Admission to Virginia Tech is highly competitive. In recent years, the typical successful applicant has had a B+ or better average, took a strong curriculum throughout their high school career, and scored generally between 1160 and 1340 on the SAT (Math and Critical Reading only). It is not unusual for Virginia Tech to receive 20,000 applications from which to select a freshman class of 5,000. More detailed information can be found at the Virginia Tech Admission Office website.
Academic achievement is only one component of becoming a member of the Highty-Tighties. The band is a lifestyle. We live together under one roof as a unit of the Corps of Cadets. In addition to academic excellence, we are committed to musical and performance excellence.
To become a member of the regimental band, select “Corps (Regimental-Band)” on your university application and choose “Yes” to the question about enrolling in the Corps of Cadets. Note that there is no military service obligation connected with the Corps or the band, although many of our members do pursue commissions as military officers through Virginia Tech's ROTC programs.
During Summer Orientation, you will meet Regimental Band Director Senior Chief James Bean to discuss your musical experience. We accept all levels of ability.