The Co-Lin Band and Colette Alumni Chapter will host a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1-2 p.m. in Rea Auditorium for those that participated in the Red Knight or Blue Wave Show Band during Stanley Stewart's 40 years as Band Director or Assistant Band Director. All former band, Colette and auxiliary members are invited to attend.
A collection of band t-shirts designed by Stanley Stewart will be on display in the Mutton art gallery (beside the library) during the month of October in conjunction with the Band and Colette Alumni Chapter's recognition of long-time band director Stanley Stewart upon his retirement. The gallery will be open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 20.
You may visit the reunion's Facebook event page, "Stanley Stewart Era-Co-Lin Band/Colette/Auxiliary Reunion" to let others know if you're attending, post memories and learn more about Homecoming as details are provided. To date, on the Facebook event page, 81 individuals have said they will attend.
The Band and Colette Alumni Chapter will hold its Hall of Fame induction ceremony and recognize its Outstanding Young Alumni recipient at 10 a.m. in the Fred and Jewett Taylor Chapel. Mary Little Peevey will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Dr. Sherry Chance Pippen will be recognized as the Stanley W. Stewart Outstanding Young Alum. The chapter will also hold its annual business meeting during that time.
To join the Band/Colette Alumni Chapter, log onto www.colin.edu/alumni. First, select your Alumni Association dues ($25/year-individual, $40/year-couple or $250-lifetime), then click to add on your Band/Colette Chapter dues ($10/year-individual or $100-lifetime). You will also have the opportunity to pay your dues at Homecoming. For more information about the reunion, contact Angela Berch at (601) 643-8715.
General registration for Saturday's Homecoming will be in the J. M. Ewing Administration Building from 9-11 a.m. Guests can also register at the cafeteria lobby from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Alumni Association will hold its awards luncheon in the Cafeteria in the Henley Building at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the registration tables or the door.
A tailgate party will be held from 12-2 p.m. in the center of campus. There will be food, music, and activities for children. A pep rally featuring the Blue Wave Show Band, the Colettes, Color Guard and cheerleaders will be held at 12:45 p.m. The Sojourners will perform at 1 p.m. Any class or group interested in setting up a tent should contact the alumni office at (601) 643-8498.
Pre-game activities, which include the presentation of the Homecoming Queen and her Court, begin in Stone Stadium at 2:30 p.m. followed by a 3 p.m. game between Co-Lin and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
For other information regarding Homecoming reunions and events, contact the Alumni office at (601) 643-8313. Visit http://www.colin.edu/alumni/homecoming to view the Homecoming schedule of events.