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Tue, Aug 29


Huntington Bank Stadium - Pope County

Maroon & Old Day featuring O'Neill Sanford

Maroon & Old Day featuring O'Neill Sanford
Maroon & Old Day featuring O'Neill Sanford

Time & Location

Aug 29, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Huntington Bank Stadium - Pope County, 420 23rd Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

About the event

Gopher Band Alums and their families are invited back to campus for an evening of Spat Camp fun. Come and remember your days in the Band while watching rehearsal without having to break a sweat or have aching muscles!

Special treat this year is to see O'Neill Sanford! (Marching Band Director 1976 - 85)

The University of Minnesota Marching Band, in partnership with College of Liberal Arts Dream Initiative, is proud to welcome former Marching Band Director Dr. O'Neill Sanford back to the field for the first halftime show of the 2023 season!

Come early to visit with O'Neill and stay to watch him rehearse with the Band!

5:00 - 6:30  Reception with O'Neill in the Main Rehearsal Hall (MRH) in the Band's suite at Huntington Bank Stadium.

6:30-8:30p.m. - Rehearsal - stay as long as you like

After Rehearsal - Opportunity to connect with current students

O'Neill recently published his memoir entitled A Maestro and Trailblazer from Slaughter. While he won't have copies for sale at Maroon & Old Day, please bring your copy for him to sign if you like. Books are available on Amazon.

Event Location

Huntington Bank Stadium - Band entrance at Pope County

420 23rd Ave SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

PARKING NOTE: The MN State Fair will be using the lots around the stadium for park and ride. Parking is available for our event but please plan accordingly with perhaps a lot of traffic in the area for the evening.

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