Homecoming 2021 Information and Registration

Marching Chiefs Alumni Homecoming
Friday, October 22 & Saturday, October 23, 2021
Updated October 16, 2021

The Marching Chiefs Alumni organization is excited to welcome everyone back for Homecoming 2021!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration is now closed for Marching Chiefs Alumni Homecoming 2021 activities. (Registration cutoff was September 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.)

Refunds may be granted up through Friday, October 15.

GUEST FOOTBALL TICKETS
The cutoff for purchasing tickets through the FSU Ticket Office in the MCA Seating Block was September 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. If you wish to purchase regular football tickets for this game, contact the FSU Ticket Office at 1-888-378-6653.

GUEST ENTRY
Guests will be provided a wristband for the MCA Tailgate Party. This will be included in your packet at Packet Pickup. 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 MCA block by law enforcement if they try to march in with the MCA. If you purchased guest football tickets, these will be sent to you directly by the FSU Athletics Ticket Office.

STADIUM SEATING INFORMATION
The Marching Chiefs Alumni member stadium block will be in Section 118, which is the same as previous years, located in the South Endzone.

Guest football tickets will be located as close as possible to the Marching Chiefs Alumni block (Section 118).

Doak Campbell Stadium Seating Chart as of 2020. As of the 2021 season, the Marching Chiefs now sit in Section 1.

OFFICIAL MCA POLO AND UNIFORM
All participating Marching Chiefs Alumni are required to wear the designated MCA uniform or designated auxiliary uniform (see below) for entry into the stadium as part of the Marching Chiefs Alumni block. Per the FSU Athletics Department, if you do not have the approved uniform, which includes the official MCA uniform polo, 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 nor be allowed access to the field. No exceptions.

  • Musicians: Garnet official MCA Uniform Polo; Khaki pants, shorts, or capris (no jeans!); 2021 name badge.
  • Color Guard: Color Guard Uniform Shirt; Black pants, shorts, or capris; 2021 name badge.
  • Majorettes:  Majorette Uniform Shirt; Black shorts; 2021 name badge.
  • Feature Twirlers: Performance - appropriate performance attire. To enter stadium/seating block - MCA Uniform Polo over performance attire or with Black pants, short, or capris; 2021 name badge.


Auxiliary members can reach out to Sena Finklea with any auxiliary routine, uniform, and related questions: [email protected].

The deadline to order the MCA polo and Color Guard shirt has passed. Orders placed before the deadline will be available at packet pick-up.

SCHEDULE
Friday, October 22
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Packet Pick-up at Chiefs Field
5:00 p.m. - MCA Scholarship Awards at Chiefs Field

If you are not able to make Packet Pickup, we highly encourage you to have someone pick up your packet for you. Instruments must be picked up by the registered Marching Chiefs Alumni member.

Saturday, October 23
7:00 a.m. - Alumni Music & Drill Rehearsal (Chiefs Field)
8:30 a.m. - Combined Rehearsal with Chiefs (Chiefs Field)
9:30 a.m. - Legacy Walk
9:45 a.m. - Skull Session (Dick Howser Baseball Stadium)
11:00 a.m. - March Over
NOON - Kickoff @ Doak!
Post-Game - MCA Tailgate Party! (Chiefs Field)

We're pleased to announce that the alumni band Drum Major for this year is Amie Benedetto, the 1995 Head Drum Major!

MUSIC
Sheet music for you to print at home is available on the MCA Dropbox site. You will need to resize any "full size" music in order to fit in a flip folder. The combined Marching Chiefs and alumni band selection, Smooth, is now available in the Dropbox site.

We will not have music available at packet pick-up. Please print your music ahead of time.

New this year: Michael Staden, Executive Director, has created a Youtube playlist for you to play along with while you practice...because obviously you're going to practice the music for Homecoming now that it's available, right? Right!

CLEAR BAG POLICY
Under the FSU Clear Bag Policy, each person is allowed one clear bag (plus clutch or small purse) to bring into FSU home athletic events. This policy applies to everyone entering the stadium, including those marching. You will not be allowed into the stadium with a non-clear bag. Please consult the policy (linked above) for rules regarding the size of allowed clear bags, allowed items, prohibited items, and other rules pertaining to the policy.

PARKING
Please review the following FSU Gameday Parking Information. Many parking lots and garages on FSU's campus are reserved for Seminole Boosters parking on Gamedays. Given the uncertainty of parking availability on Gameday, we suggest giving yourself additional time to find parking and walk to Chiefs field for rehearsal.

We highly advise that you DO NOT ignore any "No Parking" signs, park in any lots designated as Seminole Booster lots, or park on any grass near Chiefs Field. You will be towed.

There are many organizations and businesses around campus that sell parking on game day. Prices vary and are located on both sides of campus. Please consider carpooling, using a taxi, or using a ride share service (such as Uber or Lyft) to get to campus for morning rehearsal. 

For any additional questions, please email the FSUMCA at [email protected].

Go Noles! MCATDT!