HOMECOMING – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
4:30 p.m. (time to be confirmed) – Homecoming Pep Rally in the UCM Multipurpose Building – Join the Marching Mules to play during the event or to just enjoy the fun!
8:00 a.m. – NEW THIS YEAR! – Complimentary donuts and coffee are available at Smiser Alumni Center in the University Union! Come visit with fellow band members from years past.
8:30 a.m. – If you plan to play on the float, meet at the staging area on the corner of Holden and Houx Streets to board the trailer for Alumni Band performance in the parade. Bring your instruments! Chairs, stands, percussion instruments, and music will be provided.
9:00 a.m. – Parade begins …. NEW THIS YEAR! If you are NOT planning to play on the Alumni Band trailer, please meet in front of the Union to view the parade together as a group and catch up with old friends.
11:00 a.m. – NEW THIS YEAR! – Alumni Tailgate Party at the Achauer House. Food and drink will be available for purchase. There will be a reserved table for the music alumni there if you wish to use this option for lunch.
12:00 p.m. – Parade Awards, UCM Drumline Exhibition, introduction of any visiting alumni and the Alumni Band Scholarship Recipient (Hendricks Hall). NEW THIS YEAR! – A short run-through rehearsal of ‘Go Mules!” will immediately follow in Hendricks Hall. If you wish to view this music ahead of Homecoming Day, you will find it on the UCM music website under Marching Band. Complimentary game tickets/wristbands are trying to be secured. They will be handed out at this time, if available….no promises.
1:00 p.m. – Pre-game Ceremonies (Marching Mules and High School Massed Bands) – NEW THIS YEAR! – Alumni are invited to sit with the Marching Mules and play in the stands if so desired. There will be music available.
1:30 p.m. – Kickoff
Half-Time — Presentation of the Alumni Band Scholarship…. At the end of the half-time show, you may again join the Marching Mules on field for “Go Mules!” NEW THIS YEAR! – No marching or kneeling…. we will form an arc in front of the band to stand and play the fight song and remain standing to be recognized at the end of the piece…. 🙂 If you do not want to play your instrument, please come out on the field anyway and be recognized with us.
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