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Mizzou Homecoming 2013

  Homecoming 2013 has been set for the weekend of October 25-26 as the Tigers will be playing host to the South Carolina Gamecocks. Please join us for one, many, or all of the following events:

TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL BUCK JACKSON MEMORIAL ALUMNI BAND GOLF OUTING

Friday, October 25, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The golf tournament will be held at the L.A. Nickell golf course in Columbia. Depending upon the number of participants, the format for this year will be either A): two-person teams with part of the tournament being a scramble, part being best ball and part being alternate shot, or B) a tee time decision. This will keep the game moving with the level of amateur golfers we have. Tee-off should begin around 9:15 a.m., so be there early to pay your greens fees and warm up a little. We must have your RSVP for your registration postmarked by Thursday, Oct. 16, or e-mailed by Wednesday, Oct. 22, for planning purposes.
Non-golfers (caddies) are welcome to come out and enjoy the fabulous displays of golfing talent.

ALUMNI BAND RECEPTION

Friday, October 25, 2013
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  A new Friday night event is on the agenda this year. In lieu of the ever-dwindling Charting Party late in the evening, we are going to get together a little earlier, giving everyone an opportunity to mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a time to catch up with other alumni back in town for the weekend without wondering when Gary or Bruce is going to blow a whistle and interrupt you to get back in your spot.
The get-together will be at Shakespeare's Pizza's new South Location (3911 Peachtree Drive,on the west side of Providence Road on the south side of Nifong Boulevard).
The room has AV equipment so we can show old video and pictures, and bar service, if you'd like. It has an outside patio and lots of parking. We welcome photo contributions for a looping slide show; please send them to April by October. 5.
And if your Tiger Spirit moves you, you can do your best to see if you can find the Band Bunch at Rally Night afterwards.

GAME DAY

Saturday, October 26, 2013

  As you may know, television coverage may again change the time when the Homecoming game is played. Added uncertainty comes as we adjust to SEC television schedules. Please use the table below for the schedule of events. Game time should be set 7 to 10 days before Homecoming. And once kickoff is set, we'll have a definite shcedule on the home page.

POTENTIAL SCHEDULES

KICKOFF TIME: REGISTRATION REHEARSAL BUS. MEETING
11:30 am 7:00 am 7:30 am 4:00 pm
1:00 pm 8:00 am 8:30 am 5:00 pm
2:30 pm 9:00 am 9:30 am 6:30 pm
6:30 pm 11:00 am 2:00 pm 12:00 pm
8:00 pm 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 2:30 pm

PARKING

  Parking will be tight because of the nearly sold-out status of this game. You are encouraged to park at the Old Alumni Center (A.L. Gustin Golf Course) located west of Faurot Field off of Stadium Boulevard. This is also the location of our Post Game Tailgate. There will be a SMALL section roped off for our use free of charge. Anyone can park here, so plan on arriving early for easy, free parking.

  All parking on the east side of the Hearnes Center is reserved for people who donated to the Tiger Scholarship Fund. There are spaces available to park around the stadium and on campus. The closest are Maryland Avenue Garage across from the north side of the stadium. The fee is $15.

REGISTRATION

   Demand for tickets is high this year. This game will likely sell out. Preregistering is the only way you will be guaranteed a ticket for the game. Take the time to register on the web at www.m2ab.org or using the registration form in the newsletter. You can pay with a credit card securely over the web via PayPal. Registration will begin according to the above schedule and will be held in the Hearnes Center East concourse unless the game is scheduled after 2:30, in which case it will be held in conjunction with the business meeting at the Old Alumni Center. For those of you who preregister, simply pick up your name tag, music, football tickets, and your Alumni Band T-shirts. Non-preregistered people will need to register and pay appropriate fees that day. A walkup registration fee of $5 will be assessed to each member who registers after online registration closes on October 12. Limited numbers of large instruments (ONLY sousaphones, baritones, mellophones, drums) and flags will be available to borrow that day. You will need to bring your own mouthpiece or drum sticks if using a University Instrument.

REHEARSAL / LUNCH

  Rehearsal will be at the M2 band field that is located on the southeast side of the Hearnes Center. As a reminder, alcoholic beverages will not be permitted during rehearsal and children will NOT be allowed on the field during our performance at the stadium. After rehearsal, we will take a brief meal break and then it’s on to the stadium. We will again be having Jack’s Gourmet cater the meals for those that would like them after practice. For $7.00 you get a sandwich (turkey, ham, beef, or veggie), apple, chips, and a cookie. Beverages will not be provided. MAA members get a $1 discount on meals. Please indicate on your preregistration form how many and what type of sandwich(es) you desire and please include payment with your Homecoming activity fees. Only those people who register and prepay by the deadlines will be able to buy the box meals. Any extra lunches on game day will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at $7.

THE TRUCK!!!!!

One of our greatest additions to the Homecoming experience is our rental truck. The truck will be available as a place you can store your instrument cases 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 pregame.
Major thanks to the Geerlings family for their assistance with this service.

PRE or POST GAME TAILGATE

  Our annual meeting and tailgate will be held at the time indicated in the chart above. This year we will hold the Post Game Tailgate and business meeting at the Old Alumni Center located next to A.L. Gustin Golf Course. This meeting is an important event for us as we will discuss our financial status and elect officers and directors. This year we will be offering a full buffet along with a cash bar for your enjoyment. The meal is free to you as funded in part by our affiliation with MAA and your activity fee. We will also be watching our performance from that day. Plan to attend along with your family for this important function of the Marching Mizzou Alumni Band.

TICKETS

  For those who are marching, you may purchase two tickets at $25 each and up to two additional tickets at $65 each. We can only guarantee these additional tickets to people who preregister and prepay. Walk-ups MAY be able to purchase tickets, but we must emphasize that we can only guarantee seating for people who preregister.

MUSIC

  All music will be e-mailed to all registrants in advance of Homecoming. If you would like to receive a copy of the music earlier, contact Hadley Haux by phone at (314) 521-8593.

2013 Newsletter
Now available here.