Black & Gold Homecoming

Article Published: Oct. 13, 2011 | Modified: Oct. 22, 2011
Black & Gold Homecoming

YOSEF wants you. The Mountaineers want to rock the world, but they’re going to need some help. Appalachian State University alumni are invited to Homecoming 2011, held Oct. 21 and 22 with a theme of “Rock the World.”

Photo by Rob Moore '93 Alum

The Mountaineers want to rock the world, but they’re going to need some help.

Appalachian State University alumni are invited to Homecoming 2011, held Oct. 21 and 22. With a theme of “Rock the World,” this year’s homecoming promises a diverse combination of fellowship, sports, music, dance and more, all on the ASU campus.

Though the official dates are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, the fun starts Thursday, Oct. 20. Consider it a taste of more to come.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Campaign for Appalachian Arts Reception
6 p.m.
Whitewater Room in Plemmons Student Union
ASU graphic design students will display work that interprets the impact of the Campaign for Appalachian.

Kansas with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra
8 p.m.
Farthing Auditorium
Multi-platinum classic rockers Kansas will be performing with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra as part of their 2011 Collegiate Symphony Tour. The concert is sold out.

Friday, Oct. 21

Fifth annual Running of the Knob
5:30 p.m.
The third race in the High Country Triple Crown starts at the Watauga County Library and travels two miles to the top of Howard’s Knob. Registration fee is $20 and must be done by Oct. 19. For more information, visit

‘Spirit Under the Stars’ Lip Sync Finals, Pep Rally, Bonfire and Fireworks
6 p.m.

Duck Pond Field
Lip sync finals begin at 6 p.m. and are followed by pep rally and bonfire, then fireworks at 8 p.m. The pep rally will feature remarks from ASU chancellor Ken Peacock, ASU head football Coach Jerry Moore, Voice of the Mountaineers David Jackson, ASU athletic director Charlie Cobb and seniors from the ASU football team. The ASU cheerleaders and Marching Mountaineers will also be present. ASU Food Services will be selling barbecue during the event. In case of inclement weather, the pep rally and lip sync finals will take place at the Holmes Convocation Center.
‘Under the Boardwalk Boogie’ Homecoming Dance
8 p.m.

Dance to hours of beach and rock ’n’ roll music from the Craig Woolward Band and enjoy heavy hors d’oeurves. The dance is a BYOB (six-pack limit) event and limited to ages 18 and up. Student tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Alumni tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For more information, visit

Hypnotist Jim Wand
9 p.m.
Farthing Auditorium
Award-winning hypnotist Jim Wand will return to Boone for a free show.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Appalachian Alumni and Friends Breakfast
9 a.m.
McKinney Alumni Center
ASU alumni and friends are welcome to enjoy complimentary biscuits from Dan’l Boone Inn and coffee from Stick Boy Bread Co. ASU chancellor Ken Peacock will greet attendees and introduce the Campaign for Appalachian. A special campaign poster exhibit will also be on display. For more information, visit

Mobile Blood Drive
9 a.m.
Outside Varsity Gym
American Red Cross will take blood donations until 1 p.m.

Homecoming Parade
10:30 a.m.
Downtown Boone
The parade will follow a route west on Rivers Street, north on Water Street and then east on King Street through downtown Boone.

Don’t Stop Believin’ Tailgate Party
11:30 a.m.
Duck Pond Field
Pre-game with the Appalachian Family and enjoy 1980s rock from The Breakfast Club and free door prizes from the ASU Alumni Association. Food from local vendors will be available.

Football: ASU Mountaineers vs. Samford Bulldogs
3:30 p.m.
Kidd Brewer Stadium
Adult tickets are $32 and youth tickets (ages 3 - 12) are $22. Tickets are available at or (828) 262-2079.

Step Show and Football Game After-Party
7:30 p.m.
Visit for more information.

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