Instrumentation


The unique sound and look of the Marching Illini is based on a specific instrumentation.  The following is a break-down of our instrumentation:

Total Band Members
Performance Block Members
20 Piccolos 16 Piccolos
28 Clarinets 16 Clarinets
24 Alto Saxophones 16 Alto Saxophones
16 Tenor Saxophones 8 Tenor Saxophones
70 Trumpets 56 Trumpets
24 Mellophones 16 Mellophones
40 Trombones 32 Trombones
20 Baritones 16 Baritones
28 Sousaphones 16 Sousaphones
36 Drumline 30 Drumline
28 Guard 24 Guard
28 Illinettes 24 Illinettes
2 Feature Twirlers 1 Feature Twirlers
3 Drum Majors 3 Drum Majors
8 UGStaff 8 UGStaff
375 Total 278 Total