Elgin High marching band invites alumni to join in a special performance

Submitted by Elgin Area School District U-46
Posted9/4/2019 8:11 PM

The Elgin High School marching band is inviting band alumni to perform with them during the halftime of the homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 28.

The performance is just the start of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of Elgin High School, with more events being planned for 2019.


Elgin High School opened in 1869, and the first band was formed in 1915 under the direction of John Brisbin.

Dubbed the "Pride of Elgin," the EHS band is a popular attraction at community events. It received an Elgin Image Award from the city earlier this year.

"Bringing back former Maroon band members is a fun idea, and we are looking forward to them joining us at Homecoming," said Band Director Robert Sanchez.

Band alumni who want to perform in the Homecoming show are asked to register by 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, on the www.prideofelgin.org website.

Music will be available in advance, and instruments will be provided for those in need.

Band alumni with questions or concerns about performing so long after high school can contact Sanchez at robertsanchez@u-46.org.

Members of the current Maroon Marching Band will be joined by up to 40 alumni members. A special alumni performance during the halftime of the football game at Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive, Elgin.

The rehearsal will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. The game against Streamwood High School begins at 7:30 p.m., and the halftime show is estimated for 8:15 p.m.


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