UCLA Alumni Band Gig Alert 01/29/2018

 
UCLA Alumni Band

January 29, 2018

Announcing the 2018 UCLA-u$¢ Football Game Ticket
Incentive/Reward Program!

UCLA Athletics is pleased to offer one complimentary ticket to the UCLA-u$¢ football game at the Rose Bowl on November 17 to each Alumni Band member who participates in more than 50% of the Qualifying Events we perform at between January 1 and November 17, 2018. (Qualifying Events are listed as such on the Calendar at the end of each Newsletter and GigAlert, including this one.) Those of you who joined us for the Gymnastics meet on January 6 will receive one participation credit for that meet, as Athletics is providing retroactive credit for that event as thanks for our record-setting attendance.

There are currently 13 Qualifying Events on our schedule (see the new spring events we have just added!), so each band member who participates in at least 7 of them will earn a comp ticket. Should the number of Qualifying Events change, the participation minimum would change accordingly. (Note: should there be an even number of Qualifying Events, the participation minimum would be 50% plus 1.) Also, there is no complimentary ticket provision for guests; we will have the opportunity to purchase guest tickets in our section during the fall.

UCLA Athletics provides great support to the Alumni Band, and they are offering these tickets (value: $110 each) to help show their appreciation for all we do each year. We hope to get great participation at all the events on our schedule, as our Bruin teams
love having us perform at their games/matches/meets. Sign up now!

   

GYMNASTICS – vs the University of Oklahoma
PAULEY PAVILION

THIS Sunday, February 4 | Call Time: 11:30 am

Oklahoma Sooners

The Alumni Band plays its second and last gymnastics meet of the 2018 season on Super Bowl Sunday. This “Super Beam Sunday” meet will be the first ever NCAA Women’s Gymnastics meet on ESPN, so we need a large and loud band. The Bruins are ranked in the top 4, nationally, are really exciting to watch, and we always have a fun time playing for them and the huge crowds they draw.

And, as an extra bonus, the Alumni Band will provide pizza for all band members and guests before the meet!

We really want to have a large band for this event. You will not miss the Super Bowl. Tom Brady is hiding all the game balls and will not tell anyone where they are until the UCLA Alumni Band has returned home to watch the game.

So please bring yourselves, your friends, your friends’ friends and their friends. Everyone should enter Pauley at the “Office” door on the west side of the building, and then join us in our section on the floor.

Parking in Lot 7 will be provided by UCLA Athletics. Ask the attendant for a permit or go to one of the kiosks at Lot 8 or Lot 4 if there is no attendant present. The parking patrol will issue tickets to vehicles without permits so please do not waste next year's dues money on a parking ticket.

Please make sure to sign up on our website so we know you’ll be there!

   

CREW - vs Stanford Cardinal
UCLA Boathouse, Marina Del Rey
Saturday, March 3, 2018 | Call Time: 8:30 am


Crew

The UCLA Crew Team has asked the Alumni Band to provide entertainment. The Band will not be asked to play on the boats, as we might cause the boats to sink like the Titanic or wash ashore like the Minnow, or we might fall in and get wet. So, we will stand safely on the shore serenading the rowers. Light Breakfast will be provided. This is a fun gig with lots of opportunities to play and eat breakfast and play more and eat more breakfast. We might go to a local restaurant after the meet for a second breakfast.

Please make sure to sign up on our website so we know you’ll be there!
 



BASEBALL - vs u$¢ trojans
Dodger Stadium
Sunday, March 11 | Call Time: 1:30 pm

The Alumni Band returns for its annual pilgrimage to Dodger stadium on Sunday, March 11. Parking will not be provided by the Dodgers but the Band will reimburse all those who ask. We believe that each musician or drummer will be allowed to bring in one guest, but all the details will not be finalized until Yu Darvish finishes an inning.

Please make sure to sign up on our website so we know you’ll be there!
 


New Gig!
SOFTBALL - vs OREGON STATE
EASTON STADIUM, UCLA
Saturday, March 24 | Call Time: 4:30 pm

Those of you who have joined us in the past know how much fun it is to perform at a UCLA Softball game. Not only is our team really good, but we get to play a lot! The games only last 7 innings (well, 6 ½ since the Bruins usually win) so you’ll have plenty of time to have dinner after the game. UCLA Athletics will provide parking and you are welcome to bring as many guests as you’d like.

Please make sure to sign up on our website so we know you’ll be there!
 


New Gig!
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL - vs BYU
PAULEY PAVILION
Saturday, April 7 | Call Time: 5:30 pm

Your #2-ranked Bruins will be taking on the #5-ranked BY-Who Cougars in what will surely be an exciting match. In fact, it’s such a big event that it’s being held in Pauley instead of the Wooden Center. We get to play a lot at volleyball matches, too, so please come out and join us. We will guarantee that this match won’t last as long as last year’s Hawaii match. In fact, it probably won’t last as long as Game 1 of that match by itself! UCLA Athletics will provide parking and you are welcome to bring as many guests as you’d like.

Please make sure to sign up on our website so we know you’ll be there!
 


New Gig!
BASEBALL - vs Oregon
JACKIE ROBINSON STADIUM, UCLA
Saturday, May 19 | Call Time: 12:00 pm

Come help your #11-ranked UCLA Baseball team take on the Oregon Ducks at Jackie Robinson Stadium on what should be a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Baseball games are always fun because we get to play Sweet Caroline and Take Me Out to the Ball Game and have the crowd sing along to both. UCLA Athletics will provide parking and you are welcome to bring as many guests as you’d like.

Please make sure to sign up on our website so we know you’ll be there!
 


2018 BAND SCHEDULE

 

Day

Date

Opponent/Event

Location

TV

Call Time

Qualifying Event?

Sat

1/6/2018

Gymnastics
vs. Ohio State

Pauley Pavilion

 

 

Y

Sun

2/4/2018

Gymnastics
vs. Oklahoma

Pauley Pavilion

ESPN

11:30 AM

Y

Sat

3/3/2018

Crew
vs. Stanford*/SDSU

Marina Del Rey

N/A

8:30 AM

Y

Sun

3/11/2018

Baseball
vs. u$¢

Dodger Stadium

PAC-12

1:30 PM

Y

Sat

3/24/2018

Softball
vs. Oregon State*

Easton Stadium

N/A

4:30 PM

Y

Sat

4/7/2018

Men’s Volleyball
vs. BYU

Pauley Pavilion

PAC-12

5:30 PM

Y

Sat

5/19/2018

Baseball
vs. Oregon*

Jackie Robinson Stadium

PAC-12

12:00 PM

Y

Sat

8/18/2018

Annual Rehearsal and BBQ

Hirsch Castle

N/A

8:30 AM

Y

Sat

9/1/2018

Football
vs. Cincinnati

Rose Bowl

TBA

TBA

Y

Sat

9/15/2018

Football
vs. Fresno State

Rose Bowl

TBA

TBA

Y

Sat

10/6/2018

Football
vs. Washington*

Rose Bowl

TBA

TBA

Y

Sat

10/20/2018

Football
vs. Arizona*

Rose Bowl

TBA

TBA

Y

Fri

10/26/2018

Football
vs. Utah*

Rose Bowl

TBA

TBA

Y

Sat

11/17/2018

Football
vs. u$¢*

Rose Bowl

TBA

TBA

N

Sat

11/24/2018

Football
vs. Stanford*

Rose Bowl

TBA

TBA

N

*PAC-12



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