Saturday, Oct. 28 vs. Virginia Cavaliers

Homecoming 2023

A celebration of 90 years of the Band of the Hour and the 40th anniversary of the first national championship!

You must be a member of the Band of the Hour Association to sit and march with the band at Homecoming.  

We will be wearing the green golf shirts which are available for $25 purchase.  If you ordered one during registration, please purchase below prior to homecoming to streamline registration.


Meet & Greet  6-8pm  at the Mayfair Hotel Rooftop, Sipsip Calypso Rum Bar (3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133)

Mingle with fellow alumni and friends. Appetizers and drinks available for purchase.

Mayfair Parking Info:
Overnight Valet: $35
Daily Rate: $15

Parking is also available at street meters and there is a parking garage across the street.


  • Luncheon  12-2pm (Knight Center for Music Innovation)
  • Registration and Instrument Pickup  2:30-3:30pm
  • Alumni Rehearsal 3:30pm
  • Practice with Full Band  4:00pm
  • Hall of Fame Ceremony  5:00pm
  • Boat Burning & Fireworks  8:30pm

Campus Parking
Register your license plate using the button below.  Type in Code 9035.

This will allow you to park in all zones EXCEPT Purple starting at 7:00am on Friday, October 27.  Park in Purple zone only after 2:00pm Friday.


Game Day - UM vs. Virginia 

Arrive for Bus Transportation  11:00am
Busses Depart Campus  11:30am sharp!

Tailgate Pep Band  2:30pm
Meet at the Fan Zone on the south side of the stadium. Alumni welcome to play.

Kickoff  3:30pm

Bus Info:

Meet at Band Hall.  You must have already signed up when you registered to ride the busses to the game. We are at capacity and do not have any more room on the busses.

Game Info:

Tickets: You must have a ticket (any section) for the game to get into the stadium. You will receive a wristband at registration on Thursday or Friday to get into the band section. 

Parking: Parking passes can be purchased in advance from UM or a third party.

Stadium Bag Policy: One bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and does not exceed 12” by 6” and 12” or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
In addition to one of the clear bags noted above, fans may also carry in a small clutch bag or purse approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap.

Arrangements will be made for band staff to bring in large instruments.  If you have trouble getting through security with a smaller instrument, we will provide a phone number to call someone in the Band of the Hour Association who will assist.


Color Guard Routines

Blow Hurricanes
Miami U

Hotel Information

We've secured a significantly discounted rate for the Band of the Hour at the Mayfair House Hotel & Garden in Coconut Grove. There are a limited number of rooms available at the discount rate.

To book a reservation either email or call the hotel and ask for the UM Alumni Band rate.
Email: and cc:

Call:  305-441-0000

Hotel Address:
3000 Florida Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Email Rick Veingrad ( if you have any issues with hotel reservation.

A resort fee will show up on the reservation, however, it will NOT be charged upon checkout.