Play With the Pep Band at Alumni Day

Saturday, Feb. 24


You're invited to perform with the NIU Pep Band on Alumni Day for the men’s and women’s basketball games!

Women’s game call time – 12:45 p.m. (Game time is 1 p.m.)

Men’s game call time – 3:15 p.m. (Game time is 3:30 p.m.)  

Members can perform at either the women's or men's game, or stay and perform for both. Stop by the NIU Alumni Association’s Alumni Day Reception in the South Lobby in between games! Tickets are only $5 and allow you to play with the band and watch both games. (You must purchase a ticket to participate.)


Since the pep band folder has over 50+ music selections to perform, they will choose a number of songs for alumni to join in on.  Once you are registered, an email with access to these songs will be sent to you.


  • Energy and excitement to cheer on the Huskies!
  • A music stand or way to hold music. 
  • Your instrument. (Please register using the button below or email with your instrument information.)
  • Dress code: Please wear your NIU Marching Band long sleeve shirt or your Red & Black NIU gear, along with black pants or slacks. No jeans.

Questions? Contact Assistant Director of NIU Foundation & Alumni Events Malerie Schumaker at or 815-753-5088.

NOTE: Although the Silverette Alumni will not be performing, we encourage you to come out and support the current Silverettes and join in on the day!. 

Event Details

Cost: $5 (you must purchase a ticket to participate)


12:45PM Sat 24 Feb 2024, Central timezone


NIU Convocation Center
1525 W Lincoln Hwy South Lobby
DeKalb, IL 60115

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 Alumni Day Cram the Convo Details:

Saturday, Feb. 24
1 p.m.—NIU Women's Basketball vs. Bowling Green
2-4 p.m.—NIUAA Alumni Day Reception in the South Lobby
3:30 p.m.—NIU Men's Basketball vs. Ohio University

The NIU men's and women's basketball teams are holding their annual "Cram the Convo" doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the NIU Convocation Center.

In conjunction with the event, we are holding our Alumni Day and hope to "Cram the Convo" with our alumni.

Alumni Day will be held between games from 2-4 p.m. in the South Lobby and will feature a short program, snacks, hot chocolate and raffles. 

Enter the South Lobby from the south side of the arena.