Welcome MRD Alumni!
The 2016 Alumni Band Weekend ranges from November 18-20. Mark your calendars!
Each November, the MRD community gathers at JMU for the last regular-season football game of the season. The MRD alumni band will have a schedule of events during the weekend (see below for a tentative schedule), and opportunities to gather with both current and former band members and staff. The band will perform during the MRD Pregame show and will be featured during the Hafltime show, performing with the MRDs.
This is also a special weekend for the MRD program as we welcome all band parents to campus, and recognize our graduating seniors from the program.
This Year's Schedule:
Friday, November 18
12:00PM - 2:00PM // If you are in town, come on by Jess’ Quick Lunch for a Chili Dog!
5:00PM - 7:00PM // Alumni Band Check-in - Band Storage room in Bridgeforth Stadium
7:30PM // Join fellow Alumni for an informal night on the town
Saturday, November 19
7:15AM - 8:00AM // Alumni Band Check-in - Bridgeforth Stadium
8:00AM - 9:30AM // Rehearsal with MRDs at Bridgeforth Stadium
10:00AM - 12:00PM // PREGAME Alumni brunch - Mrs. Greens
12:00PM // Alumni Band warm up with MRDs in Eagle Courtyard
1:00PM // PRE GAME!
1:30PM // GAME TIME! JMU vs. Elon – Alumni Band will perform Get It On! at Halftime and Postgame
Sunday, November 20
9:00AM - 11:00AM // Breakfast in the morning at Wood Grill Buffet
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SEATS FOR ALUMNI BAND HAVE BEEN RESERVED BEHIND THE MRDs IN SECTION 218 NEAR THE ENDZONE, 2nd LEVEL. To purchase tickets in this block for the November 19 game vs. Elon, you can contact the JMU Athletic Ticketing Office at (540) 568-3853, or visit their website - CLICK HERE. THE ONLINE PROMOTIONAL CODE FOR ALUMNI BAND IS: MRDALUM
Bill Chase’s Get It On is a JMU and MRD tradition – you can download your part (PDF) below. When printing, you may have to shrink the size to fit into your flip folder if you choose to use one.
COLOR GUARD (flag) – please see the video links below for choreography.
WIND & PERCUSSION: CLICK BELOW to download your part for Get It On:
NOTE: MUSIC DOES NOT HAVE TO BE MEMORIZED. However, if you choose to use music, please bring the necessary flip folder/lyre to accommodate.