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Ninth Annual ECU Marching Pirates Family Day
Saturday, September 11, 2010

The 2010 East Carolina University football season is quickly approaching and the East Carolina University Marching Pirates will soon begin band camp!  We will have our first performance on Sunday, September 5 at home in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium when ECU plays Tulsa University in a nationally-televised game (ESPN2).  At this time, the ECU Marching Pirates will unveil its expanded pregame show in celebration of the new stadium addition at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium as well as it’s entirely brand new set of custom-made Mapex drums and 100 brand new Yamaha wind instruments!!  This season promises to be an exciting one as our football team is set to “three-peat” their back-to-back Conference USA championships as well as compete against several teams ranked in the Top 25.


As a parent of a university band member you are aware of the time, energy and dedication these students commit to this program.  Those of us associated with ECU Bands are also very aware of your dedication and commitment that has allowed your children to participate in a program such as this.  In appreciation of your efforts and to provide you an opportunity to be involved, I would like to invite you to our ninth annual ECU Marching Pirates Family Day on Saturday, September 11.  Kick-off of the ECU-Memphis game is at 12 noon.  We will have an open rehearsal approximately four hours prior to kick-off.  We will then parade to the stadium about 1 ½ hours prior to kickoff to perform our “Call to Port” pregame concert.  Tickets for the game are available through the ECU Ticket Office at 252-737-4500, or through their website at www.ecupirates.com.


Just let us know by Friday, September 3 if you’d like to attend!  You may complete and submit online form below, or e-mail the information to MarchingPirates@ecu.edu.


I hope you’ll allow us to welcome you into our ECU Marching Pirates family.  We look forward to meeting you!


Dr. John Franklin, Director of Athletic Bands
School of Music
East Carolina University
252-328-6982 phone
252-328-6258 fax

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ECU Marching Pirates
School of Music | East Carolina University
East Fifth Street | Greenville, NC 27858
252-328-6982 phone | 252-328-6258 fax

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