Alumni Band will perform at Homecoming

The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University is inviting all former members of the YSU Marching Band to participate in the annual Homecoming YSU Alumni Band on Saturday, Nov. 3.

“The Alumni Band performance at Homecoming is a great tradition here at YSU,” said Brandt Payne, director of Athletic Bands. “We encourage all of our former band members to limber up, dust off their instruments and return to YSU to perform.”

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts in Bliss Hall, followed by rehearsal and performances in the tailgate lots, pre-game and at halftime.

Joseph Pellegrini, ’75, will serve as the director of the Homecoming YSU Marching Pride Alumni Band. Alumni who would like to participate should contact Pellegrini at More information and a sign up form are available at the YSU Department of Bands website.

Parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee.