M Fanfare Digital Edition, Volume 69, Issue 1
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Homecoming - October 22, 2016

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 TBD)
    • 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 (7:30pm 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.

For more information and registration, please visit
Looking for something to wear to Homecoming?  Check out the UMBAA shirts, sweatshirts, and more at Cafe Press!
Fall and Winter UMBAA Concert Band Registration is Open!
Meet McKenna Thayer, Drum Major #53
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Alumni Pep Band

The 2015-16 Alumni Pep Band season wrapped up with our last few performances at the NCAA softball playoffs at the end of May, with Michigan being one of the host teams at our own Alumni Field.  We fielded a large, enthusiastic pep band for several softball games this season, to great success.  Earlier in the pep band season we played at ice hockey and men's and women's basketball games during Thanksgiving and Winter breaks.  We also had the privilege to be the first pep band to play at a water polo game, when we played for the women's team in April.  As always, the performers had a wonderful time at all these events, supporting our student-athletes while upholding the high standards expected from the Michigan Band program. 

We look forward to starting another Alumni Pep Band season this coming fall, and are excited to announce that Grace Wolfe will be joining Dr. Nissen as co-conductor.  To read more about last season, visit If you would like to join us in the fall, please contact Pete Dalton at
Read President Kristy Penney's thoughts on Homecoming
Additional M Fanfare Content:
President       Kristy Penney
Vice President   Jim Roach
Treasurer       Jeff Henderson
Secretary       Tracy Rudd
Jeff Henderson, ’81  TREASURER
Salo Korn, ‘65
Evelyn Pietrandrea Laskowski, ‘03
Bailey Oland, ‘98
Jim Roach, ’63  VICE PRESIDENT

Rich Alder, ‘69
Roseanne Dolega, ‘81
Jim Kozich, ‘05
Mandy Siegel, ‘00

(Open position)
David Aguilar, ‘05
Phil Arreola, ‘97
Tracy Rudd, ’03  SECRETARY
Devonie Townsend, ‘96
Jason Townsend, ‘96
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