Band together for the Big Red Marching Machine!
Make your gift today and help us march toward our goal!
President Larry and Mrs. Marlene Dietz challenge Redbirds to band together for the Big Red Marching Machine during Birds Give Back! When we receive 5 gifted uniforms at $500 each they will match that by gifting 5 uniforms of their own! There’s never been a better time to gift your uniform!
The University has committed to fund half of the cost of the uniforms, meaning our campaign target has been adjusted to $100,000. We are almost halfway to our new goal and just like in football—halftime is the time for the Big Red Marching Machine to shine! With your help and Redbird spirit we will proudly march toward our goal and “win this game!”
The Big Red Marching Machine has been an Illinois State tradition since the 1930s. The 300-member band, with students representing every college across campus, brings Redbird pride to ISU football games, parades, and special events.
The band uniforms you see on the field have been in use for over a decade and after dozens of students have worn each uniform to game days and events in the rain, sweltering heat, and sometimes even snow….the uniforms have been well used! We need your support to dress our Big Red Marching Machine in Redbird pride!
We are working to raise the $100,000 needed to purchase new uniforms for all 300 members. Make your gift today and help keep our Big Red Marching Machine, Color Guard and Redline Express looking shiny and new!