Boston University Bands Centennial Celebration

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Boston University Bands Centennial Celebration

Join Boston University Bands in the long-awaited celebration of 100 years of music-making at BU in this jam-packed weekend of events!

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Boston University 855 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

Boston University Bands (formerly known as "BUMO") program celebrates its 100-year milestone of making-music at BU. Join us on October 21-23, 2022 at Boston University for a variety of events with the Boston University Bands community and friends. For more information, visit


Friday, 10/21/22

BU Men's Hockey Pre-Game Reception - 5:00pm-6:45pm

Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

  • Kick-off your weekend with a pre-game reception at the exclusive Friends & Family Lounge at Agganis Arena with BU Bands community members! Hear from BU Athletics, and take part in an energizing pep rally hosted by the BU Pep Band. Light snacks, refreshments and drink ticket included. Cash bar also available.

BU Men's Hockey Game - Puck drop @ 7:00pm

Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

  • Grab a group-rate ticket in select pockets of seats throughout Agganis Arena and cheer on BU Men's Ice Hockey as they open up Hockey East conference play against University of Connecticut. Take in the sights and sounds of Agganis Arena, featuring in-game spotlights around the BU Bands 100th Anniversary, the FULL BU Pep Band, an Athletics Band-wide performance on-ice with "special guests," and a "4th Period" Pep Band showcase following the game.

Saturday, 10/22/22

"100 Years of Bands at BU" Concert & Reception - 2:00pm-6:30pm

Metcalf Hall @ George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

  • 2:00pm- Estimated 5:00pm - The marquee event of the weekend: Listen and watch the live mega-showcase of the Athletic, Concert, and Jazz ensembles of the Boston University Bands program, featuring original compositions in honor of the 100th anniversary. Also featured is the BU College of Fine Arts' Wind Ensemble, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the BU School of Music.
  • Estimated 5:00pm-6:30pm - Immediately following the concert, celebrate the accomplishments of the musicians at a reception hosted by Harvey Young, BU's Dean of BU College of Fine Arts and Gregory Melchor-Barz, Director of the School of Music.

BU Bands 100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner - 7:00pm Dinner is served

Ziskind Lounge @ George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

  • Join the BU Bands community in a formal dinner celebrating the 100-year milestone, honoring the past, present, and a look to the future for the program. Hear from special guest speakers, see some of the physical memorabilia from the program, and enjoy a plated dinner with the programs' closest friends. Two drink tickets included. Cash bar available. Dress is semi-formal.

Sunday, 10/23/22

BU Bands Celebration Brunch - 10:30am-1:00pm

Boston University Band Room, 300W Babcock Street, Boston, MA 02215

  • Wind down from the weekend with a casual brunch with the BU Bands community at the current Boston University Band Room.

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: This is the same weekend as Boston University Family & Friends Weekend (formerly known as "BU Parent's Weekend") as well as the Head of the Charles Regatta. You are encouraged to plan your travel and accommodations ahead of time, and are asked to anticipate heavier than normal traffic. On-campus parking is limited, however BU's campus is located along the Green Line B trains, as well as multiple bus routes through the MBTA public transportation.