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Highty-Tighty Alumni Reunion

Current band cadets and Highty-Tighty alumni stand together on Lane Stadium at the start of the pre-game show.

It’s time to get excited for the 2021 Highty-Tighty Reunion!

This year’s event is Oct. 15-16, alongside Virginia Tech’s homecoming.

It doesn’t matter if your musical skills have diminished or if you no longer play your instrument, all Highty-Tighty alumni are invited to join us for fellowship, to march again as a unit in the homecoming parade and football pre-game show, and to continue to share the common experience of the Highty-Tighties.

This year’s Virginia Tech homecoming schedule will change. The homecoming parade will now happen on Friday evening.

The traditional Friday night GunnyFest will start at 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.

On Saturday, a combined band practice will take place with Highty-Tighty alumni and cadets in the morning on the Drillfield. There will be a limited number of parking spaces reserved. Please carpool if possible.

Join us later that day as we gather for a meal at Dietrick Dining Hall (D2), a short walk from Lane Stadium. D2 will provide a buffet meal, soft drinks, and desserts for current and alumni Highty-Tighties. Tickets are $26 per person. (Cadets will use their meal plan.) Game time will determine if this is a lunch or dinner.

Participation in the parade and pre-game performance requires proper attire: khaki pants/skirt (no shorts please), white shirt (with Virginia Tech tie for men), official Highty-Tighty sweater or the new pullover, and Highty-Tighty hat.  Hats are $10 and can be purchased through the registration process.

Need to borrow an instrument?  You can indicate that on your registration form.

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.


A limited block of rooms is reserved for Highty-Tighty Reunion at The Inn at Virginia Tech.  Rooms are $299 per night (plus tax and applicable fees) with a two-night minimum. A link to make reservations will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

Football Tickets

Tickets for the homecoming football game against Pittsburg are $65 each when purchased through the Athletic Department. That link will be provided in the confirmation email for your reunion registration. 

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. July 20 July, which is the time that regular single tickets go on sale. 

Athletics will advise on how to receive game tickets if ordered. The Corps Alumni Office will no longer be a part of that process.

Full Schedule of Events

Virginia Tech Homecoming Parade

7 p.m. through downtown Blacksburg

Fall-in will be at 6:30 p.m. at the University Bookstore parking lot on Kent Street.



Follows the parade at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Band practice

9 a.m. on the Drillfield

There will be a limited number of parking spaces reserved. Please carpool when possible.


Highty-Tighty Annual Alumni/Cadet Meal

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Dietrick Dining Hall


Football vs Pittsburgh

3:30 p.m. kickoff, Lane Stadium

2:45 p.m.
Form up for the pre-game performance 45 minutes prior to kickoff outside the southwest tunnel of Lane Stadium


If you need more information or have questions, please contact