Welcome to the Locksley era of Maryland football, and the 111th anniversary of the Maryland Bands! Be a part of the celebration by participating in the Homecoming Alumni Band.
Game Day — Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, Maryland vs. Michigan
Game Time — Kickoff at NOON. See full information and rehearsal schedule below.
Alumni Band Registration
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 ‘18 and Spring/Summer ‘19 will receive a discounted registration of just $28!
Your registration includes participation in Homecoming activities, Friday night reception, pre-game tailgate, game ticket, alumni band hoodie, good times with your band alumni friends, and a chance to relive Maryland Band history.
The early registration deadline has passed, but you can still sign-up to march online or at-the-door.
There is now an additional $10 late fee, and you are not guaranteed an alumni hoodie or tailgate meal. We’ll only have a limited number of extras available.
Homecoming Alumni Band Details
The add-ons order form is now closed. Please contact us if you would still like to purchase a tailgate meal or alumni band hoodie. We will have a limited number of extras available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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.
NEW THIS YEAR: Additional tickets for your guests will need to be purchased directly through the Maryland ticket office. Use the link below to buy tickets with our special promotional group rate: $63 lower-level bowl seats or $49 upper deck seats.
Buy Additional Tickets (Link uses our Alumni Band promotional rate)
This is a big game, and they are expecting to sell out, so take advantage of this group discount offer. 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. The $10 late fee applies to any registrations at this time, and you will not be guaranteed a tailgate meal.
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: please bring you own neck and bits!
Friday Night Reception & Rehearsal
On Friday, November 1st, we will have a reception from 6–8 pm with a music rehearsal from 7–8 pm (tentative times) in the Wakefield Band Room. It’s a great way to catch up with friends and get a jump on the halftime music. Attendance is not mandatory, but we’d love to see you there.
We will be marching a halftime tribute show to the late Chris Vadala. Sheet music will be available closer to Homecoming so you can download and practice ahead of time. The band office is running low on flip folders, so bring yours along if you have one collecting dust. Please print and bring your music with you to Homecoming.
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. Due to the later game this year, we’re bringing back the popular hoodies for all registered alumni! If you register after October 15th, please wear a RED shirt as a backup (any RED Alumni Band shirt with weather-appropriate gear underneath is preferred).
There is plenty of parking on the shoulders of Route 193 near the Stadium Drive entrance. You can also purchase parking for individual games in advance — for this game, that is highly recommended. 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). We understand 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 must still use the tunnel entrance with the band).
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 enjoy the experience. Sign up for Homecoming today!
Tentative Homecoming Schedule
Friday, November 1st
- 6:00–8:00 pm
- Reception & Registration @ the Wakefield Band Room & Lobby (attendance is not required)
- 7:00–8:00 pm
- Music Rehearsal @ the Wakefield Band Room
Flag Rehearsal, location TBD
Saturday, November 2nd
- 6:30 am
- Sign-in & Registration @ the Wakefield Band Room Lobby
- 7:15 am
- Music rehearsal
- 7:50 am
- Step-off for marching practice
- 8:00 am
- Rehearsal w/Maryland Band (until ~9:00 am)
- 9:15 am
- Alumni Band tailgate lunch
- 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
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