Aug. 26, 2011
Media Advisory: Scottish Highlanders to hold 75th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion
WHAT: Scottish Highlander 75th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 1 to Sunday, Sept. 4
WHERE: The reunion takes place at various locations in Iowa City, but two events are featured: a reunion banquet featuring traditional Scottish entertainment and a presentation will be at 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 2 in the Kinnick Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Hotel in Coralville.
A reception and dedication of the Scottish Highlander exhibit will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame, 2425 Prairie Meadow Drive, Iowa City.
WHO: Approximately 350 people will attend this reunion of the Scottish Highlanders, the UI bagpipe band that first performed in 1937. The Scottish Highlanders have a proud tradition at the UI. In their heyday, they were the largest all-women bagpipe band in the world, traveling across the United States and touring Europe. Although the group officially disbanded in 2008, the Highlander alumni remain a strong and active group.
MORE INFORMATION: For a full schedule of reunion events visit: http://www.iowalum.com/highlanders/events.cfm.
Highlander history: www.iowalum.com/highlanders/history.cfm
Daily Iowan article: http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/07/08/Sports/24054.html. Articles in the UI Spectator: http://spectator.uiowa.edu/2009/october/oldgold.html and http://spectator.uiowa.edu/2009/october/oldgoldalumniletters.html.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500
MEDIA CONTACTS: Whit France-Kelly, Alumni Association, 319-335-2311, email@example.com. George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012, firstname.lastname@example.org