Celebrate Homecoming with your fellow Bearcat Band alums! Join us Friday night for an optional full band rehearsal followed by a special reunion event at Mecklenburg Gardens. On Saturday, join us for Gameday marching at Paul Brown Stadium as the Bearcats battle Miami University for Homecoming Zinzinnati 2014 – September 19 & 20, 2014! For full information on the events and activities of Homecoming weekend, please visit the official UC Homecoming Website.

Dates: September 19, 2014 & September 20, 2014
Times: See schedule of events information below.
Locations: Mecklenburg Gardens and Rockwern Band Center
Description: Join us back in Cincinnati for a Friday night optional rehearsal, special reunion event at Mecklenburg Gardens and Gameday marching as your Bearcats battle Miami University in the 119th Battle for the Victory Bell for Homecoming 2014!

UCBAA Membership Information:

You will select your desired level of membership when registering on the UC Alumni Association website. All dues levels grant the member voting privileges in the UCBAA and a one-year subscription to the Leaky Bugle, both in our electronic and print formats.

In order to reserve your jacket for Homecoming 2014, orders must be placed by no later than August 29, 2014. Those jackets will be available for pick-up at the Gameday registration desk. Jackets ordered after that date will be delivered after Homecoming. A handful of jackets can be made available for marching members to borrow on Saturday.

Instrument Notice: The following instruments can be provided by the UCBAA (mouthpieces and sticks/mallets will NOT be provided): mellophone, baritone, sousaphone and percussion. Flags will be made available for colorguard members who wish to participate. Please be sure to identify your instruments needs when registering.

A portion of the dues are tax-deductible.

If you would like to give an additional gift to support the Alumni Band, you may do so when registering for these events on the UC Alumni Association website. All donations fund the general operations of the UCBAA, are tax-deductible, and will be recognized in subsequent issues of the Leaky Bugle.

Membership rates:

Individual Membership:   $30.00
Couple Membership:       $50.00

Schedule of Events:

Alumni Band  Optional Full Band Rehearsal/Percussion Sectional and Homecoming Reunion

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Start time: 4:30pm EST – Optional full band rehearsal
6:30pm EST – Reunion
Location: Rockwern Band Center and Mecklenburg Gardens – 302 E University Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Prices: Reunion fee is $5 per person (to cover administrative costs); children under the age of 5 are free
Register by: September 12, 2014
(Note: Jacket RSVP deadline: August 29, 2014)
Description: The UC Band Alumni Association is excited to invite you to join us for Friday night’s optional full band rehearsal and percussion sectional at Rockwern Band Center at 4:30pm. No registration required.Then, join as we gather once again for an exceptional evening among friends at Mecklenburg Gardens, a fun and festive German restaurant located near UC’s Main Campus! Registration for the event is $5. Guests 5 and under – FREE! Dinner is pay-your-own-way. With limited event capacity, tickets will go fast so be sure to reserve your spot right away! The evening will include a cocktail hour, your choice of dinner options from a special event menu and a scholarship raffle! Please RSVP by September 12, 2014. Tickets to this special event are first come, first served.

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm – Cocktail Social Hour
  • 7:30pm - Dinner
  • 8:30pm-10pm - Social Hour and Raffle Drawing

You are not required to attend Gameday OR be a UCBAA member in order to attend the Reunion.

If you have any questions regarding the reunion, please call LeAnne Anklan at 513.227.1039.

Gameday versus Miami

Note: NO WALK-UP REGISTRANTS WILL BE ABLE TO MARCH DURING PRE-GAME. Walk-up registrants will still be able to participate by marching in the parade.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Start time: Please check back for an official start time and itinerary. Full schedule subject to change.
Itinerary: Gameday Schedule

  • 11am - Registration in Rockwern Band Center
  • Time TBD - Possible percussion rehearsal (to be decided by group, will be communicated if happening, may just be at beginning of rehearsal at 11:30am)
  • 11:30am - Music rehearsal and UCBAA meeting
  • 12:30pm – Head out to field for joint rehearsal with combined bands
  • 1pm – Joint on-field rehearsal with combined bands
  • Post- on-field rehearsal – Break for lunch on your own around campus
  • 2:30pm - Transportation to Paul Brown Stadium (MUST BE ON TIME, BUSSES WILL LEAVE AT 2:30PM)
  • 3:30pm - Head over and line-up for the parade (3.5 hours to Gametime)
  • 4pm – Parade (Downtown at The Banks)
  • Post-parade - Meal with undergraduate band in Transit Center Tunnel (Details to be worked out)
  • 5:30pm - March with the band into the stadium TBD (MUST BE ON TIME TO GET INTO PBS)
  • ~6:30pm – Pregame performance at Paul Brown Stadium
  • 7pm - Gametime and stand tunes in the stands
  • Post-game – Take busses back to Rockwern Band Center
Location: University of Cincinnati (main campus) at the Rockwern Band Center and Paul Brown Stadium (downtown)
Register by: September 12, 2014
(Note: Jacket RSVP deadline: August 29, 2014)
  • Official UC Alumni Band red jacket (old or new version)
  • Black Slacks
  • Black Shoes
  • Black Socks
  • Official UC Alumni Band Baseball Hat (old or new version)
Description: Don’t miss Homecoming Gameday 2014 with the UCBAA! Save the entire day as we will rehearse and march in the parade, and then perform during Pregame as the Bearcats take on longtime rival Miami University at Paul Brown Stadium! Additional details and information listed above. Please continue to visit this page for the latest updates! Please RSVP for Homecoming 2013 by August 29, 2014. Jacket orders must be in by August 29, 2014 in order to ensure their arrival for Homecoming 2014. Jackets purchased prior to the cut-off will be available for pick-up at the Gameday registration table. If you do not meet the jacket deadline, you will still be able to participate by borrowing a jacket.Transportation to Paul Brown Stadium
We have worked out busing for the Alumni Band down to Paul Brown Stadium. No individual travel arrangements will be necessary.Game Tickets for Marchers
You must be a UCBAA member in active standing to participate in the Parade and/or Gameday. If you plan to march in Gameday 2014, you will receive a complimentary ticket to the game.Game Tickets for Family and Non-Marching Alumni
Guest tickets are now available at a discounted rate of $20Guest tickets can be purchased by visiting this website and using the promo code UCBAND. We cannot guarantee that these will be seated near the Alumni Band seats. ALL family/friend/guest tickets must be purchased by August 29, 2014After August 29, 2014, please call 513.556.CATS [2278] to purchase tickets directly from the Bearcats Ticket Office. If you have any questions regarding Gameday activities, please call LeAnne Anklan at 513.227.1039.

Music available to download at this link: http://ucband.uc.edu/alumni/homecoming/homecoming-music/. Please contact LeAnne at carterlm1@gmail.com to receive the login info, but the password is the same from last year if you search your email.


For Reunion or Gameday registration, or to pay your annual dues, please visit the registration website). If you have any questions or issues regarding registration, please contact LeAnne Anklan at 513.227.1039.