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Fill the Field 2017

Date: 10/7/2017

Event Details

Online registration is now closed. For late registration, please call 815-753-1452 or 815-753-1449.

Whether you performed with the Marching Huskies, the Marching Huskie Show Band or the Huskie Marching Band, you will always be a member of the “Pride of the Midwest.” We’re pleased to invite you back to campus on Saturday, Oct. 7, to join the 2017 NIU Alumni Marching Band and Silverette alumni for the 111th homecoming at NIU. Since this year also marks the 118th anniversary of the band program at Northern, the goal is to get at least 118 alumni band members and Silverettes back for the homecoming performance.

Even if you haven’t performed since graduating from Northern, now is the time to get your instrument or dance shoes out and help “Fill the Field.”

In an effort to build a strong alumni band and keep in touch with the current Huskie Marching Band and Northern Illinois University, the Marching Band Alumni Council – in conjunction with the NIU Alumni Association  formed the NIU Alumni Marching Band affinity group in December 2006. We’re building a database of former band members  instrumentalists, color guard, Silverettes, twirlers – and helping the NIU Alumni Association plan social events to bring us together on a regular basis. 

THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, OCT. 2. Please register above for you and your guests for the performance, football game and post-game party. Click here for your alumni letter to get all the event details.

Questions? Please call 815-753-1452 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email

  • Date: 10/7/2017
  • Location:
    Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL