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BRHS Alumni Association Homecoming - September 25, 2021

Homecoming 2021 FAQ

  • Q: Can I bring my own food?
    A: Yes, you may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages onto the campus. You may not sell food because we have contracted with an Alumnus-owned company, Real Taste Catering, to be the exclusive food and beverage vendor for the Homecoming Celebration. Electrical power will not be available to attendees.
  • Q: How much does it cost to attend the Homecoming Celebration?
    A: There is no cost for admission, but there are costs associated with reserving a VIP Tent Space on the parking lot; purchasing an exclusive event Tee Shirt; purchasing food from our alumnus-owned vendor, Real Taste Catering; entering a float/vehicle into the parade; and purchasing a VIP Experience Swag Bag.
  • Q: Where can I park?
    A: Vehicles will only be permitted in the northern half of the back parking lot. The southern half, including the 61st Street driveway and the practice field/Softball field are reserved for foot traffic only. Parking in the northern half of the parking lot will be first-come-first-served, and our volunteers at the Compton Street Gate will close the gate when the lot is full. There is public parking available along Compton Street and in the neighborhood. Broad Ripple Station, the large lot west of the school (across Compton Street) has agreed to allow attendees to park there until 5pm. Please be a good neighbor if you are dining in the Village after 5pm by relocating your vehicle to your restaurant of choice instead of leaving it at Broad Ripple Station.
  • Q: How do I register to participate in the parade and how much does it cost?
    A: Use this link to register for the parade (Parade registration deadline is Wednesday, September 1st, 2021). We welcome everyone who wishes to participate! There is no cost to parade participation for Walkers or for Musicians/Drumline/Dancers/Cheerleaders, but we ask that you still register so we know how many people to expect, please. The cost for Vehicles and Floats is $20 per motorized vehicle.
  • Q: If I am the organizer for a group who wishes to participate in the parade collectively, how do I register all of us?
    A: Complete a Parade Registration and choose “Float”. A member of our Parade Organizing Committee will contact you and help complete registration for everyone who is participating with you. If your class elects to become a Sponsor of our event at the $200 level or above, we will waive all vehicular parade registration fees!
  • Q: If I participate in the parade, am I guaranteed a parking spot after we return to the school?
    A: No, so please plan accordingly!
  • Q: How early can I show up?
    A: The event opens to the public at 11am. Only volunteers and organizers are permitted to enter the Compton Street Gate before that time.
  • Q: What time does the event end?
    A: Tailgating ends at 5pm, and we must vacate the lot by 6pm, per IPS. Let's show IPS that we love our alma mater by helping us clean up after ourselves when we leave! If you parked at Broad Ripple Station, please be a good neighbor if you are dining in the Village after 5pm by relocating your vehicle to your restaurant of choice instead of leaving it at Broad Ripple Station.
  • Q: Can I sell things at this event?
    A: We are accepting registration for non-food vendors. Email us to register as a vendor (Vendor deadline is Sunday, August 15th, 2021, and the cost is $50). For members of the Broad Ripple Village Association there is no vendor fee, but availability is limited. Vendors will be located in reserved spaces on the Practice Field/Softball Field south of the parking lot, which is north of 61st Street. There is no electrical power or water provided at this location. Vendor unloading times and vehicular access will be communicated upon completion of registration.
  • Q: What are the VIP Tent Spaces?
    A: There will be reserved spaces (one-and-a-half parking spots) available for purchase before the date of the event. The link to purchase a VIP Tent Space will be available soon. These spaces will be located on the parking lot within the No-Vehicles Zone (southern end). You may use the space for a tent, or chairs, or a grill (no selling food, please). You may not bring your motorized vehicle into the reserved space. Make sure you have a spot near the action by reserving one or more today!
    Note: VIP Experience membership does not include VIP Tent Space; that registration process is separate.
  • Q: What are the VIP Experience Swag Bags?
    A: The VIP Experience Swag Bags denote alumni who are going above and beyond to support The Legacy Fund and the Alumni Association's efforts to preserve and promote the impact that Broad Ripple High School has had on our lives and on our community. The link to purchase your VIP Experience Swag Bag will be available soon. The Swag Bag includes: An Alumni Association-branded drawstring totebag, an Alumni Association-branded water bottle, an exclusive VIP Experience Tee Shirt (not available for separate purchase!), an Alumni Association-branded Lanyard on which to wear your Homecoming Celebration name tag.
    Note: VIP Experience membership does not include VIP Tent Space; that registration process is separate.
  • Q: What does the Alumni Association do with the money generated by this event?
    A: There is a large cost associated with operating this event. Costs include site reservation, Custodial staff, IPS Police costs, Insurance coverage, Event signage, DJ contracting, and more. What money is left over will go to The Legacy Fund.
  • Q: I want to volunteer at this event or help plan it! What do I do?
    A: Great! Please email us at to get started. We always need more volunteers and organizers. Working this event is a great first step toward joining the Board of Directors for the BRHS Alumni Association, if you are interested! Get a group from your class and volunteer on the same duty together!