Gridiron Club Sunday Reprise

The DC Illini Club has been invited to attend one of the capital's signature events...a show filled with satire and songs that skewer Presidents and congressional leaders, lobbyists and sacred cows.


For 126 years, Washington's Gridiron Club has regaled an annual white-tie dinner on Saturday night with satire and songs that skewer Presidents and congressional leaders, lobbyists and sacred cows. Now our Sunday afternoon performance, traditionally given for friends and family, is open to a wider audience including Washington-based college alumni groups and State Societies, and the Gridiron Club and Foundation has invited the University of Illinois Alumni Club to participate!

At the show, you'll see the Gridiron Club members -- including well-known faces that might include John Dickerson of Slate, Al Hunt of Bloomberg, Jonathan Karl of ABC, John King of CNN, Mara Liaisson of NPR, Andrea Mitchell of NBC, Bob Schieffer of CBS, Chuck Todd of NBC and Judy Woodruff of PBS -- performing songs and skits in costume. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields relays the speeches that were delivered the night before, which typically include remarks by the President and a leading Democrat and leading Republican. Running the musical performance is the director of the President’s Own, the Marine Band, Col. Michael Colburn, who serves as the Club's musical director.

DATE:  Sunday, March 25, 2012


TIME:  The reception begins at 3 PM, the show at 4 PM. It ends by 6 PM.


LOCATION:  The ballroom of the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW. Washington, DC


COST:  $75 DC Illini Club Members, $80 for non-members. Cost includes an open bar. Because the Gridiron Club is a 501© (3) organization, $56 of the $75 will be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.


REGISTRATION DETAILS: Tickets will be mailed out the week before the event. All seats are reserved so tickets are required to enter the reception.


Click here to register!!!


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, March 1, 2012


QUESTIONS: Contact DC Illini Club President Danielle Stump at dcillinipresident@gmail.com with questions.