ND Band Alumni

2018 Alumni Band Reunion

(The 2014 Alumni Band performs with the student members of the Band of the Fighting Irish)

October 12-13, 2018
Pittsburgh at Notre Dame Game Weekend

Registration has now closed. To be added to the waiting list, please click here

Note: Band seating is limited. Reunion requests may well exceed available seats in the band block.
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 28, 2018.

Every band alum planning to participate must fill out a separate registration form. (Example: If married to a Band alum who is also participating, both alums must fill out a separate form.)

Ticket Packages:

1 Ticket Package - $195.00
includes 1 marching polo, 1 marching hat, 1 stadium ticket, & registration fee

2 Ticket Package - $280.00
includes 1 marching polo, 1 marching hat, 1 stadium ticket, 1 non-marching guest stadium ticket, & registration fee

0 Ticket Package - $110.00
includes 1 marching polo, 1 marching hat, & registration fee. You are providing your own tickets and will sit in your ticketed location, not in the alumni band block.

Important Information and Restrictions

NOTRE DAME 2018 FOOTBALL TICKET PRICES HAVE NOT BEEN SET at this time. The best estimates are around $85. If the final price varies significantly, adjustments will be made to Reunion pricing accordingly.

YOU ARE ALLOWED TO ORDER UP TO TWO TICKETS TOTAL from the Band. The 2 Ticket Package includes your stadium seat and a stadium seat for your non-marching guest.  Guest seats will be located next to you in the participating band alumni stadium seats. All tickets will be held in the Band office and distributed to you when you arrive to check-in for the Reunion.

THE TICKET OFFICE REGULAR LOTTERY: If you are eligible for tickets through the 2018 Alumni Ticket Lottery you may apply for both Lottery seats AND Band Reunion seats for the Pittsburgh game.  Seats purchased through the ticket lottery will not be located in the alumni band seating area.

MARCHING HATS and 2018 Alumni Band MARCHING POLO SHIRTS are required for those marching on the field with the Alumni Band. One 2018 Alumni Band MARCHING POLO SHIRT and one 2018 Alumni Band MARCHING HAT is included in the participant registration price. Additional polo shirts and hats 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 if you do not have your old one up in the attic. 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 a limited number of large instruments such as sousaphones, baritones, and percussion, and will make every effort to help with other instruments. The instrument rental fee is $60. See also the O'Brien Fund information below.

O’BRIEN FUND contributions and INSTRUMENT SPONSORSHIPS 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 Reunion, please consider contributing the cost of the instrument to the O'Brien Fund. The Band will purchase the instrument, which you will use for 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 2018 Alumni Band polo shirt and the 2018 Reunion ball cap are required for participating Alumni. Navy blue pants or blue jeans along with athletic shoes are encouraged.

Prices range from $110.00 to $280.00 (price depends on options selected)

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, October 12, 2018                   
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Check in at the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall 
                                    (Social time in the Band Alumni tent)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Music Rehearsal in the main Rehearsal Room
6:00 p.m. - Pep Rally 
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - Social Gathering TBA

Saturday, October 13, 2018              
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Latecomer check-in at the Ricci Band Hall
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Rehearsal at Ricci Fields
11:30 a.m. - Section Photos on the steps of the Main Building
12:15 p.m. - Alumni Band Steps off to Stadium

Marching Alumni: Ushers will need to scan EVERY ticket after you reach the field.  
Guests and Non-Marching Alumni: You will enter the stadium through Gate E.
1:00p.m. - Field cleared for Football warm-ups           
2:30 p.m. - Kick-off: ND vs. Pittsburgh
7:00 p.m. - Mass at the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall


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