Parades

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 2018-2019 school year is listed below.

Dates/times subject to change.

 

Fall Semester 2018

August 31, 2018, 2:30 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 at 1:30 p.m.

October 13, 2018, 2:00 pm – Parents Weekend Parade

Parents Weekend is a weekend event for parents and families of cadets 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 7, 2018, 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.

 

Spring Semester 2019

January 25, 2019, 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 22, 2019, 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 13, 2019, 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.