So this isn’t directly related to the Knights, but I think it’s close enough for enough people to post it here.
I’m helping organize the WIU Alumni Marching Band for Homecoming, October 18th, 2008. I know that quite a few Knights also went to Western and were in the Marching Band. Here’s the deal: last year, Mr. Phillips (the current band director) said that if we were able to get 50 or more alumni in the alumni band (a reasonable goal, we had probably half that last year with much less organization), we could probably play an alumni band-only song (previously, we’d play with the current marching band).
I’ve started a Facebook group and event (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=21961372038&ref=ts) to start getting people organized, but I know that some people aren’t on Facebook, so I’m trying to get the word out to any WIU band alumni that are out there. If you marched with the WIU Marching Leathernecks and would like to dust off the old horn or drum and entertain a football stadium full of people again, either go to the group, or email me at email@example.com. Thanks.