Blast from the Past 2016 Information and Deadlines

Michigan vs. Illinois

Friday October 21 - Saturday October 22 - Sunday October 23

Register Full

The NEW Details

As we prepare for this year’s homecoming game, there are some new 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:

  • Registration will begin September 5th
  • Registration will end on October 9th
  • Instrument requests will not be taken past October 16th  
  • Refunds can be processed up until October 9th
NEW FOR 2016
  • LATE registration will begin on October 10th
  • LATE registration will end on October 16th
  • The price for late registration will now be the face value of a football ticket (Price $75)
    • October 16th is the hard cutoff for 2016 
    • No week of or day of registrations will be accepted - No exceptions!
    • No refunds will be given after the hard cutoff date

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 22nd.

Friday Night: This year, instead of the usual BBQ, we will be returning to Buffalo Wild Wings on State St. before Band-O-Rama (8pm Friday, October 21st in Hill Auditorium). The price will be $12 per person. Band-O-Rama tickets are also available to purchase with your BLAST registration. We will be meeting up at 5pm at Buffalo Wild Wings (205 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2037).

The Usual Details

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.  

  • Admission to Michigan Stadium will only be granted to those members who meet the deadlines, pay the participation fee and have been issued the required identification
  • Members must register in order to participate on the field by filling out the registration forms online and paying all fees by the deadline date.
  • Arrangements will be made for those members who feel they are unable to march to the stadium to be admitted with the band; however ALL members are required to attend all morning rehearsals.
  • The good news? It’s a 3:30 kickoff!!


  • Instrument Requests must be received by October 16th 
  • BLAST Online Registration will close on October 16th OR WHEN THE PARTICIPATION LIMIT IS REACHED
  • Band-O-Rama ticket orders must be submitted by October 16th. They will available for you at the will call window at Hill Auditorium on the day of the concert (October 21st).

Percussion Music

After registering, feel free to email Mike Burger burgerm@umich.edu to let him know you will be attending, which will expedite the delivery of new music and/or information.  

Loaner Instruments

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 or reeds, please bring your own. We do have a limited supply of tuba necks and bits. Any specific instrument questions may be addressed to Jim Kozich at jamesjko@umich.edu

66th Annual Incredibly Tentative Blast Itinerary

All of the Alumni Band items are in bold. Changes to this schedule may occur. 

Friday October 21
3:00–5:00 PM Early Registration Pickup—Revelli Hall: Your Blast Participation Badge, music, and updated BLAST information will be in your BLAST packet
4:00-7:30 PM Early Instrument Checkout—Revelli Hall

Saturday October 22

7:30 AM Revelli Hall opens
7:45 AM ALUMNI arrive to set-up for registration
8:00 AM ALUMNI registration and coffee hour
9:00 AM M Band Rehearsal (starting outside)
9:15 AM ALUMNI meeting/indoor rehearsal begins
10:30 AM ALUMNI join M Band on Elbel Field
11:35 AM Scholarship Presentation
11:45 AM ALUMNI sets pre-game block on east sideline
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM ALUMNI perform at Go Blue Brunch
1:50 PM M Band Percussion step show
1:50 PM M Band Visualization
2:10 PM ALUMNI meet on front steps of Revelli Hall
2:15 PM M Band meet in back of Revelli Hall
2:20 PM ALUMNI arrive at the stadium
2:30 PM M Band perform at Go Blue Brunch
2:30 PM ALUMNI concert on stadium steps
2:45 PM M Band leaves for stadium
2:50 PM ALUMNI at tunnel
3:00 PM M Band arrive at the stadium
3:10 PM ALUMNI pre-game
3:15 PM M Band pre-game
3:30 PM Kick-off
9:00 PM Revelli Hall cleared and building locked

Sunday October 23
9:00 AM Breakfast with Nu/Lambda KKY/TBS (pre-registered guests only)

Breakfast Info

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 23
Michigan Union
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kappa-kappa-psi-tau-beta-sigma-alumni-brunch-tickets-27221509267

Other Important Information

  • BLAST participants will receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL, which is your registration confirmation for BLAST 2016. Contact the UMBAA Vice President if you do not receive your confirmation!
  • Be aware of the deadline dates! If you have any questions about the BLAST please email UMBAA Vice President
    at umbaa-vicepresident@umich.edu

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. 

2016 BLAST Paper Registration Form