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Alumni Band Day 2016 - Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 vs. Washington

Gametime has been announced: kickoff will be at 7:30pm this Saturday, November 5th.

With that in mind, we have a proposed schedule for ABD. Please see below:

10:00am: Instrument drop-off at Memorial
10:15-10:45am: Check-in at Memorial
10:45-11:30am: Music rehearsal
11:30-11:55am Lunch
12:00pm: Downbeat for marching rehearsal
3:00pm: Marching rehearsal ends
3:30-4:30pm: Pre-game Tailgate at Alumni House exclusive for those marching in ABD
4:30pm: Alumni House tailgate opens to all
5:30pm: Stadium Gates Open (bobblehead giveaway--Marchers may enter stadium early)]
6:00pm: Alumni House tailgate ends
6:00pm: Sproul Steps Concert
6:15pm: March up to stadium following Cal Band
~6:30pm: Alumni Band enters stadium
~7:00: Pregame!
7:30pm: Kickoff
~11:30pm: Game Over… hopefully

We know that late kickoffs can complicate gameday for some, but we're hoping that you'll still be able to join us for a great show this Saturday.

If your plans have changed and you will no longer be able to attend ABD, please let us know by sending in an additional survey response below.

Conversely, if you were previously on the fence and are now super-excited not to have to show up before dawn, now is also a great time to let us know that you are attending! There is no need to send in another survey if your plans have not changed from your original response.

A big change here is the timing of our reception. With kickoff happening later in the day, a post-game reception could potentially be a sleepy affair. We have decided to bump it up to pregame! The tailgate will be open at 3:30pm for those who are going to march on Saturday. All other attendees are welcome to join the party starting at 4:30pm at Alumni House. Top Dog will be served!

Merchandise: The fleeces are here!

Since we're going to be playing at night, these are a great option to wear on-field or in the stands if you don't already have some warm black/dark-blue Cal gear. Here's the link to our order form: Anything you order will be waiting for pick-up at Memorial on Saturday. If you aren't able to attend, then these can still be shipped regularly.

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us at or via comment on the Facebook event page:

Thank you all for your patience as we get everything sorted out for the big day, and we hope to see everyone there!

Go Bears! -Phil


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