UM Announces 2017 Homecoming Parade Winners

October 16, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Alumni Association has announced the winners of the 2017 Homecoming parade. More than 110 organizations participated in the parade this year, and thousands of spectators lined the sidewalks of Higgins and University avenues for the Saturday morning Homecoming tradition.

Parade judges used a 10-point scale while considering entries’ overall appearance and impression, originality and expression of this year’s parade theme, “Reflections: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.” This year’s winners are:

Grand Sweepstakes Award: Missoula Urban Indian Health Center

Mayor’s Award: Leashes of Valor

Governor’s Award: UM School of Theatre & Dance

Alumni Award: UM Residence Life Office

Best Theme: KPAX

Children’s Organizations:

1st – Summit Cheering Athletics

2nd – Galaxy Elite Athletics

3rd – Missoula Taekwondo Center


K-12 School Groups:

1st – Sentinel High School

2nd – Hellgate High School

3rd  – Big Sky High School



1st – MCPS Red Wave

2nd – UM Alumni Band

3rd  – Glacier High School


UM Student Organizations:

1st – UM Advocates

2nd - UM Forestry Club

3rd – Alpha Phi, Sigma Chi, Alpha Sigma Phi



1st – Ironworkers Local 14

2nd – Missoula Horse Council

3rd – Mountain Line


Local Businesses:

1st – Burton’s Classic Hair and RE/MAX All Stars

2nd – AT&T

3rd – The Springs

Since it is an election year, no entries in the political category received an award.


Contact: UM Office of Alumni Relations, 406-243-5211, .