Marching Pirates Alumni Reunion

Drum roll, please! It’s time to get together for an ECU 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.

Welcome to all our wonderful ECU Marching Pirates alumni!

We are so looking forward to having you back on campus and working with the band again this year. Your support and participation in the Marching Pirates Alumni Reunion highlights the quality of individual that this group has had throughout its history. The band members also look forward to seeing and hearing you perform with them, and I know the crowd will continue to enjoy your participation!

If you’re on the fence about coming back, I encourage you to visit the Marching Pirates Alumni Facebook Page. There you’ll see memories that have been made at past reunions and connect with fellow alumni who have been a part of making Pirate game days so special. Let’s do everything we can to make this the best alumni band reunion to date!

Bill Staub
Associate Director of Bands and
Director of the ECU Marching Pirates

Friday, October 18, 2013

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 Pirates Alumni Social
6:30 p.m.
City Hotel & Bistro, 203 Greenville Boulevard SW
$15 per person (not included in the reunion fee)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

At this time, kickoff for the football game has not been set. All references to time below are in advance of kickoff.

7:00 a.m.
Fletcher Music Building, Room 110

Alumni Band Rehearsal
8:00 a.m.
Fletcher Music Building, Room 110

Marching Band Rehearsal
9:00 a.m.
College Hill Field
Combined rehearsal with current and alumni Marching Pirates.

9:30 a.m.
College Hill Field

March to Stadium
10:15 a.m.

Pregame Performance
11:40 a.m.

Football Game
Southern Miss vs. ECU
12:00 noon
Halftime Performance*
A ticket to the football game is included in the reunion fee. Participants can purchase up to three additional 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 and khaki pants as your band uniform on game day.

Post Game Gathering
Immediately following the game
Varsity Club, 123 East Fifth Street
The Varsity Club will have food and drink specials ready for reunion participants after the game.

Hotel Block
Rooms have been blocked at the City Hotel & Bistro for Marching Pirates Alumni Reunion participants and their guests. Reserve by August 29 to receive the special rate of $149 per night which includes a hot breakfast. Please mention “Marching Pirates” when making your reservation.

City Hotel & Bistro
203 Greenville Boulevard SW
Greenville, NC 27834
Telephone: 877-271-2616

Contact with questions about the performance. Contact for all other questions.

Join the Facebook group for

ECU Marching Pirates

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