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2017 Highty-Tighty Alumni Reunion

May 1, 2017

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October 20-21, 2017

For over forty years, the Highty-Tighty Alumni have been participating in Virginia Tech’s Homecoming weekend by marching in the downtown parade and performing at the football pre-game show by joining the current Highty-Tighties on the field. It is a great time for all who have lived the Highty-Tighty experience to come together, not only to enjoy the opportunity to march again as a band, but to also reflect on what it means to be a Highty-Tighty.

In addition to the parade and game performances, there is the annual gathering to enjoy a meal together. This year we will again gather for an indoor meal at D2 in Dietrick Hall, which is located in Dietrick Dining Center near Lane Stadium. D2 is again hosting the current and alumni Highty-Tighties with a delicious buffet meal, soft drinks, and desserts. Please join us as we come back together to again enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow HT’s.

We are also having an “alumni party” on Friday evening after band practice. So if you are in town by that time, please plan to stop in and say hello to old friends!

It doesn’t matter if your musical skills have diminished, or even if you can’t play your instrument any longer. All Highty-Tighty alumni are enthusiastically invited to come join us for all reunion events. We have alumni from all classes, dating back to the mid-1940s who march and reunite with us each year. Our Highty-Tighty Reunion is a great time to meet old friends and support the organization that has meant so much to us since our days on campus.    

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Tentative Schedule of Events

October 20-21, 2017

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Unless specified, times are tentative. Exact times will be posted once game time is announced.

Friday, October 20

7:30 PM
Band Practice
Location TBD

Following Band Practice
Gunny Fest Alumni Party
Location TBD

Saturday, October 21

9:00 AM
VT Homecoming Parade through Blacksburg
Fall in at the Old Blacksburg Middle School area 30 minutes prior to parade start

Highty-Tighty Annual Alumni/HT Cadet Meal
D2 in Dietrick Hall

45 minutes prior to Kick-Off
Form-up for the HT/HT alumni band pre-game performance
Ooutside the southwest tunnel of Lane Stadium

Kick-Off TBD
Virginia Tech vs. UNC
Lane Stadium