“A” Day with the Million Dollar Band

The University of Alabama Bands is proud to announce the annual “A” Day with the Million Dollar Band on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Any high school student (grades 9th-12th), current MDB member and MDB Alumni are invited to participate each spring at the annual “A” Day presented by the Alabama Football Team. MDB Alumni are NOT required to be a member of the “Friends of the Million Dollar Band” to participate in the “A” Day activities…any MDB Alumni that wishes can participate. Participants perform cheers and music with the current MDB members at the “Walk of Champions” ceremony as well as in the stands during the game. This a great way to get an inside look at the MDB gameday experience and perform at one of the most exciting events at the Capstone. There is NO COST to participate! Participants will receive a box lunch and an “A” Day t-shirt to be worn during the game.

Current 9th-12th grade students MUST be registered by their parents/legal guardians and the parent/legal guardian email address MUST be used. PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS MUST ACCOMPANY THEIR CHILD AT ALL TIMES AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHILD WHILE ON CAMPUS. Parents/legal guardians must sit by the band section at the stadium. All communication about “A” Day to ALL who register will be via the email address used in your registration form!. ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENT MDB MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THEIR OWN INSTRUMENTS! NO UNIVERSITY BANDS EQUIPMENT or INSTRUMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Parking on campus could be tricky depending on the weather along with the number of spectators attending the game. Since the game is FREE to the public, there will be several thousand spectators here. You will want to plan for this when making travel arrangements to campus. Here is a link to UA Gameday with information regarding parking: UA Gameday Information for A-Day. The link contains information as well as parking maps and traffic flow after the game. Should you have questions about parking, PLEASE CALL THE UA GAMEDAY MESSAGE CENTER – (205) 262-2811.

Dress for ALL participants performing with the Million Dollar Band will be the A-Day t-shirt provided to you at check-in and khaki shorts or pants. If you do not have khaki shorts or pants, you may wear jeans or shorts of your choice but remember, the game will be televised so we all want to look as uniform as possible while in the stands. Your bottoms are not as important as you will be sitting during the game, but we definitely want everyone in the band section to wear the A-Day t-shirt. The t-shirt is free to all participants performing with the MDB. We only ordered enough for those participants performing with the MDB therefore we WILL NOT have any leftovers to sell or give away to parents/chaperones.

PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS MUST ACCOMPANY THE CHILD AT ALL TIMES AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHILD WHILE ON CAMPUS. Parents/legal guardians must sit by the band section at the stadium. Admission is free to public for both the ‘Walk of Champions’ at Denny Chimes and the game. We only ordered enough box lunches for the participants performing (high school students, current MDB members, and MDB Alumni) so please do not take a box lunch if you are a parent/chaperone. Parent/chaperone seating in the stadium will be on either side of the MDB section. Section N1 will be reserved for the students, current MDB members, and MDB Alumni participating in the band. Parents/chaperones may certainly MUST sit in the sections surrounding the band, but MAY NOT sit in the band section. We will have over 500 participants and will need all of our band seating for those performing.

Music for the participants is available on the MDB A-Day webpagePLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT YOUR OWN COPY OF THE MUSIC AS WE WILL NOT PROVIDE MUSIC AT CHECK-INDownloading and printing music is the responsibility of the participants so make sure you take care of this before you arrive on campus next Saturday morning. You may adjust your print size to fit a flip-folder if you wish. We will not provide flip-folders or music lyres for you so if you wish to use one, you must bring it with you next Saturday. We will rehearse all of the music found on the MDB A-Day webpage before the game (see schedule below).

Instruments/percussion equipment WILL NOT be provided for the participants. All performing participants MUST provide their own equipment (percussion included). Colorguard and majorettes ARE NOT REQUIRED to bring any equipment, however, if you wish, you may bring a baton (majorettes) and/or silver poms (colorguard) to use in the stands. Again, this is not a requirement but rather an option for anyone who owns a baton and/or silver cheer poms. NO FLAGS ARE NEEDED AS WE DO NOT USE FLAGS IN THE STANDS.

 

2019 University of Alabama Million Dollar Band “A” Day Online Registration IS NOW CLOSED

 

FRIENDS OF THE MILLION DOLLAR BAND INFORMATION

There will be a “Friends of the Million Dollar Band” membership table at Check-in for anyone wishing to learn more about the organization and wishing to join! More information about membership can be found HERE!

Schedule – “A” Day 2019
8:30 AM   Check-in: Marching Band Rehearsal Room (New Addition – Moody)
9:15 AM  Rehearsal – Bulter Field
10:00 AM  Friends of the Million Dollar Band Committee Meeting
10:15 AM  Lunch (provided) – Butler Field
10:30 AM  Friends of the Million Dollar Band Board Meeting
11:15 PM  Walk of Champions – Denny Chimes
1:00 PM    Kick-off – Bryant-Denny Stadium

Yea Alabama
Piccolo
Clarinet I
Clarinet II
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone 
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trumpet III
Mellophone
Trombone I
Trombone II & III
Baritone TC
Baritone BC
Tuba
Cymbal
Snare Drum
Tenor Drum
Bass Drum

Bammy Bound
Piccolo
Clarinet I
Clarinet II
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trumpet III
Mellophone
Trombone I
Trombone II & III
Baritone TC
Baritone BC
Tuba
Cymbal
Snare Drum
Tenor Drum
Bass Drum

Offense Cheers
Piccolo
Clarinet I
Clarinet II
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trumpet III
Mellophone
Trombone I
Trombone II & III
Baritone TC
Baritone BC
Tuba
Cymbal
Snare Drum
Tenor Drum
Bass Drum

Star-Spangled Banner
Piccolo
Clarinet I & II
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trumpet III
Mellophone
Trombone I
Trombone II
Baritone TC
Baritone BC
Tuba
Cymbal
Snare Drum
Tenor Drum
Bass Drum