Hey, my name is Jen Hoeneise, and unless any of you have siblings in their mid-20s then you won't know who I am. I graduated in 1999, I played euphonium and marched baritone, my special duty was making coffee for Mr. Popiel, lol. Shoot, do any of you even know who Mr. Popiel is??? He was the band director there the year I graduated, he started my junior year. When I started at Mott Mr. Baker was still the director, which was a shame because the man had long ago lost his passion for the job. In fact when I started I think there were only about 50 people in the entire band program, just concert and symphonic band; no jazz band or music theory classes or anything else. I understand from the letter I received about the homecoming band that there are 220 members now! I saw you in the Thanksgiving Day parade last year, you don't know how badly I wanted to march in that parade back in the day. Anyhow, I just wanted to know if anyone could give me more information on the alumini band for homecoming. Is there a BBQ beforehand or anything like that? Might I be able to get a tour of the band room? So much has changed at that school since I graduated, I'd really like to see it. Please somebody let me know.