Homecoming Parade

Missouri State University Pride Marching Band leads the Homecoming Parade


Saturday, October 21

Reserve your band's place in the MSU Homecoming Parade! 

Parade Information for Bands

The parade band competition for bands and drum corps will be judged by three excellent and capable music educators. Caption judging for music, marching and maneuvering, and general effect will be used. Trophies will be awarded in each class for Outstanding Color Guard and Outstanding Drum Major. Overall awards presented include Outstanding Musical Sound, Best Precision (execution in marching and playing), and Best Showmanship (energy, spirit, and overall general effect).

Following the parade, the Missouri State Football Bears host Murray State University in Plaster Sports Complex for a 2:00 p.m. game. Participating bands are invited to stay for the football game where band members will have a chance to see the Pride Band's pregame, halftime, and post-game performances!

Parade awards will be presented during halftime of the football game.

Register for the 2023 Homecoming Parade

Registration deadline is October 6, 2023.

Please select competing class based on table below:
School Enrollment / Class
1-100 / Class 1
101-198 / Class 2
199-434 / Class 3
435-931 / Class 4
932 and above / Class 5
open / Drum & Bugle Corps Class
Spfd Mid School Class