Homecoming Info & Registration

Online registration follows these important messages:

IMPORTANT MESSAGES (as of Nov 4)

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION: Now closed. If participating in alumni band activities, please report to stadium at 7:30 am Saturday for check-in and rehearsal. Fees are as follows. Please bring cash. Credit cards will not be accepted on-site.
    $5 – Alumni band reg fee
    $20 – Shirt
    $20 – BBQ/adult
    $15 – BBQ/child over 12
     
  • UNIFORM: 2011 shirt with khakis.
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  • CHECK-IN: 7:30 am at the stadium. Rehearsal begins promptly at 8:30.
    Percussion… TBA. You may be asked to report first to Grinnell Arena at The GNiP.
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  • MUSIC: PLEASE print and trim your music before coming to campus.
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  • PARKING: You are STRONGLY advised to park in Lot 33 all day Saturday (see map)

  • JUST ATTENDING THE DEDICATION and/or BBQ? Please arrive at The GNiP by 11:30 am. If also joining us for the BBQ, and/or have ordered a shirt, please check-in at the BBQ registration table.
     
  • GAME SEATING: No seats are guaranteed for folks not participating in alumni band. Please plan accordingly.

ALUMNI BAND SCHEDULE

Friday 11/4

  • 37th Annual Multibands Pops Concert
    8:00 pm – Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
    Ticket Info
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  • Alumni Reception
    10:30 pm – Campus Center, room TBA
    Cash Bar

Saturday 11/4

  • Alumni Band Check-In & Rehearsal
    7:30 am – Stadium
    Map
    | Music
    Rehearsal begins PROMPTLY at 8:30.
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  • Building Dedication & Ribbon-Cutting
    12:00 pm – The GNiP
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  • Tailgate Party
    2:00 pm – The GNiP
    Menu is a football-inspired hot buffet meal.

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  • Pregame Show & Game Kickoff
    3:05 pm – Stadium
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CALL FOR INSTRUMENTS

With a large turnout expected this year, we’re calling on ALL alumni to beg, borrow or rent an instrument. If you are in any position to obtain equipment we can use at Homecoming please let us know.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Always work to be done at Homecoming. If you can help the prep work, with on-site registration or obtaining equipment, we want YOU.

MULTIBANDS TICKETS

We anticipate Multibands selling out soon. Please order tickets ASAP at umasstix.com.

MULTIBANDS RECEPTION

Will follow the concert in the Campus Center Auditorium. There will be a cash bar.

UNIFORM

A commemorative maroon long-sleeve t-shirt with tan khakis is this year’s uniform. Shirts can be ordered online  and will be handed out at registration. Preview coming soon.

Otherwise, please wear a maroon top. It might be cold.

AREA LODGING

Amherst area hotels are already sold-out for Homecoming. Hotels in the Springfield area are your next best choice.

MUSIC

Download your parts. The show will be:

1812
Fight Mass Fanfare
Fight Mass
Twilight Shadows
My Way

GAME TICKETS

Alumni Band participants will be admitted free to the game. Spouses, partners, children and other guests should purchase tickets through Ticketmaster. Families/friends should sit in Section 10 of stadium.

STADIUM SEATING

  • Details TBD