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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 2023 Highty-Tighty Reunion!

This year’s event is Oct. 13-14, alongside the Virginia Tech Homecoming weekend.

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.

Registration ends two weeks prior to Highty-Tighty Reunion on Oct. 2, so don't wait! 

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

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.

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.  A link to make reservations will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

Football Tickets

Tickets for the Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech football game are $50 each using the Highty-Tighties Alumni promotional code when purchased directly through the Athletic Department. The link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration. 

Tentative Schedule of Events

Exact times and locations will be emailed once game time is announced.

Homecoming Pass in Review in honor of the Class of 1973

Located on the Drillfield starting at 3:30 p.m.


Virginia Tech Homecoming Parade

Route will go through downtown Blacksburg



Follows the parade, location to be released soon.

Band practice

Start time will be determined once kickoff has been announce. Practice will be on the Drillfield.

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


Highty-Tighty Annual Alumni/Cadet Meal

Dietrick Dining Hall


Football vs Miami

Kickoff time TBD, Lane Stadium. 

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