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Homecoming - Reunion Weekend 2023

Mizzou's Homecoming 2023 is the weekend of Oct. 20-21 as the Tigers take on South Carolina. Registration for Marching Mizzou Alumni Band is officially open through October 2023. Please reach out to M2AlumniBand@gmail.com with any questions!

M2AB Reunion Weekend

Registration Options

The three options to participate in Marching Mizzou Alumni Band this year, include:

  • Marching On-Field: March the pre-game drill on the field - $30*

  • Stationary On-Field: Stationary position on the field during pre-game - $30*

  • Virtual Marcher: Enjoying Homecoming as a fan from the stands or from home - $30*

Discount Codes

- Recent M2 Alumni from 2021-2023 can receive a $5 discount using the code M2NEWALUM

- Members of the Mizzou Alumni Association also receive a $5 discount using the code MAAM2AB

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Uniform

The official Marching Mizzou Alumni Band uniform for the pre-game performance:

  • Marching Mizzou Alumni Band Gold Polo (Men's and Women's sizes XS-4XL)

  • Black pants/ Black jeans (Black shorts are acceptable in warm weather)

  • Black socks and black shoes

 

We encourage Mizzou colors with all accessories! If you do not have a polo, you will need to purchase one with your registration. First-time participants get a polo for free. To guarantee your polo size, please register by October 6. All specific polo questions should be directed to Joe at m2alumniband@gmail.com

Instruments & Auxilary

The University of Missouri Band Department will supply the following items to those who will need them: 

  • Mellophones (please bring your own mouthpiece)

  • Baritones (please bring your own mouthpiece)

  • Sousaphones (please bring your own mouthpiece)

  • Snare Drum (please bring your own drumsticks)

  • Tenor Drum (Quads, etc.) (please bring your own drumsticks)

  • Bass Drum (please bring your own drumsticks)

  • Cymbals

  • Flags 

 

If you need any of these items, please indicate them in the appropriate spot on your registration form. Due to limited availability, all horns are on a first-come, first-served basis. Those using borrowed instruments will be responsible for returning their instrument to the proper place after the game. Those in need of other instruments not listed above can indicate on the registration form to help coordinate with the MU School of Music to borrow a school-owned instrument. All other items (reeds, valve oil, etc.) are your responsibility.

In 2023, if you are borrowing an MU owned instrument, you will be required to sign a contract ensuring you will take proper care of the university-owned property during the day. If you have any questions, please email M2AlumniBand@gmail.com.

Friday Night Gathering

The M2AB Board of Directors will be organizing an informal family gathering at The Heidelberg on Friday night, October 20, from 5:30-8 p.m. CT. You may purchase your own beverages and food, 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. Please stay for as long as you want before you head to campus for house decs and other activities on your own.

Game Day Football Tickets

The Alumni Band Board of Directors has secured a special group rate for tickets in section 110 (formerly SS and TT) behind Marching Mizzou. Tickets are sold separately from the M2AB activity fee, but you must purchase an activity fee to gain access to the special group rate. You can find the link in your confirmation email after purchasing your M2AB registration. 
 
Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased directly from the Mizzou Ticket office. Using the Fevo app, you can request whom you want to sit near you. To receive a link to the special group rate, please register for Homecoming below. Tickets are limited and as of Oct. 1, 2023, the game is close to being sold out. 

Please note: This activity fee does not include a ticket to the football game, but you are eligible to purchase with more information below. You also do NOT need to purchase a game ticket if you only want to march during pre-game as we will exit the stadium after our performance to reclaim items in the M2AB instrument truck. Following our performance, you may re-enter the game with your ticket or enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure. 

Reunion Weekend & Game Day Schedule

Friday, October 20, 2023

5:30-8 PM - Friday Night Gathering at The Heidelberg

  • Join your fellow M2 alumni at The Heidelberg for drinks and food

  • Address: 410 S 9th Street Columbia, MO 65201

  • Food & Drink Menu

  • Note: Food & drink are on your own - We recommend you order drinks at the bar as it will be a packed evening. 

  • Pick up your nametag, polo, and decals

 

8:30 PM - Homecoming Spirit Rally at Traditions Plaza

Saturday, October 21, 2023

~7:45 AM - Take the Golden Alumni Shuttle to the M2 Practice Field from Lake Street & Virginia Ave. Intersection

  • Please park at Virginia Avenue Garage for a free shuttle ride to the M2 Practice Field

  • April Sansing will pick up our members in our shuttle and will have signs that let you know it’s the M2AB shuttle

  • We will do a few loops to ensure everyone arrives at rehearsal. M2AB Board Members will be on the first shuttle to arrive at the field to help set up for rehearsal/check-in. 

  • Reminder: Please park early as it will be busy with the parade

8 AM - Check-In to M2AB Rehearsal at M2 Practice Field 

  • The Marching Mizzou Practice Field is located at 1540 Providence Pt, Columbia, MO 65201. 

  • Please check in near the instrument shed to pick up your name tag, meal card, refreshments, polo and more. 

  • We will be serving donuts and bottled water.

  • (NEW): Instrument check out: For those of you who are borrowing an instrument, you will be required to sign a contract with the MU School of Music. Please ensure you arrive on the earlier side to give yourself ample time to set up for rehearsal. 

 

9:00 AM - M2 Alumni Band Rehearsal Begins at the M2 Practice Field 

  • Rehearsal Order

    • Missouri Fanfare

    • Missouri Waltz

    • Tiger Rag

    • Eye of the Tiger

    • Give a Cheer

    • Stars & Stripes

    • National Anthem

    • 3 & 4

10:30 AM - Rehearsal with Marching Mizzou begins 

~11:30 AM - Announcements with M2

~11:30 AM - M2 Alumni Band Annual Business Meeting at M2 Practice Field

  • Agenda

    • Welcome - Board President Maddie Hirsch

    • Minutes from the previous business meeting

    • Report on M2AB Finances - Board Treasurer Joe Trammel

    • Reaffirmation of M2AB Bylaws 

    • M2AB Hall of Fame 2023 Honoree 

    • Marching Mizzou Scholarship Committee Report - Chair Brianne O’Sullivan

    • Board of Directors Election Results Miscellaneous Announcements 

    • Next M2AB Reunion Weekend 

    • Adjournment

  • Following announcements, we will pack belongings and cases into the instrument truck, which will be locked until after the pre-game performance. 

~11:45 AM Game Day Meal at the Marching Mizzou Practice Field 

  • Lunch will be served to those who purchased meals during registration. Game day meals are no longer available for purchase at this time. 

  • Reminder: There is NO alcohol is allowed on the premises at the M2 practice field or Hearnes Center before the performance.

  • The Game Day meals consist of ham and turkey sandwiches, chips, fruit, a brownie, and a bottle of water. Members who requested meals with dietary accommodations will receive meals that are packaged and labeled separately from these meals. 

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1:15 PM - Section Warm Ups at East Entrance of the Hearnes Center

  • Please meet Marching Mizzou alumni band members outside the Hearnes Center's east entrance to prepare to line up for the March to the Stadium. 

  • Marching Mizzou Alumni Band will march behind Marching Mizzou in the parade block. 

 

2 PM - March to the Stadium with Marching Mizzou 

  • We will stop and have a short performance of 3&4 on Mick Deaver Memorial Drive before proceeding to enter the stadium to prepare for the pre-game performance. 

  • Marching Mizzou Alumni Band members will enter the stadium through entrance 2E. 

  • Please follow Marching Mizzou and make your way to the field to prepare for the pre-game performance.

2:10 PM - Pre-Game Performance with M2 

  • Directly following the performance, please follow the alumni band members toward the east side of the south end zone (towards the student section) to exit the tunnel to walk toward Lot G where we will be parking our instrument truck. 

2:30 PM - Kickoff Against South Carolina

~2:45 PM - Instrument Check-In Post-Pregame 

  • Please pick up your belongings and cases at this time as we will be moving the truck before the end of the first quarter to ensure Marching Mizzou is able to prepare properly for halftime.

  • All items after the game will be available at the M2 instrument shed.

Parking & Golden Alumni Shuttle

Parking near the stadium, Hearnes Center, and M2 practice field is reserved for season ticket holders and donors 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.

Marching Mizzou Alumni Band will offer a FREE shuttle for M2AB members and their families from the west side (Hitt Street Entrance) of Virginia Avenue Garage directly to the practice field. The shuttle will run on a continuous loop beginning about 45 minutes before practice. There is FREE parking in that garage. Please do not park on the street in a metered spot as meters are enforced all day on Saturday. There is also no return shuttle after the game. 

Check-In At the M2 Practice Field

The Marching Mizzou Practice Field is located at 1540 Providence Pt, Columbia, MO 65201.
 
Please check in near the instrument shed to pick up your name tag, meal card, refreshments, polo and more. If you reserved a large instrument (sousaphones, baritones, mellophones, drums) or color guard flag, you can pick it up at check-in. You will need to bring your own mouthpiece or drumsticks if using a University instrument.
 
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the M2 Practice Field.

Music & Marching Rehearsal

Our game day M2AB Rehearsal is about 1.5-2 hours long depending on the time of the game and will have a combined rehearsal with Marching Mizzou to run through pre-game together

Everyone who registers will receive their music by email directly from Hadley.  If you don’t receive it soon after you register, please contact M2AB director, Hadley Haux, by e-mail at hhaux@sbcglobal.net or by phone at (314) 521-8593.  We will not be providing paper copies of music.

M2AB Instrument & 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 the pre-game performance.

Game Day Meal

We will be partnering with Marching Mizzou to provide a box lunch from Bush's Catering to eat at the M2 practice field or in the Hearnes Center. Each meal will cost $12.50. Each boxed lunch will include a deli sandwich, chips, pasta salad, fruit, cookie and a bottle of water. If you have any dietary needs, please be sure to include them in the Homecoming registration form or email M2AlumniBand@gmail.com if after Friday, Oct. 6.

Orders are officially closed as of Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.

Annual Business Meeting

Our Marching Mizzou Annual business meeting will be held at the Hearnes Center at noon CT. We will meet to review the weekend, discuss plans, and introduce the new board members for 2024. Our agenda is included below:

  • Welcome - Board President Maddie Hirsch

  • Minutes from the previous business meeting

  • Report on M2AB Finances - Board Treasurer Joe Trammel (see attached)

  • Reaffirmation of M2AB Bylaws 

  • M2AB Hall of Fame 2023 Honoree 

  • Marching Mizzou Scholarship Committee Report

  • Board of Directors Election Results 

  • Miscellaneous Announcements 

  • Next M2AB Reunion Weekend 

  • Adjournment

Admin

M2AB Board of Directors Election 2024

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.

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 below. 

Merchandise

M2AB is partnering with Sportsprint to create an online store to order and purchase M2AB merchandise for Homecoming 2023. Orders to purchase t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, hoodles, sweatshirts, hats and scarves on our Sportsprint site closed on October 6, 2023.


M2AB is also selling Marching Mizzou Alumni Band decals for $5 each. Orders for decals closed on October 6, 2023.

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Accessibility

Marching Mizzou Alumni Band is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate in the registration form. All requests must be made by Friday, October 6. We will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability by working with Mizzou Athletics and the MU School of Music. We will also attempt to implement late requests, but cannot guarantee they will be met. Please contact Maddie at M2AlumniBand@gmail.com with any questions.

Donate to Our Scholarship
Endowment Fund

This year, Marching Mizzou Alumni Band is accepting donations to our newly launched $25,000 Scholarship Endowment Fund.

To donate to our scholarship endowment fund, please visit the Mizzou Give Direct link below.

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