Sunday, September 23, 2012

Homecoming 2012!

It sure is easy to 'come home' when I still live here! As a proud 2008 alum I attended our annual homecoming parade with my parents this year. I wasn't able to go to the football game (tickets are hard to get for staff!), but I enjoyed the school spirit and festivities. Dressed in Griz wear we descended on Higgins Ave. to watch the biggest parade to date. My high school band went by, then the UM alumni band with a few old teachers that I adore, the Forester's float (which is always funny), the Shriners in their tiny cars, our Japanese sisters school's band complete with dancers and feathers, and our family favorite: The Red Wave. In middle school band, there aren't enough kids to march per school, so they combine ALL the middle schools into one huge marching band. You practice marching for weeks in Missoula neighborhoods and then all decked out in red T-shirts you cruise the parade route. It was fun as a kid, and still fun to watch now. :)

Daddy and I (in front of the pipe shop...LOL) watching the parade

Me in the Red Wave years ago :)

Me and my friends marching for our high school back in the day :)

Can't have a parade in MT without horses!


The Homecoming Hustle is a 5K race that starts before the floats. They get to run down the parade route in front of everyone. :)

One of the Japanese students. So pretty!
I had a great time this year! Always an event I look forward to. :)


  1. Such a fun time! I loved it and the huge cup of coffee sure helped. Sad that we lost our game but a full and fun day anyway. LYS

  2. I love a parade! It has been years since I have been to a Homecoming celebration. I am truly missing out! :)


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