Marching Knights Alumni Chapter

If you’re more excited to see the band at UCF football games, you’re definitely a Marching Knight! Join us as we reminisce, remember and reunite with the Marching Knights of yesterday and today. Best of all, there are no membership dues!

Get Involved

All Knights are welcome to join us for social, career and community events throughout the year.
Getting involved is easy! Here's how:
  • Update your contact information and share your news.
  • Connect with us on social media.
  • Volunteer with the college alumni chapter and directly affect the lives and future careers of UCF students.


Azela Santana headshot
Director of Advancement
College of Arts and Humanities

Chapter Leadership

  • Jessica Peeples ’12 ’17MNM ’17MPA | Chair | Marched 2008-2009 – Color Guard
  • Sasha Ruiz ’13 ’15 MA | Immediate Past-chair | Marched 2011-2012 – Alto Saxophone
  • Jessica Smith ’18 | Chair-elect | Marched 2015-2016 – Starlet Knight Dancer
  • Jordan Pakrosnis ’15 | Communications Chair | Marched 2011-2015 – Clarinet
  • Jesse Hariton ’17 | Programs Chair | Marched 2011-2015 – Trumpet, Baritone
  • Jessica Needham ’20 | Mentorship Chair | Marched 2014-2019 – Piccolo, Alto Sax
  • Jillian Pirozzi ’22| Hospitality Co-Chair | Marched 2018-2022 – Majorette
  • Naddav Rubina ’20 ’22MS | Hospitality Co-Chair | Marched 2018- 2020 – Trumpet/Drum Major
  • Dave Schreier ’02 ’10MA | Faculty Liaison | Marched 1997-2000 – Baritone
  • Erin Dockery ’04 ’07 | Member-at-large | Marched 1991-1994 & 1996-2000 – Clarinet
  • Leigh Nash ’14 ’17MSME | Member-at-large | Marched 2010-2014 – Piccolo
  • Jen Steinhoff ’16 | Member-at-large | Starlet Knight Dance
  • Allison Fulle ’21 | Member-at-large | Marched 2018-2021 – Mellophone
  • Debra Perry ’77 ’82MS | Member-at-large | Marched 1980-1981- Starlet Knight Dance


The purpose of this program is to connect current Marching Knights with Marching Knights alumni mentors who share similar academic backgrounds, professional interests and/or career fields. Alumni mentors will share professional experiences, provide new perspectives and insights into their industry, share knowledge about career advancement and professional development opportunities, share information about professional organizations they belong to and assist in building and enhancement of their mentee’s individual skill set.
Mentorship program applications will be open Aug. 28 – Sept. 10. Learn how to apply on UCF Knights Network.
For more information, please contact us at UCF Knights Network.

The Marching Knights Alumni Chapter is proud to support the following scholarships:

Branen Band Endowed Scholarship – awards up to $500 to one or more full-time UCF Marching Knights with two or more years of participation.
Troy Driggers Music Scholarship – awards up to $1,000 to students majoring in music.
Make a gift to support one or both of these scholarships today! For more information, please contact Azela Santana.

Signature Events

Homeomecome Reunion
UCF Main Campus
The UCF Marching Knights Alumni Chapter hosts its annual reunion the weekend of the Homecoming football game. The reunion weekend includes a social on Friday nights, an alumni breakfast following band practice and the opportunity to take the field to play alongside the Marching Knights of today.
Registration opens Aug. 18. Reunion packages are $40 per person and include the following:
  • Mingle with fellow band alumni
  • Complimentary food and soft drinks
  • Meet and greet with the band directors
  • Open to MK alumni and families
  • Watch the Homecoming fireworks on Memory Mall
Saturday Game Day Festivities
UCF Main Campus
  • Opportunity to march on the field with current Marching Knights during the homecoming half-time show. (Alumni participants must not be current UCF undergraduate students. Graduate students are welcome.)
  • Access to MK practice on Saturday morning. (If marching in the half-time show, practice is mandatory.)
  • Alumni breakfast immediately following band practice at the band building.
  • Commemorative MK alumni reunion lapel pin.
  • Access to borrow an instrument should one be needed.
*A full Marching Knights schedule will be available as soon as the official game time is announced.
NOTE: Reunion package does not include admission to the game or the official MK alumni shirt needed to march on the field.
GAME ADMISSION TICKETS: You must purchase admission to the game on your own. The purchase option for the discounted block of MK alumni seats in section 134 is first-come, first-served. In order to purchase game tickets, you will receive the TicketMaster link in the confirmation email of you MK Homecoming registration. You may sit anywhere in the stadium and still participate on the field with the alumni band if you have registered for the reunion and signed up to march. However, you must sit in section 134 to play in the stands during the game.
Please refer to the Marching Knights website for more information about Homecoming Reunion.

Give a Gift Today

We owe our successes in large part to the generous contributions of the alumni, friends, corporations and foundations who have supported our efforts. Every gift has an impact that extends beyond the campus into our communities, and every gift is deeply appreciated. We thank those who have invested in the program and inspired our students and faculty to pursue their academic and professional dreams.

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