Homecoming 2021 – Virtual

Marching Mizzou Alumni Band

Up until Labor Day weekend, the M2AB Board of Directors was still planning to host Reunion Weekend and carry out traditional Homecoming activities, so long as they did not breach the guidelines and policies of the Boone County Department of Health, the University of Missouri, Mizzou Athletics, Marching Mizzou and MU Health Care. In the last few days, as more information came to the attention of the Board, the hurdles in the way of accomplishing that became more apparent. The time came when a decision had to be made after considering all the facts. Sadly, the decision was to cancel our on-field presence at Homecoming again this year.

Not being able to get together to march is not going to stop us from gathering, but this year’s participation will have to be mostly virtual. For Reunion Weekend, we ask that everyone still register, but as a virtual marcher. The bad news is we will ALL be virtual marchers again this year. The good news–REGISTRATION IS FREE!

We WILL still be getting together on Friday night, and if you still want to attend the game, you may purchase a game ticket at our group rate and sit together with other alumni band members in our seating block.

Registration is NOW open.

Read the information on this page, then click on Truman at the bottom.


FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE

We will gather at that old campus hangout, The Heidelberg, at 6 pm for an informal family gathering. You may purchase your own food and beverages, if you wish, and you’ll be able to pick up your shirt and decal, 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.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

Not having an on-field presence during Saturday’s pregame will actually allow us the unique opportunity to actually see the Homecoming Parade! No rehearsal to conflict with it. The time of the parade will be announced once the kickoff time is decided upon and we’ll get that information on here as soon as it’s made known. Game time could be announced as late as 7 days prior to Homecoming, subject to the granting of television broadcast rights. Check back closer to that date. The parade route has not been published yet, but it’s not likely to change must from previous years. Here’s from 2019:

GAME TICKETS

We will use the same process for purchasing game tickets as before. 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 your tickets now by clicking on THIS LINK.

SUNDAY TAILGATE

Because we won’t be able to get together in person, we’re organizing a Reunion Weekend Virtual Tailgate on Zoom. On Sunday, October 10, we hope everyone can join together in a virtual celebration of past good times in Marching Mizzou. All generations are invited. There’s no registration fee. The only thing needed is a computer or phone that has Zoom installed on it. The Zoom link will be available ONLY on this page and it will not be visible until the day of the Reunion Weekend Virtual Tailgate, October 10. The reunion will begin at 7:00pm CDT and last as long as people want to hang around. There will be time to reminisce about our days in Marching Mizzou. Trip to England? Memorable bowl games? Trips to Ireland or other destinations? Bus excursions? Hotel adventures? Meeting lifelong friends? Let’s just keep it family friendly and suitable for all generations.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

If you attend the Virtual Reunion Weekend Tailgate, you will be able to vote for the candidates of your choice for the M2AB Board of Directors. You can view photos and background information on each candidate HERE.


COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT

This is the commemorative t-shirt we’re selling this year during registration. Our order deadline is October 1, so if you’re registering after October 1 and ordering a t-shirt, it might not be available to pick up at Homecoming. In that case, it will be mailed to you after Homecoming. T-shirts are $10.


ALUMNI BAND DECAL

This new vinyl decal (shown above) is available for purchase during registration to show your alumni band pride. It measures about 3 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches and it’s treated for better weather resistance. Wouldn’t it look great on your laptop, water bottle, or rear window of your car? It will be available to pick up at Homecoming or mailed to Virtual Marchers. The cost is $4.00 each.


 You can register here now (click on Truman):

If you experience any problems during registration, let us know at m2abreunion@gmail.com.

Date:
October 8, 2021
Time:
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Location:
The Heidelberg 410 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
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