Rocket Marching Band Homecoming Reunion

Category: Community Interest

Event Date:

Saturday, October 5, 2019


8:00 am - 7:00 pm


University of Toledo

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Event Details:

You can purchase the day as a whole or select individual events for you and your guests. Bring as many guests as you would like to join you for the RMB reunion. Please note - guests are not permitted to march in the parade or sit with the RMB alumni in the stands as they perform.

Here is the itinerary for the weekend:

The Rocket Marching Band Homecoming Reunion is on Saturday, Oct. 5 and we invite you and your family back to campus to celebrate the RMB's 90th year of existence. The Rockets take on the Western Michigan Broncos at 3:30 p.m., and we want you to join us for a full day of activities.

Homecoming day includes marching in the annual Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel Homecoming Parade and on the field during halftime. You'll also enjoy brunch with fellow RMB alumni and perform at tailgates on campus and the Alumni Association's Pregame Party at the William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion. During the game, you'll play in the stands and inspire some Rocket spirit.

On Friday, Oct. 4, we will practice the halftime show in the Glass Bowl, then head to The Stubborn Brother after practice to spend the evening with fellow RMB alums sharing stories about your time in the band.

Director Emeritus of the University of Toledo Bands Jamie Hafner is scheduled to attend the Homecoming reunion.

6:30 - 8 p.m.
Halftime practice in the Glass Bowl

8 p.m.
Social gathering at The Stubborn Brother
All food and drinks are individually billed
(registration requested to reserve enough space for the group)

8 a.m.
Halftime practice in the Glass Bowl

10:30 a.m.
Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel Homecoming Parade

Brunch in the Center for Performing Arts
$20 per person

1:30 p.m.
Play at tailgates in Lot 10, Rocket Hall and the William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion

3:30 p.m.
Homecoming football game vs. Western Michigan
$24 per ticket
(A ticket is necessary for RMB alumni if they are not playing with the band during the game - RMB alumni are able to sit in the stands with the band ONLY if they are playing. No exceptions.)

Dress for the day is the official Marching Band Reunion shirt of your choice: a gold short sleeve T-shirt or gold crewneck sweatshirt, which you will receive at check-in.

If you plan to participate in halftime during the game, it is mandatory to attend at least the Saturday morning halftime practice session.

We can't wait to see you back on campus!

If you are unable to make it back to UToledo for the reunion and you would like to order a shirt, we'd be happy to ship it to you!

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