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Alumni Band

About this Event

Did you march in The Pride of Mississippi? Then, we’d like to invite you back to Hattiesburg for “Pride 101” - Saluting our New and Returning Alumni Band Members!

This year marks the 101st year of the USM Bands Program and The Pride of Mississippi. Last year’s planned commemoration of the 100th birthday was interrupted by COVID-19. With safety protocols in place, we’d like to make up for that this year with “Pride 101,” our Alumni Band reunion and performance here in Hattiesburg!

With that, we are hoping to have more than 101 participants from across the years join us!

November 27th is the last football game of the regular season. It also happens to fall on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. So, eat your Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, have a second helping or two, enjoy your family time and then join your Alumni Band family for dessert on Saturday!


Tentative Schedule

Saturday, November 27, 2021 | USM v. FIU

Time To-Do
7:45 a.m Registration – Tent outside of Pride Field 
8:00 a.m. Rehearsal with band 
10:00 a.m. Campus tour 
11:00 a.m.  Lunch at the Thad Cochran Center 
12 noon  Watch Eagle Walk
1:00 p.m. Line up to march to stadium
1:15 p.m.  March with The Pride into the stadium Take seats in The Pride section to watch pregame and enjoy the first half.
2:00 p.m.  Game - Perform half time – Fight Song and Amazing Grace/Senior recognition
7:00 p.m.  Mixer (Optional - Details T.B.A.)

 

Three Steps to Participate

1. Register

Fill out the 2021 Pride of Mississippi Alumni Band Registration Form 
Deadline to register: October 31, 2021

2. Purchase Tickets

Purchase your ticket through Eventbrite

3. Download Music

Price: $60 (game ticket, lunch, Official Alumni Band Black Polo Shirt)
Price: $40 (if you already have an Official Alumni Band Black Polo Shirt)


Family Members

While family members and guests are welcome to observe the festivities, they will need to purchase their own tickets to the game and purchase lunch at The Fresh if they wish. While they cannot sit inside the band with you, The Pride is anticipated to be seated in East-side sections J and K and they might be able to purchase tickets near that area or at least on the same side (but the best views and sound will be on the home side for performance).

GAME TICKETS FOR GUESTS

 

Have a question before you register?  See the FAQ below or visit us one of the following ways:

The registration fee is $60. It includes your official Alumni Band embroidered, black, polo-style, Alumni Band shirt, your game day ticket for admission, lunch with The Pride at The Fresh in the Student Union, a tour of the campus, and other events to be announced. Registration is $40 if you already own an Alumni Band polo.

 

While family members and guests are welcome to observe the festivities, they will need to purchase their own tickets to the game and purchase lunch at The Fresh if they wish. While they cannot sit inside the band with you, The Pride is anticipated to be seated in East-side sections J and K and they might be able to purchase tickets near that area or at least on the same side (but the best views and sound will be on the home side for performance).

GAME TICKETS FOR GUESTS

 

No, you do not have to march. We want everyone to come and participate at their own individual comfort level. Registration is still required, but you don’t have to march.

 

You can still participate! We want everyone to come and participate at their own individual comfort level. Registration is still required, you can still march out without playing or performing.

 

All Black. Once you register online, your official Alumni Band embroidered, black, polo-style, Alumni Band shirt will be reserved for you to pick up at our Saturday morning rehearsal on Pride Field.

 

  • Official Alumni Band Black Polo Shirt
  • Black pants (wear your own all-black dress, business casual or athletic (track) pants. Avoid stripes or piping if possible. All-black is preferred.
  • Black Socks
  • Black Shoes (wear your own all-black dress, business casual or athletic shoes. Avoid stripes or piping if possible. All-black is preferred.

This year we will be embedded with the current members of The Pride and together will play both The USM Fight Song (Southern To The Top!) and Amazing Grace. 

 

Sheet music is all-digital these days. You can download/print copies of the music to be played. Download music here

 

Videos to learn or relearn the Flag routines to The Fight Song and Amazing Grace are forthcoming. Email: USMAlumniBand@gmail.com and ask us to send you a link to the videos once they are available. Put “Guard Routine” in the subject line of your email.

There are a couple of folks who have already asked to march Rifle. Email USMAlumniBand@gmail.com and we will connect you to each other so that you may coordinate your routine. Put “Rifle Routine” in the subject line of your email. Likewise, the Feature Twirler Alumni have traditionally coordinated their routines as well as what they will wear on filed. Twirlers can email us for further information.

If you don’t live near Hattiesburg, you may want to plan to come Friday and spend the night. Saturday morning’s onsite registration and rehearsal with The Pride is early in the morning on Saturday. There are a number of new hotels near campus. Visit this local website to see area hotels and restaurants: Visit Hattiesburg

Contact Us

School of Music

112 Mannoni Performing Arts Center

Campus Hattiesburg

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Email
Laurie.RinkoFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.5543