The Highty-Tighties practice on the Drillfield.

The Highty-Tighties practice on the Drillfield.

The Highty-Tighties are Virginia Tech's longest-serving musical organization.

In 1893, a cadet band company was formed as a permanent part of the cadet regiment. For almost 120 years, we have been known primarily as a field band with an unparalleled string of victories — including 129 first-place trophies in 130 competitive parades. 

We also have a concert component and a fun jazz ensemble known as the Southern Colonels. We help represent Virginia Tech at football games, as well as in parades (large and small) up and down the East Coast. We have a pep band to support Virginia Tech's women's varsity basketball team.

We are Virginia Tech's regimental band and so much more!