Southeast Invites Golden Eagles Alumni to Perform at Homecoming

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 19, 2003 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Golden Eagles Marching Band is inviting all Golden Eagles alumni to perform in a special 2003 Golden Eagles Alumni Band during this year’s Homecoming festivities on Oct. 4.

The alumni band will perform as a tribute to Dr. Robert Gifford, professor of music and middle and secondary education, who will be retiring from Southeast this year after more than 20 years with the University’s band program. Gifford will conduct the band, which will perform at halftime during the Homecoming game.

Alumni band members are also invited to help sing the Alma Mater during the homecoming pregame. Kickoff for the nationally televised homecoming game will be at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, or to participate in the Golden Eagles Alumni Band, contact Barry Bernhardt, director of University Bands, at (573) 651-2334.