Homecoming 2022 Information and Registration

Marching Chiefs Alumni Homecoming
Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1, 2022
(Optional MC5K Sunday, October 2nd, presented by Kappa Kappa Psi)

Updated August 1, 2022

The Marching Chiefs Alumni organization is excited to welcome everyone back for Homecoming 2022! We would love to have the largest gathering of Marching Chiefs Alumni in our history in the stands and on the field for pregame and halftime.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration for Marching Chiefs Alumni includes seating in the stadium block, on-field participation, and a ticket to the tailgate party at Chiefs field. The Marching Chiefs Alumni member stadium block will be in Section 118, which is the same as previous years, located in the South Endzone.

Registration is being hosted through EventBrite. Please be sure to read all instructions and fill out the form completely. The EventBrite registration is for the Marching Chiefs Alumni member participation and guest tailgate tickets only. See below for information on how to purchase guest football tickets.

MCA Stadium Block and Tailgate prices are as follows:
$55 Early Bird – through August 21 at 11:59 PM
$65 Regular – August 22 - September 11 at 11:59 PM
$30 Guest Tailgate only (Ages 13+)
$10 Youth Tailgate only (Ages 12 and under)

In order to participate in on-field marching and sit in the FSUMCA block in the stadium, Marching Chiefs Alumni must purchase an Early Bird or Regular ticket.

YOUR EVENTBRITE TICKET DOES NOT REPLACE PACKET PICK UP. Please be sure to pick up your packet on Friday, September 30th between 4pm-6pm at Chiefs Field. You will not have entry to the game or tailgate without your packet.

“Tailgate only” tickets are only for guests of Marching Chiefs Alumni to enjoy the tailgate. This does NOT get the guest into the game. Please see the “Guest Football Tickets” section for more information.

Marching Chiefs Alumni Homecoming Registration

REGISTRATION CUTOFF IS SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2022.

GUEST FOOTBALL TICKETS ONLY
The cutoff for purchasing tickets through the FSU Ticket Office in the MCA Seating Block is September 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST (noon). 

Guest football tickets are $25 each, with a handling charge of $6 per order. Guest football tickets can be purchased via the Football Ticket Office using Promo Code ALUMNIBAND (all caps). Once directed to the page to order tickets, click on the Wake Forest logo to proceed. Seats will be assigned by the Football Ticket Office at a later date and will be sent to you via “print-at-home” at that time.

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

If you would like your guests to sit in seats close together, we recommend that you coordinate having one person purchase your guest football tickets. If you have already purchased your guest football tickets, please call the Ticket Office at 850-644-1830, and see if they are able to coordinate your seats. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Purchase Guest Football Tickets

GUEST FOOTBALL TICKET PURCHASE CUTOFF IS SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2022 AT 12PM (NOON) EST.

SUPPORT OUR FUTURE MCA MEMBERS

Based on feedback from the membership, this year we are asking for donations to the FSUMCA Operating Fund (F04051) to help offset the cost for senior Marching Chiefs to attend our tailgate party. This is a great way to have our future MCA members engage with us and get excited to join our ranks once they leave FSU. Donations are tax deductible and any donation amount is welcomed!

Please click here to donate.

OFFICIAL MCA POLO AND UNIFORM
The link to order the official MCA polo will be available soon. Once available, the deadline to order a polo will be Friday, September 16th at 11:59pm. Orders will be available at packet pick-up.

All participating Marching Chiefs Alumni are required to wear the official FSUMCA polo shirt (or designated auxiliary uniform) 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, 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: UPDATE FOR 2022! Garnet official FSUMCA Uniform Polo; BLACK pants, shorts, or capris; 2022 name badge.
    • Note: NO denim/jeans, athletic wear, bike shorts, athletic shorts, yoga pants, or leggings will be permitted.
    • Your pants/shorts should look like slacks or a slack style, similar to a business casual dress code. Golf shorts are a great example.
    • Reminder, this is a uniform and a performance so we should look professional.
  • Color Guard: Color Guard Uniform Shirt; Black pants, shorts, or capris; 2022 name badge.
  • Majorettes: Majorette Uniform Shirt; Black shorts; 2022 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; 2022 name badge.


After registration closes, auxiliary members will receive information regarding the routine, uniform, and additional related details. Any other auxiliary questions can be directed to Sena Finklea at
[email protected].

SCHEDULE
Friday, September 30
4 PM – 6 PM     Packet Pick-up at Chiefs Field; Instrument Sign-Out at Chiefs Field House

Saturday, October 1 (all times TBD pending game time)
TBD                   Late Packet Pick-up & Instrument Sign Out
TBD                   Morning Rehearsal
TBD                   Tailgate Party
TBD                   Skull Session (2 hours prior to kickoff)
TBD                   March to stadium
TBD                   Pre-game, kickoff, etc.

Sunday, October 2 (optional, separate registration here)
7:30 AM             Check-In
9:00 AM             Marching Chiefs 5k Race Start

Please direct any questions about the 5k to [email protected]

MUSIC
Sheet music for you to print at home will be available soon. We will not have music available at packet pick-up, so once available, please print your music ahead of time.

Returning this year: Michael Staden, Executive Director, will be creating a Youtube playlist for you to play along with while you practice.

INSTRUMENT CHECK-OUT
If you are unable to provide your own instrument for homecoming, we will try our best to provide an instrument for you at packet pick-up. During registration, please fill out the section on the form indicating that you need an instrument. When listing the instrument needed, please be specific as some sections have multiple instruments.

Instruments CANNOT be checked out by anyone other than the registered alumni, and the registered alumni MUST sign out the instrument, providing accurate contact information in an event that we need to contact them. Instruments MUST be signed back in after the game in the Chiefs Field House by the registered alumni that checked out the instrument. Do NOT leave any instruments outside the Field House.

CLEAR BAG POLICY
Under the 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 Clear Bag Policy for rules regarding the size of allowed clear bags, allowed items, prohibited items, and other rules pertaining to the policy.

PARKING
Unfortunately we cannot provide parking for Marching Chiefs Alumni Homecoming participants. 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!


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