Marching Pirates Alumni Reunion

Drum roll, please! It’s time to get together for a Marching Pirates Alumni Reunion! Join fellow former band members for a weekend of fun, music, and football. Meet with old friends and make new ones at this special reunion.

Friday, November 2

Band Open Rehearsal

4:00–6:00 p.m.
College Hill Field
Alumni can listen to the current Marching Pirates practice
and check out instruments for Saturday’s performance.

Marching Pirate Alumni Social
6:30 p.m.
Winslow’s Tavern
120 West Fifth Street
$15 per person; includes Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar

Saturday, November 3

Alumni will have the opportunity to take part in game day activities.

Alumni Band Rehearsal
7:00 a.m.
College Hill Field

Combined Rehearsal with ECU Marching Pirates
7:30 a.m.
College Hill Field
Combined rehearsal with current and alumni Marching Pirates.

9:00 a.m.
Fletcher Music Building, Room B110

March to Stadium
10:30 a.m.

Pregame Performance
11:40 a.m.

Football Game – Houston vs. ECU
12:00 noon
Halftime Performance*
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Reunion participants can purchase up to four football tickets for $30 each.

*Alumni participating in the Alumni Marching Band will be escorted from their seats to the field in time for the Halftime Performance. Please wear the Alumni Marching Band T-shirt, hat, and khaki pants as your band uniform on game day.

Marching Pirates Alumni Reunion is $25 each for Alumni Association members and $35 each for non-members. This includes a Marching Pirates Alumni T-shirt and hat. If you need a ticket to the game, be sure to include that in your order.

Register by Friday, October 26:


By phone: call the Alumni Center at 800-ECU-GRAD

By fax: fax the registration form to 252-328-4369

By mail: send the registration form to:
East Carolina Alumni Association
Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center
Mail Stop 305
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC  27858-4353

A confirmation e-mail with information about campus parking and PDF copies of sheet music will be sent upon receipt of reunion registration.

Hotel Block
Rooms have been blocked at Microtel Inn and Suites for Marching Pirates Alumni Reunion participants and their guests. Reserve by Friday, October 26 to receive the special rate of $80.00 per night for a King or $90.00 for two Queens. Please mention “Marching Pirates” when making your reservation.
Microtel Inn and Suites
450 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834
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Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

"My wife and I both graduated from ECU and we are both lifetime members of the Alumni Association. We've always had a devotion to East Carolina, and because we gained so much from our education, we think lifetime membership is a great way to give back to the University. I would recommend lifetime membership to anyone who went to East Carolina. There are many wonderful benefits, and it's very special."

Jerry '65 and Joanie '65 Tolley

"I am a member of the alumni association because it provides an opportunity for me to connect to the university, renew relationships through alumni events, and help attract potential students to ECU. As an active member of the alumni association, I have the chance to serve as an advocate for the university through volunteerism. Being a member along with my son as a fellow Pirate demonstrates commitment and builds a legacy within our family."

Linda Thomas '81

"I am a member because ECU is my second home. Staying connected not only allows me to give back to the university but also inspire the next generation of pirates."

Tim Willis '12

"I am a member of the Alumni Association because I want everyone to know what East Carolina means to me and how much pride and love I have for ECU. Being a member means the world to me, and is the one way that I can give back and stay connected to the place that gave me the best years of my life."

Jeremy Woodard '01

"I am a member of the alumni association because I appreciate how well ECU prepared me for my business career. I enjoy contributing to the alumni association's efforts to provide scholarships for some of our best and brightest students. The Alumni Association does a great job of providing ways for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and I hope when they do they enjoy it as much as I do. I believe in what ECU stands for and my membership helps me feel a part of the great things ECU is accomplishing!"

Wes Johnson '85