Homecoming 2019 Info

Marching Mizzou Alumni Band

Homecoming 2019 is the weekend of Oct. 11-12 as the Tigers take on Ole Miss. Please join us to participate in the pre-game performance and cheer on the Tigers. Or, if you cannot come or are unable to march, please register as either a Virtual Marcher or a Distinguished Marcher. Either way, the alumni band wants your support.

You should register as a Virtual Marcher if you are unable to attend Homecoming. You should register as a Distinguished Marcher if you plan on attending any of the Homecoming activities, but are unable to march in the pre-game show and you still want to join us on the field during pre-game to play along from the sidelines. In either case, you will be supporting the ongoing activities of the M2AB.

Registration is NOW OPEN and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 4

Read all the information below,

then at the bottom of this page, click on Truman to register.

Tour the NEW School of Music Building

On Friday afternoon, the director of the School of Music, Dr. Julia Gaines, will lead a tour of the building still under construction which will become the new home for the School of Music. The tour will begin at 4:00pm at the corner of Hitt Street and University Avenue. Metered parking is available on the streets adjacent to the building. You can get a live view of the building while construction is ongoing by going to this site. In order to know an approximate number of participants, you will be asked during registration to indicate your interest in going on this tour. The building is scheduled to open by the beginning of the winter semester in January, so this tour will be an official preview. Thank you, Dr. Gaines.

FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE

We gather at Shakespeare’s Pizza—South at 6 pm for an informal family gathering. You may purchase your own pizza and beverages, if you wish, and you’ll be able to pick up your name tag and shirt, if you pre-ordered one. Hang around for as long as you want before you head to campus for house decs and other activities on your own.

GAME DAY SCHEDULE

Game time could be announced as late as 7 days prior to kickoff, subject to the granting of television broadcast rights. 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 likely be announced 7-13 days before Homecoming.

KICKOFF

REGISTRATION

REHEARSAL

MEAL/BUSINESS MTG

11:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m.

7:30 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

12 noon

6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

12 noon

6:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m.

REQUIRED UNIFORM

M2AB gold shirt, black pants, and black shoes. You can purchase a shirt as part of your registration, but if you did not purchase one on the registration form, contact Joe Trammel ASAP at jatrammel@gmail.com or call him at (636) 357-7235.

PLAY ALONG IN THE STANDS WITH MARCHING MIZZOU

We are excited to announce that we have been invited to join Marching Mizzou in the stands after pre-game to play along on the “old standards.” The director of Marching Mizzou, our own Mizzou alumna Dr. Amy Knopps, has agreed to let us sit with the band in your own respective instrument section to continue socializing with the students and exercising your chops. Her support for the alumni band is unequaled by any recent director. Just so we can get an accurate count, there will be a question on the registration page asking if you might be interested in this gracious invitation. YOU MUST PURCHASE A GAME TICKET! Please, only those who are playing their instrument will be allowed to sit with Marching Mizzou. Other family members and friends who purchase a ticket in our block will be asked to sit in that section behind the band.

GAME TICKETS

We will use the same process for purchasing game tickets as last year. THE ALUMNI BAND WILL NOT BE SELLING TICKETS FOR THE GAME, but we have arranged a special group rate for tickets in section 110 (formerly sections SS and TT) just behind Marching Mizzou. Tickets are $40 each and MUST BE PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM THE MIZZOU TICKET OFFICE. You can purchase as many tickets at this special rate as you would like. Deadline for ticket purchase is Wednesday, October 9, at 11:59pm.

We will have assigned seats for the game this year, so if you want to sit next to anyone in particular, first purchase your own tickets. Then, click on Invite friends and in the window that opens, click on Copy. Prepare an email to everyone you’d like to sit next to or near you and paste into the email that link you just copied. In the message, tell your friends to click on the link that you’ve sent them. The link will take them directly to the M2AB group ticket purchase site. When they make their ticket purchase, their ticket location will be linked to your ticket location. Your friends can also choose other friends to sit by them by clicking on Invite friends and following this same process!

You may purchase your tickets now by clicking HERE. You will be redirected to another site.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A GAME TICKET IF ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS MARCH PREGAME. WE WILL EXIT THE STADIUM AFTER OUR PERFORMANCE AND YOU MAY THEN RE-ENTER WITH A GAME TICKET OR ENJOY THE REST OF THE DAY AT YOUR LEISURE.

CHECK-IN

Check-in will be at the Marching Mizzou practice field at a time TBA.(click on image to enlarge)

For those who have registered, simply pick up your name tag and Alumni Band polo shirt, if you ordered one.  We’ll also provide fruit, water, drinks, and snacks at check-in. If you do not pre-register, you will need to sign up and pay the appropriate late registration fee that day. A walk up registration fee of $5 is assessed to each member who registers after online registration closes. Limited numbers of large instruments (ONLY sousaphones, baritones, mellophones, drums) and flags will be available to borrow that day only if you request one during registration. You will need to bring your own mouthpiece or drumsticks if using a University instrument.

PARKING and SHUTTLE

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 and a donor to the Tiger Scholarship Fund. The closest parking garage is Parking Structure #7 on Hospital Drive across the street from University Hospital and the parking fee there is $30.

Due to the lack of affordable parking near the stadium, M2AB will offer a FREE shuttle for marchers and their families from the west side of the Virginia Avenue Garage directly to the practice field. There is FREE parking in that garage. Do not park on the street in a metered spot as meters are enforced all day on Saturday. Any questions, contact Bill Moyes (573) 268-1086. The shuttle will run a continuous loop beginning an hour before the start time of the rehearsal and continuing until the start of rehearsal. THERE IS NO RETURN SHUTTLE AFTER THE GAME!!

REHEARSAL

Rehearsal will be at the M2 practice 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

The business meeting will be held either at the Hearnes Center or at the practice field before the game. After everyone has food, we will meet to review the weekend, discuss plans, and introduce the new board members for 2019-20.

THE EQUIPMENT TRUCK

One of our greatest additions to the Homecoming experience is our equipment 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.

MUSIC

Everyone who registers will receive their music by email directly from Hadley.  If you don’t receive it soon, contact Hadley Haux by e-mail at hhaux@sbcglobal.net or by phone at (314) 521-8593.  Hadley brings few, if any, additional copies of the music to the practice field.

COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT

There will be a special limited edition t-shirt, designed by Mary Haux, available for everyone who completes their Homecoming registration. Anyone who registers to participate for their FIRST TIME EVER will receive a free t-shirt. Dues-paying members of the Mizzou Alumni Association may purchase a shirt at the reduced price of $5.00. For everyone else, the shirt is available for just $10.00. You may purchase a t-shirt during the registration process, or if all you want to do now is purchase a t-shirt, click here.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

One last thing. After you register and pay for your registration, you will be sent a link to go to a page where you can vote for the candidates of your choice for the M2AB Board of Directors. You can view photos and background information on each candidate here.

 You can register here now:

Date:
October 12, 2019
Location:
Marching Mizzou Practice Field Providence Point, Columbia MO 65211
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