The Oregon State Alumni Band (OSAB) is a long established and integral part of The Oregon State University Marching Band. Our membership has over a century of graduates who have gone on to successful careers in all fields and have been leaders in both the Oregon State Community and beyond.
Each year members of our Alumni Band continue to perform and contribute to our program through our Annual Alumni Football Game and with our Alumni Gymnastics Band.
If you are an alum of the Oregon State University Marching Band we would love to know more about you, please take a moment to fill out our Alumni Contact Form, check out our Band Wagon Program, or like the Oregon State Alumni Band Official Facebook Page!
Come Play with us!
OSUMB Annual Alumni Football
Each Fall we invite members of The OSAB to come back and participate alongside our current and incoming OSUMB members for one or more Beaver Football Home Games! These games serve as a fun and memorable way to give back to the OSUMB. The OSAB performs at the Beaver Walk team entry event, tailgating, in the stands, and of course on the field for Pre-Game and halftime! We provide the food and the fun, and all you need to participate is your OSAB T shirt.
We will have two Alumni band football games for the 2017 football season:
Sep 2 (Saturday) 11am vs PSU
Sep 9 (Saturday) 7pm Vs Minnesota
Who can come:
Any Alumni, family or friends. BUT! If any of those family or friends are high school students, please contact us as we have to comply with NCAA recruiting rules.
We have decided to go back to T-shirts. If you have an old band T shirt, that will be fine. If you need a T shirt we will be able to supply you with one.
Hat will be Optional. If you have a black baseball hat feel free to bring it.
We will be making the music available ahead of time. You will get a link to it with the game day details. We are asking that you bring your own copies, this will save us a lot of time before the game, and also allow you to print it as big as you need, or just use your phone on a lyre, if you’re into that kind of thing. You will be responsible for figuring out how to mount your phone to the lyre.
After talking to several alumni, we’ve decided to make a change. Up until now all the costs of having us at the game (food, office staff, etc.) has come out of the band budget. Everyone I talked to felt strongly everything the Alumni band does should be in support of the students and we shouldn’t be using money that would otherwise be going to them. We also understand that money is tight for many people, and we don’t want that to be the reason someone can’t come to an event. Therefore, we have decided to ask for an optional donation of $10. That will help us break even on the game-day costs. We will take cash or check the day of the game. Checks can be made out to OSU Bands.
Game specific details:
September 2nd — 11am Kickoff
Call time — 7am
Optional rehearsal Friday 9/1 from 7 to 9:30pm
Please sign up by August 25th
If you are coming from out of town for this one you may want to consider a hotel due to the early call time. Generally speaking the hotels in town raise their prices on game weekends, but you can often find reasonable deals in Albany and Lebanon.
September 9th — 7pm Kickoff
Call time — 1pm
Please sign up by September 1st
Further game day details and music download links will be sent after the final day to sign up.
OSAB Gymnastics Band
Alumni started the OSAB Gymnastics Band as a way to stay involved at Oregon State and to add another wonderful Athletic Band to the spectrum of groups performing under the umbrella of the OSUMB. The Gymnastics Band, under the direction of OSUMB Alumnus Mark Tarasawa, is one of the most enjoyable and best-loved bands on campus and supports one of the most successful Collegiate Gymnastics Programs in the NCAA.