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 MembersTraditional Pregame Performance Block
24 Piccolos16 Piccolos
24 Clarinets16 Clarinets
24 Alto Saxophones16 Alto Saxophones
16 Tenor Saxophones8 Tenor Saxophones
70 Trumpets56 Trumpets
24 Mellophones16 Mellophones
40 Trombones32 Trombones
20 Baritones16 Baritones
24 Sousaphones16 Sousaphones
36 Drumline30 Drumline
28 Guard24 Guard
28 Illinettes24 Illinettes
1 Feature Twirler1 Feature Twirler
3 Drum Majors3 Drum Majors
15 B1G Flags15 B1G Flags
8 UGStaff8 UGStaff
385 Total289 Total