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Band to perform at Navy Pier

Come out to support the Big Red Marching Machine, which will be performing from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 at Navy Pier in Chicago. Illinois State cheerleaders and Reggie Redbird will be there cheering on the band. This is a great opportunity to have your picture taken with Reggie, and to pick up some Illinois State and Homecoming goodies!  The Big Red Marching Machine will be kicking off their day in Chicago with the pep rally on the Grand Staircase at Navy Pier, followed by a halftime performance during a Chicago Bears football game at Soldier Field.

For more information, visit the University Calendar.


Will the ISU band play at the U of I game.


Lee -- yes, we do believe the Big Red Marching Machine will be making an appearance at the Illinois State vs. University of Illinois on September 12. Those interested in going to the game should contact!

it's about time the band got to perform at a bears game again! it's been too long!