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HOMECOMING 2017: FEATURING TROMBONES & HORNS

Save the date!  Friday, November 3 – Saturday, November 4, 2017

 

Greetings Band Alumni!

 

Beat the Wildcats!  Trombones and Horns will be our featured halftime sections for the game against Arizona but all other alumni are invited to participate in the post-game concert.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

3:45pm Come on out to Cromwell Field and watch the current band rehearse their pre-game and halftime shows for Saturday’s game! (This is NOT an alumni band rehearsal!)
5:00pm Jock Rally! Follow the band to the plaza behind Heritage Hall for the traditional get-up-for-the-game jock rally!
6:30pm – 8:30pm Re-connect with fellow band members for a reception and EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW of the band’s new space in Lyon Center! For more details and to RSVP, CLICK HERE!

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

Saturday morning, TBD EVERYONE – Check-in and credential pick up whether you are participating in Halftime or Post-Game.

2 hours before Kick-off
Alumni call time for all members marching over to the Coliseum. This is open to anyone participating in either halftime or post-game!
Kick-off Beat the Wildcats!

 

 

Homecoming is set for Nov. 4, 2017, versus the Arizona Wildcats and halftime will feature the TROMBONES & HORNS! All band alumni are invited to join in for the post-game concert. We currently do not know what time kick-off will be, but will send an update as soon as it is announced. Here’s a quick run-down of the weekend and game-day:

 

  • Friday Jock Rally – All alumni are invited to watch the current band rehearse on Cromwell Field starting at 3:45, followed by the famous Jock Rally! Jock Rally starts at 5pm behind Heritage Hall.
  • Friday Night Alumni Reception – Re-connect with fellow band members for a reception and EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW of the band’s NEW space at the Lyon Center! 6:30-8:30pm. For more details RSVP, please use this link: https://goo.gl/forms/4jJlvpXogvbqPXs33
  • Saturday Half-time – Featuring the TROMBONES & HORNS (Tower of Power)
  • Post-Game Concert – All Band Alumni are welcome and invited to participate in the post-game concert.

 

RSVP NEEDED – There is no fee to participate in homecoming but we do need to know you are joining us. We’ll be utilizing an online RSVP form for all activities associated with homecoming. Whether you are a trombone or horn playing at half-time or joining us for the post-game concert, you must RSVP. Your RSVP is the only way to ensure that you have a credential allowing you on the Coliseum floor. This year credentials will be personalized! If you misplace or lose your credential, it will not be replaced! The only individuals that will be allowed on to the field will be those that have a credential AND instrument! Use this link to RSVP: https://sait.usc.edu/band/homecoming/

 

UNIFORM/MERCHANDISE – The uniform for Homecoming will be the same as previous years: red shirt, red hat and jeans. We will have band alumni shirts and hats available for $15 each. Merchandise orders need to be placed by October 13 to ensure we have inventory and sizes in stock.

 

GAME DAY PARTICIPANTS ONLY – EVERYONE needs to have a credential to bring an instrument into the Coliseum and to get on the field during halftime and/or postgame. Please RSVP to make sure we know you’re participating in either half-time or post-game concert! You will enter the Coliseum at a designated gate (TBD) so that you can get your instrument inside. This entrance will only be open for 45 minutes; you will need to be in the stadium at least 30 minutes before kick-off and you will need your credential and game ticket to enter this gate. You can also choose to meet the alumni band two hours before kick-off between Town and Gown and the Law School to march over together; you will still need your credential and game ticket to enter with the alumni band group.

 

GAME TICKETS – You will need to purchase a game ticket to enter the stadium! We have reserved a block of tickets that can be purchased online using the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/HomecomingGameTickets

 

RADISSON HOTEL ROOM BLOCK – I was able to secure a limited number of hotel rooms for a reduced rate at the Radisson Hotel, located directed across from campus on Figueroa Street. The rate is $179 plus taxes and parking, per night. Here is what you need to do to book your room:

  1. Reservation will be made through individual call in or online. The name of event is under “USC Trojan Marching Band Alumni”
  2. Guest may start making reservations with your personal access code BANDTR under “More Search Options” either online http://www.uscradisson.com or by calling 800.333.3333.
  3. The promotional code is valid only for checking in on Friday November 3 rd or Saturday, November 4th. If you need to stay a day or two earlier or after these dates, please make reservations through the hotel directly at 213.748.4141.
  4. Parking available at $25 per night
  5. Last day to make reservations under the group-discounted rate is October 2nd 2017.

 

HALFTIME PARTICIPANTS: TROMBONES & HORNS!

  • RSVP utilizing the online form: https://sait.usc.edu/band/homecoming/
  • Check-in at Howard Jones field at 7 a.m. (subject to change if a night game) for rehearsal on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
  • Wear red shirt, red hat and jeans
  • Pick up credential and any ordered items at check-in
  • Enter Coliseum at designated gate at least 30 minutes before kick-off OR meet the alumni band two hours before kick-off between Town and Gown and the Law School to march over together
  • YOU MUST HAVE A GAME TICKET AND CREDENTIAL TO ENTER!!!
  • Store your instrument as directed
  • More information to follow closer to the date of the game

 

POSTGAME PARTICIPANTS: Everyone else!

  • RSVP utilizing the online form: https://sait.usc.edu/band/homecoming/
  • Wear red shirt, red hat and jeans
  • Check-in, Credential & Merchandise pick up will take place at the Saturday morning alumni band rehearsal! 7am if it is an early game; TBD if it is a late game.
  • Enter Coliseum at designated gate at least 30 minutes before kick-off OR meet the alumni band two hours before kick-off between Town and Gown and the Law School to march over together
  • YOU MUST HAVE A GAME TICKET AND CREDENTIAL TO ENTER!!!
  • Store your instrument as directed
  • More information to follow closer to the date of the game

 

If you have any questions call the alumni hotline at (213) 973-3469 or email at tmbalumni@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Maria Jordan
Alumni Coordinator
213.740.6568

mariajor@usc.edu