Homecoming 2017 is the weekend of Oct. 20-21 as the Tigers host the Idaho Vandals. Please join us to participate in the pre-game performance and cheer on the Tigers.
The table below shows the most common times for the schedule of events (this is subject to change, depending on Marching Mizzou’s parade and practice schedule). Television coverage will determine game time and will be announced 12 days before Homecoming.
|Kickoff||Registration||Rehearsal||Meal/Business meeeting, Hearnes, 3rd floor|
|11:00||7:00 a.m.||7:30 a.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|2:30||8:00 a.m.||8:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|3:00||8:30 a.m.||9:00 a.m.||Noon|
|6:00||11:00 a.m.||2:00 p.m.||12:00 p.m.|
|6:30||11:30 a.m.||2:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.|
Parking near the stadium, Hearnes Center and the practice field (southeast of Hearnes on the road to the university president’s house) is nearly impossible to do unless you’re a season ticket holder or a donor to the Tiger Scholarship Fund.
The closest parking garage is Maryland Avenue Garage across from the north side of the stadium. Other lots are available north of Stadium Boulevard. M2AB may arrange for a shuttle to and from the practice field and the University Avenue Parking Garage if the cost isn’t too great. Check back here for information on that.
We’ll reserve a block of tickets for M2AB members. When you register, you will be given the option to purchase up to 6 tickets. Tickets will be $40 per person and must be ordered and paid for by October 7.
Register here. Your payment will be processed via PayPal, but you can pay with a credit or debit account if you are not a PayPal member. Payment must be postmarked by October 7 or your football ticket order will be canceled.
Registration will begin according to the above schedule and will be at the practice field. For those who pre-register, simply pick up your nametag, football tickets, and Alumni Band polo shirt, if you don’t have one from previous years. We’ll also provide fruit, water, drinks, and snacks at the registration tent. If you do not pre-register, you will need to sign up and pay appropriate fees that day. A walk up registration fee of $5 is assessed to each member who registers after online registration closes on October 7. Limited numbers of large instruments (ONLY sousaphones, baritones, mellophones, drums) and flags will be available to borrow that day. You will need to bring your own mouthpiece or drumsticks if using a University instrument.
Rehearsal will be at the M2 band field southeast of the Hearnes Center. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted during rehearsal and children are not allowed on the field during our performance at the stadium.
LUNCH and BUSINESS MEETING
Lunch (or supper, if the game starts early) is provided as part of your activity fee. We eat with Marching Mizzou upstairs at Hearnes Arena. After everyone has food, we meet to review the weekend, discuss plans, and elect board members for 2018.
THE EQUIPMENT TRUCK
One of our greatest additions to the Homecoming experience is our rental truck. The truck will be available as a place you can store your instrument cases and small personal items at the start of rehearsal so that they will be available near the stadium after our pregame performance.
The truck will be secured throughout the game as well, giving your instrument a safe home until the end of the game. University-owned instruments will also be returned here after pregame. Board member Bobby Geerlings and her family arrange and staff this service.
Everyone will receive a copy of their music via e-mail after you register. If you would like to receive a copy of the music earlier, contact Hadley Haux by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (314) 521-8593. Hadley brings few, if any, additional copies of the music to the practice field.