Homecoming 2017

UMass alumni band

Join us for Homecoming 2017 (October 20-21) as the Minutemen take on Georgia Southern!

We’re planning a variety of family-friendly events you won’t want to miss, including a reception before Multibands, the Homecoming Parade, Band Alumni Tailgate, Alumni Band Halftime, and My Way at Postgame!

Need a new Band Alumni Polo Shirt? On Sat. Oct. 21, we’re having a clearance sale during alumni band registration and during the game!

Band Alumni & Friends Reception

Lance Tibbet

Lance Tibbet

HOMECOMING RETURNS TO OLD CHAPEL! Mingle with fellow alumni and fans of the Minuteman Band before the 43rd Annual Multiband Pops Concert! Meet the 2017 Band Alumni Scholarship recipients and the 2017 class of the Minuteman Band Hall of Fame! Get an up-close view of a new portrait of legendary former band announcer Jim ‘Mac’ MacRostie and see the new band uniform modeled by a bando! Special guest and Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet will join us!

At approx. 7:00 pm, we’ll sing “Twilight Shadows”, accompanied by the Old Chapel Carillon.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cash bar
Old Chapel
Fri, Oct 20 • 5:30-7:30 pm • SOLD OUT

All Alumni & Friends are invited to join us at 7:00 pm at the Minuteman Statue outside Old Chapel to sing “Twilight Shadows,” accompanied by the Old Chapel bells!

43rd Annual Multiband Pops Concert

It’s not Homecoming without Multibands! See the amazing talent UMass Music & Dance has to offer. If you order Multibands tickets with Band Alumni & Friends Reception tickets (above), you’ll save 15%!

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Fri, Oct 20 • 7:30 pm • $25/$18

Homecoming Parade

Join the tradition of the Homecoming Parade as it winds its way from McGuirk Alumni Stadium through downtown Amherst to the UMass campus on October 21. Families are welcome to march and play with the UMMB.

McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Sat, Oct 21 • 10:00 am parade step-off • Free • Details & Schedule

Registration is closed.
If you still wish to march, please email us at info@umassband.com
and let us know you’re coming!

Tailgate with Band Alumni & Parents

Join us at our PREMIER tailgate zone, central to ALL Homcoming activity, including a concert by YOUR Minuteman Marching Band. Grills, tables, and tents will be available to cook/prepare your favorite tailgate dishes. Bring your favorite drinks, chairs, and games! Please observe new stadium parking procedures.

McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Lot 11 near Football Performance Center
Sat, Oct 21 • 11:30 am •  Details & Schedule

Play in the Stands

Join fellow alumni to play stands tunes during the game with the UMMB!

McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Sat, Oct 21 • 3:30 pm

Alumni Band Halftime Show

Perform halftime ONE MORE TIME. The 51st Alumni Band will perform Earth, Wind, and Fire’s ‘Let’s Groove’ before combining with the UMMB to perform ‘1812 Overture’ and ‘Fight Mass’.

Sat, Oct 21, rehearsal 1:00 pm at stadium, gametime is 3:30 pm
Free •  Details & Schedule

Partnered/married band alumni who are each participating should register SEPARATELY.

Registration is closed.
If you still wish to march, please email us at info@umassband.com
and let us know you’re coming!

Click to see who’s marching!

My Way

Join all band alumni (and their families) on the field for the post-game singing of My Way.

McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Sat, Oct 21 • following the band’s post-game show