A MESSAGE FROM THE SCSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD...
Whistle, 2, 3, 4...
Up, Two, Kick, Step! When we say those words it always means the same thing: IT'S TIME TO MAKE A MOVE! Whether you are standing in place while marching to the beat... IT'S TIME TO MAKE A MOVE! If you are playing the opening notes of the drill selection to announce that the 101 is in the house... IT'S TIME TO MOVE! If you are supporting the efforts of the Alumni Band Association, it's because you recognize that IT'S TIME TO MAKE A MOVE! The Alumni Band Association is committed to continue moving forward as a viable organization who works with the University and its Band Program to provided needed resources for the hardworking students of the band program. Up, Two, Kick, Step! IT'S TIME TO MOVE!
We have several initiatives (click here) to raise money for our beloved band program in this time of serious budget cuts. Please revisit this page to find out more information. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use it to contact us at any time. We hope that you can fellowship with us. We look forward to serving and working with you the next two years.
The SCSU Alumni Band Association Officers
Second Annual LEADERSHIP 101 Workshop
On August 7, 2015, the SCSU Alumni Band Association hosted it's 2nd annual LEADERSHIP 101 workshop at the beginning of fall drill for the student leaders of the band. The workshop was designed to inspire, engage, interact, and assist the young leaders to apply what they have learned to strengthen personal and organizational leadership. Thanks to our facilitators: Jamie Brunson-Parliamentarian, Terina Gardner-Social Committee Chair, April Shell, and Devin Robinson.
SCSU ALUMNI BAND SCHOLARSHIP ROAST 2017
The SCSU Alumni Band will host a Scholarship Roast honoring Alumni Band member H. Wade Johnson ('79), current Director of Bands at Benedict College. The roast will be held on May 5, 2017 in Columbia, SC Marriott Hotel at 7 pm. Tickets are $40 individual/$70 per couple.
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Band Aide Recipients
In Memory of Solomon Williamson
The SCSU Alumni Band Executive Board was saddened to hear that Alumni Band member Solomon Williamson took his last breath on Sunday night, December 11,2016. Solomon was an award winning Coach who led his team to the lower state Class A championship. He was very courageous person who was battling pancreatic cancer. He inspired everyone who was in his presence with his inspirational messages of hope, triumph, and faith. He fought until he could fight no more. Our hearts go out to his son Matthew, who is a great musician just like his father. To the Williamson family and friends, please hold on the precious memories that you shared. Allow them to comfort you during this difficult time.
Looking for Volunteer Recruiters for the State of SC
Attention Alumni Band members: If you are willing to volunteer to be a recruiter for the state of South Carolina and surrounding areas, please send us an email at email@example.com.
2016 "Thirsty Dog" Campaign Is BACK!
It's time to come together to help make sure the the Marching 101 has water on game days. This is the third year of the campaign and we get better each year. This year we will recognize two winning sections. The section that raises the most money will be recognized along with the section that brings in the most cases of water. Please designate a section of the band to receive credit for your donation. Please see the flyer below for more information.
SAVE THE DATE! SCSU ALUMNI BAND SCHOLARSHIP ROAST
The SCSU Alumni Band will host a Scholarship Roast honoring two people who are very special to our Association. The roast will be held on June 25, 2016 in Columbia, SC at 7 pm. Single tickets are $40 and couples tickets are $70. Click the button above for more information on tickets, donations, and 101 Weekend.
SC State "Marching 101" participated in the Honda Battle of the Bands, on January 30, 2016.
Congratulations to the SC State "Marching 101" Band who made their 4th appearance at the Honda Battle of the Band Showcase. The event was held January 30, 2016, 3:00 pm, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.
Lincoln University (P.A.) also received an invitation to the Showcase. The Interim Director of Bands at LU is Alumni Band member Ronald T. Green.
Prairie View A&M University received an invitation to the Showcase as well. The Staff Arranger (Low Brass and Pep Band) is Brandon Hopkins, also an alumnus of the SC State Band program.
That is a great example of our 101 legacy!
SC State Alumni Band Homecoming Information
We had a blast this past homecoming reuniting with our fellow SC State Alumni Band Alumni family! Regardless of the ERA in which you marched, you are now a part of the ALUMNI ERA. Our styles and memories may be different, but we are still ALUMNI... Now let's make sure our sound is in TUNE! WE ARE 10...1!
If you did not receive the information for Homecoming 2015 or for any of the past alumni events, please send an email to
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We would first like to thank those of you who have donated water or money to our 2015 "Thirsty Dog" Campaign. We were very pleased at the overwhelming response to our call to action. We appreciate everyone who dropped off water, made a donation, or coordinated with other members of their section to make a contribution. You have truly shown the true BULLDOG SPIRIT! We collected hundreds of cases of water and dollars to support the students of the University Band program thanks to generous donations.
We are please to announce that the FLAGS have won the 2015 SECTION CHALLENGE! Thank you so much for "waving the flag" of generosity.
THE INAUGURAL BAND SCHOLARSHIP GALA
On Friday, July 10, 2015, the 1st Annual Scholarship Gala, hosted by the SCSU Alumni Band Association and the
RJS Symphonic Sounds Foundation, was held in Orangeburg, SC. The event was a 101% success! Thanks to the Scholarship Gala Jam Session band that was comprised of alumni and current students. They were amazing! All of the funds collected will be used to support the students of the University Band Program. Congratulations to Desmond Kelly, the recipient of the 2015-16 SCSU Alumni Band Scholarship.
To make a donation, please send a check or money order to the following address:
SCSU Alumni Band Association
300 NE College Street PO Box 7082
Orangeburg, SC 29117
Please write "Band Scholarship donation" in the Memo line.
Ladies and gentlemen...The angels in heaven are rejoicing, for our dear brother, EDDIE MOE. Though we are saddened by the loss of a person who has been a staple in EVERY SCSU BULLDOG, let find COMFORT in knowing that ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN! To the REALEST, CRUNKEST, DIE HARD, UNEQUIVOCALLY UNEQUALED BULLDOG of them ALL ....WE MISS AND LOVE YOU! #SALUTE P.S.--- Show everyone up above how to get a party started!