Marching Illini Honor Senior Members

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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 …

Dad’s Day with the Marching Illini

The Marching Illini perform the “Three-In-One”. Photo courtesy of the Marching Illini.

Get ready for a weekend of dancing and patriotism as the Marching Illini performs a dual dad’s day show and an America show at the Illinois vs. Minnesota …

Marching Illini Challenge Alumni at Halftime

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As Saturday is Illinois’s homecoming vs. Indiana University, the Marching Illini will be welcoming back former band director Gary Smith, who served as director of the Marching Illini from 1976 to 1999. Since he retired, …

Marching Illini Preview vs. Penn State

Saturday marks the first Big Ten game for the University of Illinois—the Fighting Illini will be taking on the Nittany Lions of Penn State University. This game also marks a special time for both university’s marching bands: this week, the …

Marching Illini Show Preview

    This Saturday, the Fighting Illini will take on the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech under the lights at Memorial Stadium. With a 7 p.m. kickoff, this night game will easily be one of the most energetic of the season for the

Prepare for Beatle-Mania with the Marching Illini

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Fans should be ready to experience a throwback to the ‘60s when the Marching Illini performs at Saturday’s game vs. Charleston Southern University; for its halftime performance, the band will be marching a Beatles-themed …

Marching Illini perform “Chicago”

“Three In One”

State spirit was just as strong as school spirit when the Marching Illini took the field at Saturday’s football game vs. Western Michigan University. Despite the constant threat of torrential downpours, the Marching Illini was able to …

Game Day with the Marching Illini

The Marching Illini enters Memorial Stadium for pre-game. Photo courtesy of the Marching Illini.

Music is something everyone encounters every day. Hop in the car, there’s the radio. Walk down a city street, there are street musicians. Crawl to the