2006 vs Brown!
With just over
a month 'till Freakout, it's time to start making your travel
plans! This year's event takes place on Saturday February
11th and promises to be even better than 2005. Lots of information
to pass along, so here we go:
- Latham 76 Diner - 9:00am
We'll be starting this year's festivities at Latham 76 again
this year. They've been very accomodating in the past and
we're looking forward to starting our morning off there this
year. We'll be leaving from here and going directly to rehearsal.
Pep Band Rehearsal - West Hall 326 - 10:30am
Continuing with tradition, the alums will be joining the band
for rehearsal at West Hall. This will give everyone a chance
to find those chops they haven't used since PBAN3! Rehearsal
normally lasts 'till 12:30pm.
Hockey Alumni Game - Houston Fieldhouse - 12:00pm
This is an annual tradition for alumni of the men's hockey
team. Many old favorites will attend, as well as some of the
newer alums that may not be playing professionally. It's a
fun game to watch and will certainly bring back memories.
This event is free to the public.
Alumni Lasagna Dinner - Conte Residence (1584 Tibbits
Ave) - 3:15pm
Brendan Conte '02 has graciously opened his home to us this
year. There will be many kinds of lasagna available, allong
with other assorted goodies. This is the same site where the
afterparty was held last year. There is no cover, but donations
will not be turned away. We will head from here to the game
sometime, possibly even (dare I say it) MARCHING up to the
fieldhouse. Directions to Brendan's are listed below.
Freakout 2006 vs Brown! - Houston Fieldhouse - 6:15pm
This is the main event. The game we've been waiting for since
the season began! Conductors wishing to take a turn on the
podium should let conductor Tim know ASAP (and can let us
know when they RSVP). The game will most likely be followed
by broomball/ice soccer/kick-the-stuffed-animal-around-the-ice-while-trying-not-to-fall-and-break-anything.
After Party! - Conte Residence (1584 Tibbits Ave)
One of the nice things about having the Lasagna Dinner at
the Conte Residence is that you can leave all your stuff there
and pick it up at the After Party! Brendan and Sarah will
be going all out for this year's after-party, and we're looking
forward to seeing what concoctions come out of the kitchen
this year. Again, there is no cover, but donations will not
be turned away.
Other Assorted Information
Please RSVP no later than 2/5/06. To RSVP , simply go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RPI_Pep_Band_Alumni/surveys?id=1783656.
Here you can indicate what events you'll be attending, if
you want in on the group ticket purchase, if you need to borrow
an instrument, and if you're a conductor that wants a turn
on the podium.
Amber Corbisiero '99 will again be coordinating a
group ticket purchase. The cost of tickets as part of this
purchase will be $6.00 per person (as opposed to the $8-$9
individual ticket price). If you wish to purchase tickets
as part of this group, please let Amber know ASAP, as the
plan is to pick up the tickets by 1/27. Tickets as part of
this group must be paid for in advance, which can be done
using PayPal to email@example.com.
If you are not purchasing tickets as part of the group, a
block of tickets in section 12 has been reserved for Pep Band
Alumni through the fieldhouse. This block will be released
to the general public at 5:00pm on 2/3/06. Pep Band alumni
will need to contact the Houston Field House Box Office directly
at (518) 276-6262 to purchase tickets. Be sure to indicate
that you are a "Pep Band Alumnus." Cash and Visa
or MasterCard sales will be permitted. There is a $3.00 handling
fee for credit card purchases. Tickets will be assigned on
a first-come, first-served basis, and can be picked up at
the Houston Field House Will Call Window or if time allows
(10 days minimum) the tickets can be mailed.
Directions To The Conte Residence
Coming from the field house, take a left at the light onto
Burdett Ave. Burdett will dead end into Tibbits. Take a Right
onto Tibbits and it's the second house on the right (look
for the blue Mini in the driveway).
Facepaint will be made available at the lasagna dinner.
We're looking for someone to take charge of providing face
paint and associated materials, and to help paint people's
faces. If you'd like to volunteer, please let us know.
Chris will again be opening up my ftp servers for people to
upload their Freakout pictures. Username and password information
will be distributed via e-mail in the next couple of weeks.
All of the photos collected from previous years are available
The Annual Big Red Freakout Ice House will be held on Saturday,
February 11, 2006, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Heffner Alumni
All alumni, students, administrators, faculty, staff and friends
of Rensselaer hockey are invited to enjoy a buffet dinner
before the game, and get a “tattoo” or have your
face painted by the Red & White student organization.
Ice House attendees can park at the Heffner Alumni House and
take a free shuttle to the doors of the Houston Field House.
After the game, the shuttle will take you back to the Heffner
Alumni House to meet the members and coaching staff of the
Men's Varsity Hockey Team and enjoy a cash bar, warm beverages,
A limited number of tickets for the hockey game are available
on a first-come, first-served basis to attendees of the Ice
House. Register no later than Friday, February 3, 2006 at
www.alumni.rpi.edu/hockey or contact Peter Pedone at firstname.lastname@example.org
for a registration form.