The University of Illinois bands are a beloved institution in Champaign-Urbana. Here is what they are doing this weekend:
7 p.m.: Basketball band at Illinois men vs. McKendree, State Farm Center
6 p.m.: Marching Illini and Marching Illini Alumni Band at the Illinois Homecoming Parade, Education Building to Foellinger Auditorium
7 p.m.: Marching Illini at Illinois Homecoming Pep Rally, steps of Foellinger Auditorium
2:30 p.m.: Marching Illini game day events at Illini football game against Michigan State, Memorial Stadium (see website below for more particulars; go to http://www.athletics.illinois.edu  for ticket information)
3 p.m.: Marching Illini in concert (led by conductor Barry L. Houser, graduate associate conductor Brian Coffill with Normal West High band conducted by Lisa Preston), Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (visit krannertcenter.com for ticket information)
Visit bands.illinois.edu for more information.