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Illinettes Dance Team holding tryouts April 2

March 30, 2016

Tweet: .Make sure your turns are sharp and your leaps are high. The Illinettes Dance team is preparing for tryouts on Saturday. #IlliniAs a 3-year-old, Jaclyn Montagano remembers watching the Macy’s...

The 'best band in the land' shows its Illini pride in NYC and on social media

The Marching Illini drum-line performs for fans in Grange Grove before the game.
November 26, 2015

The Marching Illini will lead Santa through midtown Manhattan in the 89th Macy’s Day Parade on Thursday. The band — which has been preparing for the parade for over a year now — will perform...

Marching Illini steps toward its homecoming performance

October 21, 2014

Football players clad in orange and blue won’t be the only students to grace the football field at the University’s annual Homecoming Game. The Marching Illini, with its shiny instruments and rhythmic...

Marching Illini steps toward its homecoming performance

October 20, 2014

Football players clad in orange and blue won’t be the only students to grace the football field at the University’s annual Homecoming Game. The Marching Illini, with its shiny instruments and rhythmic...

Marching Illini performs at Soldier Field

The Marching Illini performed during the Bears vs. Packers halftime show at Soldier Field at 3 p.m. on Sunday, followed by a performance at Navy Pier.
September 29, 2014

The stadium is about the same capacity as Memorial Stadium. It feels familiar too — the fans are all clad in orange and blue. But there’s a big difference. It’s Soldier Field. There’s about 62,000...

University Basketball Band members bring back a popular ’90s Blues Brothers tradition

Brian Tucker and Nate Leonardi
March 19, 2014

For every Big Ten home basketball game this season, Brian Tucker and Nate Leonardi have stepped onto the court of State Farm Center to perform — while wearing suits and ties.  Tucker, senior in Engineering,...

Marching Illini to tour through Ireland

The Marching Illini wear their warm-up suits and march down the streets of Dublin, Ireland in the St. Patrick's Parade in 2008. On Monday, the Marching Illini will perform in the parade for the seventh time since 1992.
March 12, 2014

Though most identify St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland with the color green, the Marching Illini will be celebrating in blue and orange. On March 17, they will march down the historic winding streets of...

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