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2017 Alumni Band

Greetings Carolina Band Alumni! We hope you will be a part of the 42nd Annual Alumni Band as we perform on October 28, 2017, during the Homecoming game against Vanderbilt.

How to participate:

1. Register for the 2017 Alumni Band
Submit the registration form and participant fee.

2. Purchase Game Tickets for your guests.   
We are able to provide a single ticket for participating alumni this year.  You may purchase game tickets for your guests through the Athletics Ticket Office at a discounted rate. Alumni Band and their guests seating location this year is Section 24, directly in front of the Caorlina Band.

Purchase your guest tickets here.

If you are a season ticket holder and prefer to remain in your personal stadium seats you may certainly do so and join the Carolina Band for Pre-Game, Halftime and Post-Game performances. Just register for the 2017 Alumni Band and join us for the day.


The 2017 Alumni Band experience is more exciting than ever – old favorites and new features

Reconnect with Band Alumni and Raise Scholarship Funds 

Friday, October 27

9:30 a.m. Annual James K. Copenhaver Band Scholarship Memorial Golf Tournament
Register here – deadline October 12

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Alumni Band Silent Auction
The Carolina Band Alumni tent will host our Silent Auction located in the vicinity of the Homecoming 2017 Carolina Street Party. We appreciate the USC Alumni Association welcoming us to this event so that band alum can participate in the evening activities.

Homecoming 2017 Carolina Street Party
Location: Greene/Lincoln Streets by Colonial Life Arena
USC Alumni Association invites alumni to take a trip back to your college days as they celebrate Homecoming 2017 at the Foundation Square. Food trucks will be on hand.   Beer will also be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all alumni.

Saturday, October 28
Your Gamecock Game Day Experience –  USC vs. Vanderbilt

Attend an exciting SEC football game and perform with the Carolina Band...

  • in Gamecock Park at the Homecoming Pep Rally prior to the game
  • during the traditional pageantry of the USC Pre-Game Show
  • during “At the Beach” Halftime Show    
  • in the stands during the Carolina Band Post-Game performance

Marching participants will wear a memorial ribbon in honor of Pat Wiley, The Voice of the Carolina Band, and we will recognize his passing throughout the day.  Please help spread the word by contacting your friends and posting on social media to share this information about the 2017 Alumni Band events!  Go 'Cocks!

Kirk Randazzo
President, USC Alumni Band