2014 Alumni Band Reunion
October 3-4, 2014
Notre Dame vs. Stanford Game Weekend
**In recognition of the extreme winter weather conditions that have delayed newsletter delivery, we are extending the deadline to this Friday, March 7th.**
Please READ all information prior to registering USING THIS LINK. You must add a ticket package to your cart and then you will see all your options.
Note: Field seats are limited to 800. Reunion requests may well exceed that number.
Therefore, we urge you to submit your registration NOW to avoid being on a waiting list. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, with special consideration for Band alums from earlier decades. Alums who secure tickets will be notified by March 15, 2014.
If married to a Band alum who is marching, each person must fill out a separate form and each alum may apply for up to 2 tickets.
Important Information and Restrictions
NOTRE DAME 2014 FOOTBALL TICKET PRICES HAVE NOT BEEN SET at this time. The best estimates are around $95. If the final price varies significantly, adjustments will be made to Reunion pricing accordingly.
YOU ARE ALLOWED TO ORDER UP TO TWO TICKETS TOTAL FOR THE GAME. This includes your field seat and a ticket for your guest. Participating Alumni will receive one Sideline Seat (on the field) for yourself and one Guest Seat (see next paragraph) for your guest or family member. All tickets will be held in the Band office and distributed to you when you arrive to check-in for the Reunion.
GUEST SEATS: You may bring one guest and request the location of your guest’s seat. They can be placed next to you in the participating band seating, in the ticketed south end zone bleacher seating, or in regular stadium seating. The Band Reunion has a limited supply of Stadium Seats. When those tickets are sold-out, guest tickets will be assigned to the ticketed south end zone bleacher seating on the field. All seating requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
THE TICKET OFFICE REGULAR LOTTERY: All Band Reunion applications will be processed prior to the Ticket Office’s mailing of the 2014 Alumni Ticket Lottery Applications. The Band office will submit a list of all the Band Reunion ticket recipients to the Ticket Office. Anyone on the list who also applies for Alumni Lottery tickets will automatically not receive lottery tickets for that game. Thus, when your Band Reunion application has been accepted, you will not be able to get extra Stanford game tickets through the lottery.
FRIDAY LEGENDS: Social time will be held at Legends Restaurant and Alehouse Pub 4:00pm to 12:00am. Alums with their families and guests are welcome to stop by. Food vouchers may be purchased for $10 each. The vouchers may be used on the restaurant or club side of Legends for food only. On the club side, the voucher will cover your choice of burger, brat, hot dog, or chicken, as well as a side and a soda. On the restaurant side, the voucher can be used towards the purchase of a meal. Other beverages will be available for purchase.
MARCHING HATS (white) and 2014 Alumni Band MARCHING POLO SHIRTS (navy blue) are required for those marching on the field with the Alumni Band. If you have a white hat from a previous Reunion, you can use it again. One 2014 Alumni Band MARCHING POLO shirt is included in the participant registration price. Additional polo shirts for family or guests may be purchased if desired but are not required.
INSTRUMENTS are your responsibility, and you should do everything possible to obtain an instrument. Borrow an instrument from a friend or from a local school, rent one from a music store, or prowl neighborhood garage sales. The ND Band will make available (for a rental fee) a limited number of large instruments such as sousaphones, baritones, and percussion, and will make every effort to help with other instruments. See also the O’Brien Fund information below.
ALUMNI MASS: As in past years, there will be a Band Alumni Reunion Mass in the Band Building main room immediately following the football game activities, and all are invited to attend. This extraordinary Liturgy has been one of the highlights of past reunions and, as part of your registration response, we are soliciting your interest for participation in the liturgy and music ministry. This year we hope to have all of the planning done and rehearsal scheduled before alums get to South Bend. Besides the actual Mass, there will be a music rehearsal for all musicians and singers AFTER the Saturday morning rehearsal with the ND marching band. Please indicate your area of interest on the form below. You will be contacted well before the reunion with details.
O’BRIEN FUND contributions will be forwarded to the ND Development Office and will give you the same tax advantages and football ticket privileges as with any contribution to the Annual Fund. Note: If you need an instrument for the 2014 Reunion, please consider sponsoring an instrument through the O’Brien Fund. The Band will purchase the instrument which you will use for the 2014 Reunion. Then the ND Band will have a new instrument and future generations of the Band will benefit from your donation. Contact the Band office for details.
ATTIRE: The 2014 Alumni Band polo shirt and a white Reunion ball cap are required for participating Alumni. Navy blue pants or blue jeans along with athletic shoes are encouraged.