Registration for 2018 is full! If you would like to be added to the wait list, please click here.
Registration for 2018 opened August 5th at 6 PM
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. Please be aware, last year registrations hit capacity well before the deadline. Register early to ensure your spot.
Friday Night: This year, we will have the traditional dinner and early check in / instrument sign out.
Join Us for the Pre-BLAST Dinner
We cordially invite all BLAST participants to attend a dinner at Revelli Hall prior to our Stadium rehearsal the Friday night before Homecoming. The menu is tba from Cottage Inn. Family and friends are also welcome to attend, and may purchase a guest ticket for $10/adult or $5/ child 12 and under ahead of time with your BLAST registration, or at the door that evening. Blast participants do not need to buy a dinner ticket, it is included in your participation fee. We hope to see everyone there! Stay tuned for a future M Notes email with exact times.
Friday rehearsal details TBA.
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. 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 Michael Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of the Alumni Band items are in bold. Changes to this schedule may occur.
Friday October 5
5:00-7:30 PM Early Instrument Checkout—Revelli Hall
5:30 - 6:45 Dinner in Revelli
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
7:00 - 8:00 Rehearsal in Revelli Hall
Saturday October 6
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
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.