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The BRMM Drumline marches in the Labor Day parade.

Spend a Day with the Big Red Marching Machine

Draft Itinerary for Saturday, November 11, 2023:

  • 8 a.m.

    BRMM for a Day registration opens

  • 8:30 a.m.

    Campus Tour

  • 9 a.m.


  • 9:30 a.m.

    Pre-Game and Pep Rally

  • 11 a.m.

    Kick Off

  • 3 p.m.

    Alma Mater and Traditional Dismissal (approximate)

  • Please note:

    Final itinerary and details will be emailed to registered participants at least one week prior to the event.

  • Event Payment Information

    Registration for the November 11 event will close on Friday, November 3. Payment of $30 is necessary to complete registration.

    Register now
  • What should I wear?

    Students are encouraged to dress for the weather and will be provided with a t-shirt and name tag upon arrival.

  • Questions?

    If you have any questions, please contact TJ Mack, assistant director of the Big Red Marching Marching Professor TJ Mack


Information for parents or guardians

Participants can be dropped off behind Cook Hall. A member of the Illinois State University Bands staff will be at the drop-off point to welcome students and direct them to the check-in table. Parents/guardians are welcome to observe the rehearsal from the Quad side of Cook Hall. If you choose to watch the rehearsal, please note that parking is a little bit of a walk from Cook Hall.

Following the game, the band will parade back to Cook Hall. Concluding each performance with the singing of the Alma Mater is one of our most important game day traditions.

Students can be picked up following the Alma Mater behind Cook Hall. Keep in mind that parking and traffic will be a challenge following the game. We recommend parking in red faculty/staff lots or green commuter lots near Cook Hall and walking to the building to meet your student(s).