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We’re excited to offer a number of activities for band alumni and your families at Homecoming 2017! Here’s your one-stop guide for UMMB fun!!!

Band Alumni & Friends Reception

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 MacRostie and see the new band uniform modeled by a bando!

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cash bar
Amherst Room, Campus Center
Fri, Oct 20 • 5:30 pm • $20
Details and Registration

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, you’ll get 15% off!

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 or play… and join us before the parade to decorate our float!

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

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!

McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Lot 11 near Football Performance Center
Sat, Oct 21 • tailgating begins at 11:30 am
Please observe new stadium parking procedures
Details and Registration

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

Have band, will march! Yes! We are marching again this year. Tune TBD. We’re also joining the baby band for ‘1812’ and ‘Fight Mass’.

McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Sat, Oct 21 • game-time is 3:30 pm
Details and Registration

My Way

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

McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Sat, Oct 21 • game-time is 3:30 pm