100. They have offices in La Crosse and Eau Claire but their clients span the country.
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...
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.
UW-L Screaming Eagles Marching Band