Alumni Marching Band
Greetings from Fort Collins!
We hope that you’ll join us for the Alumni Marching Band Reunion as part of Homecoming and Family Weekend, bringing together members from throughout our 120-year history. Reconnect with friends, meet others who have shared in the CSU Marching Band experience, and dust off your chops as we play, spin, or just cheer together for our Ram team. We're excited for you to be part of this season — Go Rams!
For questions about the alumni band, contact Ryan Deming.
“A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”
At the homecoming game, the Alumni Marching Band (including Golden Poms and color guard alumni) joined the CSU Marching Band on the field for this Fergie tune. What a fun party!
Alumni Marching Band History
CSU’s Alumni Marching Band began in 1993 when a group of enthusiastic alumni from the ’80s and ’90s rented a flatbed truck and participated in the Homecoming and Family Weekend parade. Over the years the group has grown in size, and annually joins the CSU Marching Band on the field – and in the stands – during the homecoming game.
In the early days of the Alumni Marching Band, the ensemble marched in the Homecoming and Family Weekend Parade, winning many awards.
2001 - Grand Champion Novelty
2000 - Sweepstakes Novelty
1999 - 2nd Place Novelty, Campus Organizations Division
1998 - Grand Champion Novelty
1997 - Grand Champion Novelty
1996 - 1st Place Novelty, Campus Organizations Division
1995 - Grand Champion Novelty
1994 - 1st Place Novelty, Campus Organizations Division
Messages From Fellow Alumni
2021 Details TBA
Homecoming Sample Schedule
- Enjoy the Friday Night Lights: Pep Rally, Bonfire, Fireworks & Lighting of the A on the lawn west of the Lory Student Center.
- Alumni Marching Band Social: Catch up with fellow Alumni Marching Band members and meet current members.
- Alumni Band Check In at Canvas Stadium
- Alumni Band/CSUMB Rehearsal at Canvas Stadium
- Alumni Rehearsal Ends/CSUMB Rehearsal Continues
- Alumni Band meal
- End of CSUMB Rehearsal (Alumni leave instruments in band storage room)
- CSUMB Performance on Meridian (Ram Walk)
- Alumni enter stadium, meeting on the New Belgium Porch at base of east stairs
- Alumni leave section 102 to retrieve instruments
- CSUMB Band Marches to Stadium
- CSUMB arrives at Stadium Gate
- Approx. time of Pregame
- Kick-Off, Join us in section 102 for stands tunes!
- Seven minutes left in the 2nd quarter—All Alumni Band members meet in section 102, escorted down to field.
- Approx. time of Halftime show
- Approx. time game ends
Alumni Marching Band Sample Participation Package
- Alumni Marching Band apparel to wear during the weekend’s performances
- Access the Alumni Marching Band social
- Meal and rehearsal time at Canvas Stadium
- Rehearsal with the CSU Marching Band at Canvas Stadium
- Play with the CSU Marching Band on the field during pre-game and on the field during halftime.
- Reserved seating near the CSU Marching Band in the stands.* You must purchase a game day ticket - details coming soon.
- Additional game tickets for your family and guests can also be purchased.
*With the stadium layout, the CSU Marching Band section is unable to accommodate Alumni Marching Band members. Alumni will be seated in the section directly behind/above the band for the game. Family members are encouraged to join Alumni Marching Band members in this section.