Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-11-03

The Samford University band program will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a barbecue picnic Saturday, Nov. 8, prior to the Samford football game against Jacksonville State. All former band members are invited to the free event, which begins at 11 a.m. in the north end zone of Seibert Stadium. Football game kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Guests will be able to become charter members of Samford Band Support. The new group seeks to provide funding for band scholarships, instruments and programs.

For picnic reservations and complementary game tickets, contact the University Relations office at (205) 726-2807 or toll free 877-782-5867.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.