Marching Illini Honor Senior Members

Photo courtesy of Marching Illini

For its final show of the season, the Marching Illini will focus on honoring the seniors of the band. To start off halftime, the band will play Journey, the song that was voted as the favorite of the senior class. Following the senior song will be two swing pieces, Bandstand Boogie and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, which were performed by the band at the Bands of America Super Regional in Indianapolis on Oct. 20. The band will close with the traditional Three-in-One, after which everyone except the seniors will exit the field. As they group around the painted “I” in the turf at the center of the field, each senior’s name will scroll across the scoreboard. Always an emotional moment, this is the seniors’ time to celebrate their journey of being a member of the Marching Illini.


About: Kirsten Keller

Kirsten is a sophomore in news-editorial journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She plays piccolo in the Marching Illini and works for The Daily Illini, the University's daily newspaper. Kirsten is originally from Downers Grove, Illinois.