Homecoming 2019

Update:  10/19/2019

FSU MCA HOMECOMING 2019 DETAILS

 

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES


Friday, October 25

4:00-6:00 PM – Packet Pickup at Chiefs Field

6:30-9:30 PM – FSU MCA Mixer (Info & Tickets)

 

Saturday, October 26

8:20-8:30 AM -  Annual MCA Meeting - Bleachers at Chiefs Field

8:30-9:00 AM - Music Rehearsal - Bleachers at Chiefs Field

9:00-9:30 AM - Field Rehearsal - Pre-game

9:30-10:00 AM - Field Rehearsal - Halftime

10:00-10:45 AM -  Combined Field Rehearsal with current Chiefs

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Tailgate Party

1:30 PM Skull Session

 

UNIFORM REQUIREMENT

To enter the stadium with the FSUMCA, sit with the FSUMCA in the block, and have access to the field to march in pregame/halftime, you MUST have the correct 2019 Uniform:

  • Musicians: Garnet FSUMCA Uniform Shirt; Khaki pants, shorts, or capris; 2019 name badge.
  • Color Guard: Color Guard Uniform Shirt; Black pants, shorts, or capris (NO YOGA PANTS or tight leggings); 2019 name badge.
  • Majorettes: Majorette Uniform Shirt; Black pants, shorts, or capris (NO YOGA PANTS or tight leggings); 2019 name badge.
  • Feature Twirlers: Performance - appropriate performance attire. To enter stadium/seating block - FSUMCA Uniform Shirt over performance attire or with Black pants, short, or capris; 2019 name badge.

Per the FSU Athletics Department, if you do not have the approved uniform, you may be denied access to the stadium unless you have a valid game ticket. You will not be able to sit with the MCA block or be allowed access to the field.

GUEST ENTRY

  • Guests must have a valid game ticket (either through your MCA order or purchased on their own.)
  • Guests WILL NOT enter the stadium with the FSUMCA block. They can enter anytime they wish with their valid game ticket but will be pulled out of the block if they try to march in with MCA. Please DO NOT try to bring your guests in with the block, as they will be pulled out by law enforcement.

 

DOAK CAMPBELL STADIUM CLEAR BAG POLICY

You must comply with FSU’s clear bag policy. This even applies to MCA, meaning NO CASES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE STADIUM: https://seminoles.com/fsu-clear-bag-policy/

MUSIC

Don’t forget to PRINT YOUR MUSIC! Find the music on the website: https://www.fsumca.com/hc_2019

 

 

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Message from the Executive Director

Hi everyone,

I hope this message finds you well and you’ve recovered from our football teams win against Louisville. We are not where should be, but we are moving forward…and that’s the important part. Now, onto the news...

First, a big thank you!

I want to thank Leslie Mille and Lucas Bhuvasorakul for the awesome job they’ve been doing with setting up Homecoming. I can tell you that their hard work should not go unrecognized and I owe them so much. You have no idea how much behind the scenes work goes into making Homecoming such a smooth and successful event, but I appreciate their time and effort.

Next, I would like to formally announce that the Drum Major for this year’s Homecoming will be acclaimed author Bill Faucet. Bill has written the book, The Marching Chiefs of Florida State University - The Band That Never Lost a Halftime Show. Bill is an arts administrator and fundraiser and a former classical music critic and columnist at the Palm Beach Post and American Record Guide. He is the director of development at the University of South Florida’s College of The Arts. He’s really excited and ready to go!

Regarding our music, we should have the Homecoming song and pregame and stands music by the end of this week. Once it’s formatted, we will post here (https://www.fsumca.com/2019_hc_music) and a message will be sent. The Homecoming tune will the Bob Thurston arrangement of Aquarius.

If you haven’t registered for Homecoming because you have a disability that may prevent you from being on the field...we have received confirmation that you will be able to be on the field! Please take the time to register and once you’ve completed, please email us at fsumca@gmail.com and let us know so we can provide a list to Dr. Dunnigan, Dr. Plack, and FSU. The link to register is below:

http://one.fsu.edu/chiefshomecoming2019

Lastly, we will be having a Friday night mixer for Alumni at The Gathering above Madison Social from 6:30 until 9:30...or until they kick us out! More details and pricing will be available by the end of the week and another post will come out.

I hope you attend this special weekend...and tell your friends.

MCATDT,

Michael Toker Staden
Executive Director - Florida State University Marching Chiefs Alumni

 

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2019 HOMECOMING REGISTRATION - NOW CLOSED

Registration is now CLOSED for the 2019 Marching Chiefs Alumni Homecoming Activities, set for Saturday, October 26th! The Marching Chiefs Alumni organization is celebrating our 50th ANNIVERSARY, and we would love to have the largest gathering of Marching Chiefs Alumni in our history to celebrate this historic event. Additional, event-specific details are coming soon to the website - we'll keep you posted!
 
Prices are as follows:
-Alumni (Early bird through Sept. 6th): $50
-Guest Tailgate/Football Combo: $55
-Youth Tailgate/Football Combo: $35
-Guest Football ticket: $25
-Guest Tailgate (Age 13+): $30
-Youth Tailgate (Age 12 & under): $10
 
EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS SEPTEMBER 6th @ 11:59 PM. After this date, the price goes up to $60 for
alumni participant registration.
Due to limited availability, SEPTEMBER 6th is also the cutoff for purchasing guest football tickets. Guest tailgate tickets will still be available through October 4th.
 
REGISTRATION CUTOFF IS OCTOBER 4th, 2019.

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2019 FSUMCA HOMECOMING UNIFORM

The MCA Uniform Store is has been EXTENDED!

Order Deadline is now Sunday 10/13/2019 @ MIDNIGHT

https://full-press-apparel-2.myshopify.com/collections/fsu-marching-chiefs-association-1

If you miss this deadline and you did not order your required MCA Polo, there are a few extra polo shirts available.  If you want to try to reserve one of the remaining shirt, please send an email to us at fsumca@gmail.com

You will only be able to pay for the shirt with cash in EXACT change.  The prices are determined by the size you need.  

FSU Mandated Uniform Policy.

  • To enter the stadium with the FSUMCA you must have the correct 2019 Uniform 
    • Musicians: Garnet FSUMCA Uniform Shirt; Khaki pants, shorts, or capris; 2019 name badge.

    • Color Guard: COLORGUARD Uniform Shirt (Store is now closed) and Black pants, short, or capris (NO YOGA PANTS or tight leggings); 2019 name badge.

    • Majorettes:  Order DEADLINE is 10/10/2019 Majorette Uniform Shirt (order link: https://fsumajorettealumni.bigcartel.com/); Black pants, shorts, or capris (NO YOGA PANTS or tight leggings); 2019 name badge.

    • Feature Twirlers:
      • Performance - appropriate performance attire.
      • To enter stadium/seating block - FSUMCA Uniform Shirt over performance attire or with Black pants, short, or capris; 2019 name badge.
    • Guest / Non-Performers / Not sitting in the FSUMCA Block: You must have a valid game ticket
  • IMPORTANT: To sit in the FSUMCA Seating Block and get onto the field to march
    1. You must have the correct FSUMCA uniform shirt and the 2019 FSUMCA Name Badge.
    2. You cannot sit in the Block without the correct shirt and name badge, even if you have a valid game ticket.
    3. Old FSUBAA shirts are NOT ALLOWED.
    4. If you have an FSUMCA shirt, you do not have to order a new one.

If you do not follow these rules:

  • You will be pulled out of the block.
  • You will have to purchase a ticket from the FSU Ticket Office and go through another entrance.
  • There will be no exceptions.
  • These rules were set by the University and we must comply with them.

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2019 HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, October 25th: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Packet pickup during Chiefs Rehearsal @ Chiefs Field

Saturday, October 26th – Rehearsal, Tailgate, Football Game (all times TBD)

Sunday, October 27th -  9:00 a.m. 3rd Annual Marching Chiefs 5K https://www.marchingchiefs5k.com/

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FSU released the 2019 Football schedule 01/16/2019.  - To view the 2019 FSU Football schedule, Please click the link below to visit our Schedule page.

https://seminoles.com/sports/football/schedule/

Homecoming is set for Saturday 10/26/2019.

Don't delay, make your plans now to attend the MCA's 50th Anniversary celebration!

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2019 HOMECOMING PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be at Chiefs Field on Friday, October 25th from 4:00 – 6:00 at the tents just outside Chiefs Field. Contact fsumca@gmail.com if you know you will unable to pick up your packet and/or cannot make arrangements for someone else to pick it up for you.

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