Highty Tighty alumn march down Main Street in the Homecoming Parade

Oct. 18-19
Blacksburg, Virginia

The Highty-Tighty alumni band is the heartbeat of Virginia Tech Homecoming. For more than four decades, our alumni have marched in the parade and performed at the football pre-game show with current Highty-Tighties.

An alumni party will be held Friday evening after band practice. Please stop in and say hello to old friends!

Join us this year as we gather for a meal at Dietrick Dining Hall (D2), located a short walk from Lane Stadium. D2 will provide a buffet meal, soft drinks, and desserts for current and alumni Highty-Tighties.

It doesn’t matter if your musical skills have diminished, or if you can no longer play your instrument, all Highty-Tighty alumni are invited to join us.

Our reunion is a great time for all who have been a part of the regimental band to come together, to march again as a unit, and to continue to share the common experience of the Highty-Tighties.

Tentative Schedule of Events

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

Time TBD
Band Practice
Location TBD

Following Band Practice
Gunny Fest Alumni Party
Location TBD

9 a.m.
Homecoming Parade through Blacksburg
Fall in at the Old Blacksburg Middle School area 30 minutes prior to parade start

Time TBD
Highty-Tighty Annual Alumni/HT Cadet Meal
Dietrick Dining Hall

Kick-off time minus 45 minutes
Form-up for the HT/HT alumni band pre-game performance
Outside the southwest tunnel of Lane Stadium

Kick-off TBD
Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina
Lane Stadium


Register here
Registration closes Oct. 11. 


A limited block of rooms is reserved for Highty-Tighty Reunion this year at The Inn at Virginia Tech.


Email Michele Messner at mmessner@vt.edu.