Homecoming 2022 Info – ver. 1

Marching Mizzou Alumni Band

Homecoming 2022 is the weekend of Oct. 21-22 as the Tigers take on Vanderbilt. Please join us to participate in the pre-game performance and cheer on the Tigers. Or, if you cannot attend or are unable to march, please register as either a Virtual Marcher or a Sideline Marcher. Either way, the alumni band wants your support.

Registration is NOW OPEN and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5

Read all the information below,

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

You should register as a Virtual Marcher if you are unable to attend Homecoming. If you plan on attending any of the Homecoming activities, there are two options. In all of these cases, you will be supporting the ongoing activities of the M2AB.

  • You should register as a Stationary On-field Marcher if you are unable to march in the pre-game show and you still want to stand on the sidelines in a stationary position and play along with the music during pre-game. Only a limited number of these positions are available.

  • You should register as a On-Field Marcher if you are planning on marching the pre-game drill on the field.

Online registration will be closing on October 5. If you decide after that date to attend Homecoming, a limited number of walk-up registrations will be accepted, but only cash, Venmo, and PayPal will be accepted. Walkups must arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the beginning of Saturday’s rehearsal.

FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE

We gather at Günter Hans European Pub and Cafe at 5:30 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 name tag and polo and decal, if you pre-ordered either of those. Hang around for as long as you want before you head to campus for house decs and other activities on your own. Günter Hans is accessed off of Alley A at 7 Hitt Street. Depending on your generation, think of it as being behind Seoul Taco or The Pasta Factory in downtown Columbia. Check our their web site HERE.

GAME DAY SCHEDULE

Television coverage will determine game time and can be announced 7-13 days before Homecoming. Therefore, game time could be announced as late as 7 days prior to kickoff, subject to the granting of television broadcast rights. Our schedule of events will depend on Marching Mizzou’s parade and practice schedule. All the latest schedule information will be posted here.

REQUIRED UNIFORM

M2AB gold polo, black pants, and black shoes. You can purchase a polo as part of your registration. 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.

SATURDAY GAME DAY MEAL

A meal will be available to purchase on the registration form for those attending the game in person and meals can also be ordered for guests. We will be partnering with Marching Mizzou to provide a catered box lunch. There will be time to eat during our break prior to leaving for the stadium. Each meal will cost $12 and includes a sandwich, chips, pasta salad (or other equivalent side), cookie, and a bottle of water.

(NOT) PLAYING ALONG IN THE STANDS WITH MARCHING MIZZOU THIS YEAR

Marching Mizzou has increased in its numbers to a size larger than in any recent year. As a result, we will not be able to sit with the band this year as we’ve done the past few years because they will need the whole section themselves. The only option to stay for the game is to buy a game ticket (see below) and sit in our reserved section.

ONLINE MERCHANDISE PURCHASE

This year, we are partnering with Sportsprint in St. Louis to host an online merchandise store to offer an assortment of Marching Mizzou alumni merchandise. All orders will be mailed directly to your home address by Sportsprint. This is the commemorative t-shirt we’re selling. You may order your t-shirt and all the other M2AB merchandise directly from the Sportsprint online store and everything will be mailed to your home in mid-October. The store will close at 11:59pm CDT on October 5. Check it out HERE.

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 $30 each and MUST BE PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM THE MIZZOU TICKET OFFICE. There is a link below to purchase tickets. You can purchase as many tickets at this special rate as you would like. Using the fevo app, you can request who you want to sit near you.

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.

You can purchase your tickets now by clicking HERE.

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 decals and Alumni Band polo shirt, if you ordered either of those and didn’t attend our Friday night tailgate.  We’ll also provide snacks at check-in. We will not be able to accommodate late registrations that day. 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.

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.  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. The shuttle will run on a continuous loop beginning about an hour before practice. 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. 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.

BUSINESS MEETING

The business meeting will be held either at the Hearnes Center or at the practice field before the game. We will meet to review the weekend, discuss plans, and introduce the new board members for 2023.

THE EQUIPMENT TRUCK

One of our greatest additions to the Homecoming experience is our equipment truck. The truck will be available as a place for you to store your instrument case 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 after you register, 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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

The Marching Mizzou Alumni Band Board of Directors is a group of eleven M2 alumni who promote the interests, abilities, and efforts of Marching Mizzou alumni for fellowship among members and prospective members and to provide services to its alumni constituency and the University. M2AB is organized to encourage alumni to support the University’s School of Music and Marching Mizzou. You may review the duties and responsibilities of the Board HERE.

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 22, 2022
Location:
Marching Mizzou Practice Field Providence Pt, Columbia MO 65211
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