We have reached capacity for 2017. Go Blue!
If for some reason you need to change your plans and will no longer be joining us, please let us know as soon as possible.
As we prepare for this year’s homecoming game, there are some policies and procedures that we want to make everyone aware of. The new registration policy that was decided on by the Homecoming committee is as follows:
We have had to adapt our policies for Blast registration because people have taken our past flexibility for granted. We believe that allowing extra time to register will allow everyone to make plans in advance so that they can join their friends and family on the field October 28th.
Friday Night: This year, we will have the traditional barbecue and early check in / instrument sign out.
Join Us for the Pre-BLAST BBQ
We cordially invite all BLAST participants to attend a BBQ at Revelli Hall prior to our Stadium rehearsal the Friday night before Homecoming. The menu is tba. Family and friends are also welcome to attend, and may purchase a ticket for $5 ahead of time with your BLAST registration, or at the door that evening. We hope to see everyone there! Stay tuned for a future M Notes email with exact times.
FRIDAY NIGHT STADIUM REHEARSAL: This year there will be a rehearsal in Michigan Stadium with the MMB from 8-9pm. We would like as many Blast participants to attend as possible. Please note: FAMILY MEMBERS AND THOSE NOT REGISTERED WILL NOT BE ALLOWED FIELD ACCESS ON FRIDAY NIGHT. Access to the field will be restricted to those on the Blast participation list we will provide to Athletics. Bring and wear the name badge we will give you in your registration packet.
The stadium will be open to the public that day for the “behind the scenes” MMB rehearsal that done once a year in conjunction with Athletics. Your friends and family are welcome to sit in the stands and watch the rehearsal.
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.
After registering, feel free to email Mike Burger email@example.com to let him know you will be attending, which will expedite the delivery of new music and/or information.
The bands have a very limited supply of other instruments available. We will be able to supply a few of the other instruments if necessary. The request will be forwarded to the e-staff. There may be none available depending on the size of that section in the MMB. Please also note that there may not be enough of the check box instruments. 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.
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 Michael Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling All Alto Horns!
It’s been 25 years since the last Alto Horn played in the Marching Band. To commemorate this anniversary, we’re encouraging all former Alto Horn players to join the Alumni Band for Homecoming 2017. We understand that the MMB has a limited number of Alto horns available, so if you have your own horn, please bring it. If you don’t have a horn, now is your chance to buy one! (Nice used ones are routinely available on eBay)
Mark your calendars for October 28th and don’t forget to sign up to participate in homecoming as soon as registration opens. For more information, look for the 2017 Alto Horn Reunion group on Facebook, or contact Erik Kuszynski at email@example.com
All of the Alumni Band items are in bold. Changes to this schedule may occur.
Friday October 27
5:00-7:30 PM Early Instrument Checkout—Revelli Hall
5:30 - 7:30 BBQ/Dinner in Revelli
6:30–7:45 PM Early Registration Pickup—Michigan Stadium: Your Blast Participation Badge, music, and updated BLAST information will be in your BLAST packet
8:00 - 9:00 Rehearsal in Michigan Stadium
Saturday October 28
6:15 a.m. Revelli Hall opens
6:30 a.m. ALUMNI arrive to set-up for registration
6:45 a.m. ALUMNI registration and coffee hour
7:30 a.m. M Band Rehearsal (starting outside)
7:40 a.m. ALUMNI meeting/indoor rehearsal begins
8:15 a.m. ALUMNI join M Band on Elbel Field
9:15 a.m. Scholarship presentation
9:20 a.m. ALUMNI set pre-game block on east sideline
9:30 a.m. Lunch
10:30 a.m. M Band Percussion step show
10:30 a.m. M Band Visualization
10:50 a.m. M Band meet in back of Revelli Hall
10:50 a.m. ALUMNI meet on front steps of Revelli
10:55 a.m. ALUMNI depart for Stadium
11:00 a.m. M Band perform at Go Blue Brunch
11:10 a.m. ALUMNI arrive at the stadium
11:15-11:25 ALUMNI concert on stadium steps
11:20 a.m. M Band Leave for stadium
11:35 a.m. ALUMNI in tunnel
11:40 a.m. M Band Arrive at the Stadium
11:50 p.m. ALUMNI pre-game
11:55 p.m. M Band pre-game
12:10 p.m. Kick-off
ALUMNI and M Band reception following game
5:30 p.m. Revelli Hall cleared and building locked
Sunday October 29 ***TBD***
9:00 AM Breakfast with Nu/Lambda KKY/TBS (pre-registered guests only)
Breakfast Info ***TBD*** Info below if from 2016
Inviting all KKY and TBS alumni. Come meet current brothers and sisters and reconnect with alumni brothers and sisters. Last year's event was a great success, you don't want to miss this year's brunch!
This year's brunch will be:
9 am Sunday, October 29 ***TBD***
Sign up here: check back soon
Other Important Information
What If I'm Allergic to the Internet? Can I Send In a Paper Registration?
The short answer is yes, though it is extremely time consuming for our volunteer organization and the whole reason for the new site was to streamline and digitize our operations. That said, the link to the registration form is below. Please note that paper mail for UMBAA sent to Revelli Hall is held until an UMBAA board member picks it up, which may be every other week. Your check is then mailed to the treasurer, who takes checks to the bank in batches, so your check may not clear right away. Finally, your information is sent to the webmaster, who inputs it into the very system you were trying to avoid! :) In other words, it takes forever and still ends up in the same place, but in the mean time, you may miss deadlines for equipment, tickets, and even your spot at homecoming.