Valentine Weekend 2018
The Valentine Ball is an MMA tradition that goes back many years. The event has special activities that are customary to the formal dances at Missouri Military Academy. Guests and cadets are asked to participate in a receiving line at the beginning of the ball where they are introduced to the President and his wife and other school officials and guests. Later in the evening, a Grand March is held to formally open the ball, and a crowning ceremony will take place to select the 2018 Valentine Ball Queen.
The formal Valentine Ball is free to all attendees and is sponsored and planned by the junior class. There is an optional dinner beforehand for which advance tickets must be purchased.
EVENT SCHEDULE (All events, locations, and prices are subject to change)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Parent -Teacher Conferences: Barnard Hall
5:00 p.m. Cadet Checkout in Company OC Office
Overnights are not allowed on Friday night. All cadets should report back to campus by 10:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast: MMA Dining Hall
Parents are invited to dine with their cadets during breakfast.
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Parent -Teacher Conferences: Barnard Hall
10:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Passing Through Ceremony and Battalion Review: Field House
This ceremony welcomes new cadets who joined the corps in January. The Passing Through Ceremony will be conducted in the Field House and will be directly followed by a military review.
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch: MMA Dining Hall
1:30 - 10:30 p.m. Cadet Checkout in Bravo Company OC Office
Cadets may check out with parents. Overnight approved for cadets not attending Valentine Ball. Cadets attending the dance must report back by 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Valentine Dinner: Centennial Gymtorium
We hope you will join us for the dinner. It’s a great time to relax and enjoy a wonderful evening prior to the dance and allows time to visit with your son and his friends. Attendance is not mandatory. Price: $35 for adults, $20 per cadet and children ages 18 - 3.
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Purple Reign Valentine Ball: Centennial Gymtorium
Sponsored by the Junior Class. All cadets and their families are welcome and the event is free of charge for all attendees. Required dress code includes cocktail dresses, suits or ballgowns for ladies and business suits or tuxedos for men. Cadets will wear their winter dress uniform. Cadets are not required to bring a date, though they are welcome to do so at no charge unless their date attends the dinner.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cadet Checkout in Bravo Company OC Office
Cadets may check out with their parents. (Not required for parents who have checked their sons out overnight.) All cadets should report back to campus by 5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Vespers: MMA Memorial Chapel
Parents are welcome to attend once their cadets have checked in.