ATU Band Member for a Day September 8

All junior high and high school band students are invited to participate in the Arkansas Tech University Band Member for a Day 2018 event on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The day with the ATU marching band, known far and wide as Arkansas’ Band of Distinction, will begin with a 1-2:30 p.m. rehearsal at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field. Visiting high school students should wear casual athletic attire that is appropriate for the weather.

After two hours of free time to explore the ATU campus and change into their school’s marching band uniform, the band member for a day participants will report to Nutt Residence Hall (1505 N. El Paso Ave. in Russellville) at 4:30 p.m. From there, band members will participate in the traditional pre-game warm-up, march to the stadium and pre-game performances.

Kickoff for the football game between Arkansas Tech and Henderson State University is scheduled for 6 p.m. Admission will be free for all ATU Band Member for a Day participants, who will sit in the stands with Arkansas’ Band of Distinction and perform on the field during halftime.

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Register forĀ ATU Band Member for a Day 2018.