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EMU Band Day


Greetings from Eastern Michigan University! We are pleased to invite you and your students to our annual EMU Band Day at the Factory. This year's event will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Rynearson Stadium as we take on Ohio University. Although the time of the game has not been released, we anticipate it being an afternoon kickoff. As soon as we are made aware of the kick-off time we will release a schedule for the day.


Below are a few highlights surrounding our Band Day festivities:


A massed band halftime rehearsal and performance in Rynearson Stadium.

The EMU Eagle's Fight Song will be provided, but we ask for you to acquire two commercial arrangements on your own:

  • Fly Like An Eagle Arranged by Tim Waters (JW Pepper #10045203) *e-print available
  • Defying Gravity Arranged by Jay Bocook & Will Rapp (JW Pepper #10088733) *e-print available


You will receive complimentary admission for all participating students, directors, and up to ten chaperones/drivers. Additional tickets can be purchased through the EMU ticket office. Tickets for the game are $25 at the gate on game day. If you purchase tickets in advance of game day they are only $15 per ticket. There is a further discount for groups of 15 or more at a price of $7 per ticket. Please call the EMU ticket office at 734-487-3669 for more information

Prior to the game each band participates in the "Pass-in-Review" around the field followed by a Pregame performance by the EMU Marching Band.

 One select group will be invited to perform their fall show during at the conclusion of the game. Please indicate on your registration form if you are interested in this postgame performance.


**This year because of the music being announced so close to the event, we will not be having our Color Guard Competition. Our EMU Color Guard, twirler, and their instructor will teach your color guard, twirlers, and majorettes, etc routines for the massed band halftime selections**


The Deadline for registration has passed

Click here for an itinerary for the day.





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