MMI parades and reviews are conducted on the Walter C. Givhan Parade Field during days celebrating significant events and/or honoring special guests. Parades are open to the public and free to attend. The parade schedule for the 2019-2020 school year is listed below.
Dates/times subject to change.
August 30, 2019, between 2:30 – 3:00 pm – Cresting Pass in Review
After a two-week Intensive Training Cycle at the beginning of each semester, new “recruits” are welcomed into the Corps of Cadets with a Cresting Ceremony in which freshmen receive the MMI crest to wear on their epilets. In lieu of a parade, a more formal Pass in Review will immediately follow the Cresting Ceremony occurring at 1:00 p.m.
October 19, 2018, 2:00 pm – Family Weekend Parade
Family Weekend is a weekend event for parents and families of cadets to have the opportunity to experience MMI life for a weekend. This parade punctuates the weekend’s activities and includes the Mother’s Review, in which the mothers of company commanders have the opportunity to pin a floret to their respective cadet’s company guidon.
November 8, 2019, 1:30 pm – Local Veterans Day Parade (in downtown Marion)
In honor of our local veterans, MMI partners with other groups and schools in Marion and Perry County to conduct a parade on Washington Street. The viewing area for this parade is on the Courthouse Square in downtown Marion.
January 31, 2020, 2:00 pm– Cresting Parade
After a two-week Intensive Training Cycle at the beginning of each semester, new “recruits” are welcomed into the Corps of Cadets with a Cresting Ceremony in which freshmen receive the MMI crest to wear on their epilets. This parade will immediately follow the Cresting Ceremony.
February 21, 2020, 3:00 pm– Donor Recognition Ceremony Parade
This parade follows an annual ceremony to recognize MMI’s donors for their generosity and dedication to the vision of the institution.
April 18, 2020, 3:00 pm– Alumni Weekend Parade
MMI alumni are welcomed back on campus during this weekend-long event, and a parade is conducted as one of the closing festivities.