Welcome back alumni! We hope everyone is excited to return to campus for another year of Maryland football and the 113th anniversary of the Maryland Bands! Be a part of the celebration by participating in the Homecoming Alumni Band.
Game Day — Saturday, October 30, 2021, Maryland vs. Indiana
Game Time — Kickoff at NOON. See full information and rehearsal schedule below.
COVID-19 Protocols — Maryland Athletics has announced their guidelines for all athletic venues for the fall sports season. Please review the updated COVID-19 protocols for the requirements to participate in Homecoming.
The following information is still being confirmed, so please come back soon for the latest updates.
Alumni Band Registration
Registration will be starting very soon!
Fill out your registration form online and pay with a credit card or your checking account through PayPal. Or, you can print and mail a registration form (link coming soon). The Dance Team form can be downloaded on the separate Dancer registration page. If you mail a registration form and check, it must arrive to us by October 5th.
Want to know who’s already signed up for alumni band? Take a look at the alumni band attendees page for an updated list!
Individual registration is $48, or couples registration is $84. Recent graduates from Winter '19 & '20, and Spring/Summer '20 & ’21 will receive a discounted registration of just $28!
Your registration includes participation in Homecoming activities, pre-game breakfast tailgate, game ticket, alumni band hoodie, alumni band hat, good times with your band alumni friends, and a chance to relive Maryland Band history.
Your registration and payment is must be received by Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at 11 PM to ensure accuracy in numbers for hoodies, hats, meals, game tickets, field blocking, and more.
Due to COVID-19, you must register by this date to participate in Homecoming festivities. No at-the-door signups will be permitted like in previous years. If you're not sure of your schedule for October 30, go ahead and register. If you cannot make it, please email us, and we will ship your items to you.
Homecoming Alumni Band Details
With your registration, you can order extra 2021 Alumni Band hoodies ($25–$27 each), hats and tailgate breakfasts ($10 each) for family and friends. We're also offering a T-shirt version of the hoodie as an add-on. See the registration form for more details.
Coming Soon: If you cannot make it to Homecoming but would like to order hoodies, hats or T-shirts, please use our new Add-ons Order Form (coming soon). You can also add extra hoodies, hats or tailgate meals to your previous Alumni Band registration form.
If you participate in the Alumni Band, you do not have to buy yourself a game ticket. But your friends and family will still need a ticket to enter the stadium.
Game tickets for family and friends must be purchased directly from the UM ticket office. Available seating may not be with the Alumni Band, so if you plan to bring children that need supervision, please bring another adult that can take them into the stadium through the gate.
We are exploring the possibility of a promotional discount rate, so stay tuned!
You can also look for tickets on StubHub or other resellers. At far as we know, the Alumni Band will still be seated behind the MSOM, so please plan accordingly with your guests when purchasing tickets. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register through UMBAO via your own online registration form (coming soon). If you prefer to mail your registration, a PDF form can be downloaded on the Dancer registration page, and your form and payment must be received by October 5th.
Please wear your Dancer Under Armor shirts, and bring your Poms. If you need a shirt, please check that option on your registration form (additional fees will apply). If you need to borrow poms, please check that option on your registration form.
The band office has a very limited number of instruments available this year, and will only have sousaphones and percussion to lend out. Please do your best to beg, borrow, or steal an instrument. (Please don’t actually steal an instrument, we won’t be able to pay your legal fees!) Loaner instruments will be issued first come, first served at the door. Sousaphones: If you have them, please bring you own neck and bits!
We will be joining the MSOM for a Motown halftime show, and will be playing in the stands. Sheet music will be available closer to Homecoming so you can download and practice ahead of time. Please print and bring your music with you to Homecoming.
The band office is running low on flip folders, so bring yours along if you have one collecting dust.
Videos of the flag routines will be available so you can practice ahead of time. Links will be posted closer to Homecoming.
Please wear blue jeans and comfortable shoes. We’re again bringing back the popular hoodies for all registered alumni - black with the Terps script!
There is plenty of parking on the shoulders of Route 193 near the Stadium Drive entrance. You can also purchase parking for individual games — for this game, we highly recommend you purchase a permit ahead of time. Please see the Transportation Services Football Parking page for more information and game day parking maps, or to purchase a permit.
Trucking and Marching
We will be trucking to the stadium (with the kids or by ourselves TBD). Stadium rules state that all participants must still stay with the Alumni Band and enter through the tunnel to gain entrance. If you cannot truck or get to the tunnel, please email email@example.com.
We will be marching halftime only this year. If you plan to march, you must attend the morning rehearsals.
Want to enjoy Alumni Band without the work? You can just play in the stands and skip the marching - but you must still use the tunnel entrance with the band to ensure you get in.
Only performing Alumni Band members will be allowed through the tunnel at Maryland Stadium. Everyone else must have a ticket and enter through a gate.
The Athletic Department has strongly emphasized that they will not allow any drinking in the tunnel, and will kick-out anyone (or everyone) in the Alumni Band if someone is caught drinking in the tunnel or “appears intoxicated”. So please don’t break out those Natty Bohs until after the Truck back!
Clear Bag Policy
Maryland Stadium will allow the following bags:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” × 6” × 12”
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
- Small clutch bags, measuring 4.5” × 6.5” with or without a handle or strap
All other bags will not be permitted. For more information, including a list of prohibited bags, see the Football Game Day Info Guide.
Parents: Strollers are not permitted in the tunnel or inside the stadium. There is limited space for fans to check their strollers inside Riggs Alumni Center — Room 1130. For more information, go to the Football Game Day Info Guide.
After each game, the MSOM takes the field and plays a “5th Quarter” mini-concert before the truck back. Please stay to watch their performance before returning to The Clarice.
The alumni band may truck back to the stadium with the MSOM, or we might line up on the concourse after the 5th Quarter, and truck back to The Clarice ourselves. Either way, we’ll see you on the stairs!
Being a member of the Mighty Sound of Maryland doesn’t stop, and the experience doesn’t end, it just transitions to the Alumni Experience. Be a part of the celebrations and sign up for Homecoming today!
Tentative Homecoming Schedule
Saturday, October 30th
- 6:30 am
- Sign-in & Registration @ the Wakefield Band Room Lobby
- 7:15 am
- Music rehearsal (location TBD)
- 7:50 am
- Step-off for marching practice
- 8:00 am
- Rehearsal w/Maryland Band (until ~9:00 am)
- 9:15 am
- Alumni Band breakfast tailgate
- 10:00 am
- Registration closes; Make sure to pickup all packets and game tickets by this time
- 10:40 am
- 10:50 am
- Kick-off! GO TERPS!!
- ~3:45 pm
- MSOM 5th Quarter
- ~4:00 pm
- New Alumni Band Truck back to The Clarice
What the Band gets for your registration
- Financial support for scholarships, uniforms, instruments, music, and more
- Appreciation for Alumni
Maryland Band Members and Alumni
Mighty Sound of Maryland
University of Maryland Dance Team
University of Maryland Pom/Dance Team Alumni
University of Maryland Homecoming Weekend