Registration opened for 2021 on July 22nd
IMPORTANT SEATING FORMAT CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW
We are very excited for 2021 Homecoming! The Homecoming committee has developed the registration policy as described below:
Unfortunately, there is no room for flexibility in the dates listed above. Capacity for 2021 is 500 participants - register early to ensure your spot!
Alumni Band Performances
As a reminder, this year will be the (delayed) debut of the changes to the participant experience in Michigan Stadium. Spurred by NCAA changes to on-field personnel to further protect the student-athletes, the Alumni Band will be relocating from our corner on the field to a block of seats at the front of Section 15. This change has allowed us to expand our capacity to 500 participants and is guaranteed to the Association in perpetuity.
Participants must purchase a game ticket ($65) in the Alumni Band seating area in addition to the traditional UMBAA participation fee ($30). This change ensures each participant has a seat in the stands with enough room to play their instrument, better angles for viewing the game, and better sight lines to the directors so we can play more stands tunes. This arrangement is in line with the standard practices of other Big Ten schools for homecoming alumni bands. The registration process will direct participants on how to purchase tickets in the Alumni Band seating area. The Alumni Band seating area is reserved exclusively for participants, but Michigan Athletics has provided a seating block behind the Alumni Band for participants to purchase additional tickets for friends and family at cost.
We would like to thank Drs. Pasquale & Frey, the MMB staff, and the Athletic Department once again for their partnership and efforts to find a solution that worked for everyone. We look forward to the opportunity to hosting the largest Alumni contingent at a Blast from the Past! in the Association’s history!
In compliance with the NCAA’s COVID protocols, participants will be required to submit either:(a) proof of vaccination;
This will ensure the safety of the student athletes, MMB students and staff, Event Staff and all other on-field personnel, and is mandatory under the NCAA’s protocols. More details regarding the vaccination status or testing result submission process will be provided at a later date.
In addition, due to these protocols, we will not be able to march with the MMB at halftime this year. The Alumni Band will instead perform a concert from the stands prior to the MMB’s performance on field. The UMBAA Board, MMB, and Athletics are working to return this event to a full normal as much as possible, but are still required to work within the boundaries established by NCAA protocols. We sincerely thank you for your understanding in this matter. Any questions or concerns about this change should be directed to email@example.com
This year, we will have the traditional dinner and early check in / instrument sign out at Revelli Hall on Friday night. We cordially invite all participants to attend. Dinner will be catered from the Original Cottage Inn. Blast participants do not need to buy a dinner ticket, it is included in your participation fee. We hope to see everyone there!
Due to the pandemic we are unable to accommodate family and friends for dinner this year; we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
We are still finalizing details of our Friday evening rehearsal. More details will be provided at a later date.
Rule #1: ONLY MEMBERS WITH CURRENTLY PAID ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES MAY REGISTER FOR PARTICIPATION IN UMBAA BLAST FROM THE PAST. Clicking on the link above will require you pay dues in case your membership has expired.
The bands have a very limited supply of instruments available. The requests will be forwarded to the e-staff. There may not be any available instruments of your requested type depending on the size of that section in the MMB. They will be supplied on a first come first served basis. You will be notified by email if we run out of any instruments requested. You are highly encouraged to bring your own instrument!
Note: We do not supply mouthpieces, reeds, oil, etc., please bring your own. We do have a limited supply of tuba necks and bits and concert horn to mellophone mouthpiece adapters. Percussion must bring their own sticks and mallets, including bass drum mallets. Any specific instrument questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to this schedule may occur.
Friday September 24th
5:00-7:30 PM Early Instrument Checkout—Revelli Hall
5:00–7:45 PM Early Packet Pickup—Revelli Hall: Your Blast Participation Badge, music, and updated Blast information will be in your Blast packet
5:30 - 6:45 Dinner in Revelli
7:00 - 8:00 Rehearsal in Revelli Hall
If MMB Rehearsal is at Michigan Stadium it will be closed to the public-no admittance
Saturday September 25th
7:30 a.m. Revelli Hall opens
8:00 a.m. registration and coffee hour
9:15 a.m. general membership meeting; indoor music rehearsal begins
10:45 a.m. join MMB on Elbel Field
11:35 a.m. Scholarship presentation
11:45 a.m. set pre-game block on north sideline
12:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. meet on front steps of Revelli
2:10 p.m. depart for Stadium
2:30 p.m. concert on stadium steps
2:40 p.m. load the tunnel (BLAST PARTICIPANTS ONLY)
3:00 p.m. pre-game
3:30 p.m. Kick-off
ALUMNI and MMB reception following game
8:00 p.m. Revelli Hall cleared and building locked
Other Important Information
Can I Send In a Paper Registration?
Unfortunately due to the new seating structure we are not able to accept paper registrations this year. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.