Any and all musicians from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community—whether students, faculty and staff or alumni—are invited to take part in the Titan Thunder Marching Band’s halftime show at the Oct. 22 Homecoming football game.
Coming together as a one-time-only “Centennial Band,” the collection of musicians will celebrate 100 years of bands at UW Oshkosh. It was 1922 that the institution first assembled a proper marching band—and now a century later the new Titan Thunder has begun its inaugural season.
Those interested in taking part are asked to sign up by Oct. 16. The Titans football game vs. UW-Stout kicks off at 1:25 p.m. at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium.
Participants will meet at the stadium for an hour of rehearsal beginning at 9:30 a.m. Musicians can download Titan Thunder arrangements of the new fight song and alma mater and printed copies will be provided on game day. Simple parts/routines will be taught to percussion, color guard and twirlers at the rehearsal.
While participants are encouraged to use their own instruments when possible, the Titan Thunder has a limited stock of instruments available for this occasion. Available instruments include alto saxophone, baritone, clarinet, mellophone, piccolo, sousaphone, trombone, trumpet, and marching percussion as well as color guard flags and twirling batons.
Lyres will be provided with UWO instruments. Players with their own instruments should bring along a lyre if necessary.
Participants will need to purchase tickets to the game. Additional festivities include the Titan March at 12:15 p.m. and a pregame performance at 1:15 p.m.