Homecoming is a HUGE deal in many schools. Its held in mid autumn, usually the first homegame after several in a row out of town. LOTS history and tradition. In my town There was a parade, which the band marched in. Later at the game there was into of Homecoming King and Queen and the Queens court and the prince and princess (kindergarteners or little kids related to the royalty or coaches or someone). Alumni from past years usually come to this game, esp those having reunions that year. At half time the Band might march briefly but usually half time is filled with intro of royalty and football players. We often had each player escorted by his parents or parent as an appreciation event at homecoming. There was usually a dance or party after the game but it wasnt hosted by the school because they had a policy against it.