Band Day FAQ’s
Q: Do I need to know how to march?
A: Well, you will have the opportunity to march in the UIS Homecoming parade, and prior experience will certainly be helpful. It is not, however, required. There will be opportunities throughout the day to refine your marching skills.
Q: Will I get the music in advance?
A: YES! We will begin mailing out music in early September and continue as registration materials arrive. It is expected that you will be familiar with the music when you arive at UIS.
Q: Must I memorize my music?
A: Short answer, NO! Longer answer, we reccomend that you bring your music in a flip folder and have a working lyre so that you can read your music while performing… And memorization can only help, so if you are willing, go for it!
Q: I’m all registered and ready to go. When should I arrive?
A: 8:30am in room 33 of the Visual and Performing Arts Building.
Q: What all should I bring with me to Band Day?
A: Here is an equipment checklist:
________ Flip folder (music folio)
________ Lyre if needed
________ Mouthpiece, reeds, sticks, etc.
________ Tenni shoes / sneakers
________ Comfortable, neat shorts (t-shirt provided!)
________ Sun screen, hat, sun glasses, etc.
________ Last but not least… bring a great attitude, ready for fun.
Q: What is provided for me?
A: water and sports drinks, lunch in the UIS Food Emporium, dinner and admission to the UIS Homecoming Tailgate Party and Cookout, and a UIS Band Day 2008 T-Shirt
Help us anticipate your questions and needs. If you need any further information, please contact Todd Cranson at email@example.com or (217) 206-7549.