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HOMECOMING '95

CHARLESTON, SC (Nov. 6)--The Citadel will celebrate its Homecoming Weekend beginning Thursday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 12. Weekend highlights include a performance by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, a Saturday morning dress parade, a Citadel Chorale concert, and a football game against VMI.

     Homecoming Weekend begins Thursday evening at 6:30 with a "Meet the Bulldogs' basketball exhibition in McAlister Field House. There is no charge and anyone interested in previewing this year's Citadel basketball team is welcome.

     Friday's activities begin with a breakfast with Coach Charlie Taaffe for Citadel football supporters at 8 a.m. at Johnson Hagood Stadium. A Captain's Choice Alumni Golf Match will take place at 9 a.m. at Patriots Point Golf Course. The cost to participate is $55 per person. The annual luncheon for members of the Association of Citadel Men will be held at noon in the Riverview Room of the Cadet Dining Facility.

     The Corps of Cadets will conduct a dress parade at 3:45 Friday afternoon on Summerall Field. Following the parade, visitors can enjoy the Chapel Concert Series featuring The Citadel Chorale. The concert begins at 5 p.m. in Summerall Chapel and admission is free. The Alumni Jamboree will be held at The Citadel Beach House Friday night at 8 p.m. until midnight. The Jamboree is hosted by The Citadel Club of Charleston and the Association of Citadel Men. Admission is $15 per person and shuttle transportation will be available from Johnson Hagood Stadium.

     An Alumni Tennis Tournament will be held Saturday morning at 8:00 at Bunch Courts on The Citadel campus. The four Citadel barracks will be opened to the public from 8:45 to 10:30 Saturday morning and The Citadel Pipe Band will perform in each of the barracks throughout the visitation period. The Summerall Guards, an elite rifle drill platoon, will perform on Summerall Field at 10 a.m. In honor of the Class of '35, the performance will include a re- creation of the drill series performed in 1935.

     A dress parade honoring the alumni will be held on Summerall Field at 11:30 Saturday morning. Visitors are encouraged to stay on campus for the luncheon in the Cadet Dining Facility. Tickets for the luncheon are $5 and available in Mark Clark Hall Auditorium Saturday morning.

     The Bulldog football team will host the VMI Keydets at 3:30 p.m. at Johnson Hagood Stadium. This long-awaited showdown, known as "The Military Classic of the South," will determine the winner of the prized Silver Shako trophy. During half time, fans can enjoy a performance by the Regimental Band and Pipe Band, the crowning of this year's Miss Citadel, and the recognition of the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. Football tickets will be available in Mark Clark Hall Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

     Sunday's activities begin with a 9 a.m. Protestant Worship Service in Summerall Chapel. The service will be followed by a reception at 10 a.m. in the Mark Clark Hall Reception Room. Catholic Mass with be held in the chapel at 6:30 Sunday evening.

     For the grand finale of Homecoming '95, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will perform "A Salute to the American Citizen-Soldier" in McAlister Field House at 4 p.m. The performance will include patriotic music and readings and will last about an hour and a half. Tickets will be available at the Field House's ticket office or any SCAT location for $25 reserved seating and $5 general admission seating.

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