I'll write my full post of how the rest of the weekend went sometime later, probably in a friends-only entry. Overall the trip was totally worth the money. I felt more happy, relaxed, and comforted than I have in a very long time, and I've carried that back with me to California.
In the meantime, here's a video of the big tribute to our band director at halftime. I'm in the front line of the fancy marchout, second closest to the home stands (where the camera is). Lookit all the alumni (marching and not) in the little D!