Join us back at your Alma Mater for a special reunion event at Mick and Mack’s and Gameday marching as the Bearcats battle University of Connecticut for Homecoming 2013 – October 18 &19, 2013! For full information on the events and activities of Homecoming weekend, please visit the official UC Homecoming Website.

Events Map:

Dates: October 18, 2013 & October 19, 2013
Times: See schedule of events information below.
Locations: Mick and Mack’s Contemporary Cafe and Rockwern Band Center
Description: Join us back at UC for a special reunion event at Mick and Mack’s and Gameday marching as your Bearcats battle UConn for Homecoming 2013!

UCBAA Membership Information:

Important Note Regarding Dues: In order to cover increased costs of operation, including being able to offer our signature events as well as the same level of communication and connection that you have come to expect from the UCBAA, please note that there has been an increase for dues this year. This represents the first dues increase in seven years. If you have any questions about this increase, please contact President James Bedingfield at james.bedingfield@gmail.com.


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 2013, orders must be placed by no later than September 27, 2013. 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 Homecoming Reunion

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Start time: 6:00pm EST
Location: University of Cincinnati (Main Campus) at Mick and Mack’s Contemporary Cafe — 2766 UC MainStreet Cincinnati, OH 45219
Prices: $30.00 per adult (Ages 12+); $10.00 per child (Ages 5-11); children under the age of 5 are free
Register by: October 13, 2013 for the Reunion
(Note: Gameday RSVP deadline: September 27, 2013)
Description: The UC Band Alumni Association is excited to invite you to join us as we gather once again for an exceptional evening among friends at Mick and Mack’s Contemporary Cafe, Tangeman University Center’s premier dining establishment located in the heart of UC’s main campus! Regular tickets (Ages 12+) are available for just $30, children’s tickets (6-11) are $10 and for our guests 5 and under – FREE! With limited event capacity, tickets will go fast so be sure to reserve your spot right away! The evening will include a cocktail hour, a delicious Italian dinner buffet, a scholarship raffle and a return visit by our furry friend from the Cincinnati Zoo, Lucy the Bearcat, that we promise you WON’T want to miss! This is a rare chance to meet the real mascot, so get your camera ready and please RSVP by October 13, 2013. Tickets to this special event are first come, first served.

  • 6pm-7pm – Cocktail Social Hour
  • 7pm – Upscale Italian Dinner and Dessert
  • 8:30pm-10pm – Social Hour and Giveaways

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 UConn

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, October 19, 2013
Start time: The game will be starting at Noon which means likely it will be an early morning. Please check back for an official start time and itinerary.
Itinerary: Gameday Schedule

  • 5:30-6:30am – Registration and breakfast in Rockwern Band Center
  • 6-6:30am Possible percussion rehearsal
  • 6:30am – Music rehearsal and UCBAA meeting
  • 7:15am – Rehearsal on the field, Alumni Band only
  • 7:40am – Rehearsal on the field, combined bands
  • 8am – Head over and line-up for the parade
  • 8:30am – Parade
  • 10am – Adriatico’s “Lunch” at Alumni Center
  • ~10:45am – Watch Sigma Sigma performance and march with the band down the drive and into the stadium
  • 11:30am – Pre-Game performance at Nippert
  • Noon – Gametime and stand tunes in the stands
Location: University of Cincinnati (main campus) at the Rockwern Band Center
Register by: September 27, 2013
(Note: Reunion RSVP deadline: October 13, 2013)
  • 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: Do you miss the days of marching in Nippert Stadium? Then you don’t want to miss Homecoming Gameday 2013 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 UConn at Nippert Stadium! Additional details and information listed above. Please continue to visit this page for the latest updates! Please RSVP for Homecoming 2013 by September 27, 2013.Jacket orders must be in by September 27, 2013 in order to ensure their arrival for Homecoming 2013. 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.Game Tickets for MarchersYou must be a UCBAA member in active standing to participate in the Parade and/or Gameday. If you plan to march in Gameday 2013, you will receive a complimentary ticket to the game.Game Tickets for Family and Non-Marching AlumniGuest tickets will be available at a discounted rate of $20Guest tickets can be purchased by visiting this website. We cannot guarantee that these will be seated near the Alumni Band seats. ALL family/friend/guest tickets must be purchased by September 27, 2013.After September 27, 2013, 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 is available to download at this time: 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.