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We have completely renovated the website and made it easier to:

  • Sign up for events,
  • Pay membership dues,
  • Access music, information, and more!

Register today!

Ireland Fundraising Update
May 20, 2016

As of Friday, May 20, GTBAA has raised over $3,500.00! That puts us over 30% the way to our goal of $10,000. Please continue to send in your donations and raise awareness of the campaign

The GTBAA Executive Board would like to thank the following donors for their generosity and support for the Georgia Tech Band program!

Tom Billings
Kristin Bledsoe
David Bosshardt
George P. Burdell
Sydney Butler
Christine Dreas
Zach Dunda
Sam "Fireball" Feuer
Chris Forrence
Victoria Fowler
John Gorta
James Haden
Jeffery Halter
Eric House
Matt Inglese
JD Ingraham
Thomas Kelman
Robert E. Kennedy
Lacle Auto Painting
Frank Massa
Jessie Pruvenok
Alex Rawden
Dustin Reese
John Roberts
Priscilla Sager
Stephanie Shealey
William Steffenhagen
John Stratton
Eric Tadsen
Michael Taylor
Carter Templeton
Sara Watson

GT Band to Ireland Fundraising Campaign - Donate Here!
Apr 25, 2016

GTBAA has committed to help raise as much of the remaining $10,000.00 needed as possible to send 150 Georgia Tech Band students to Ireland to open the 2016 Football Season in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.

There are 2 ways to donate!

Online through GTBAA (not tax-deductible)

1. Go to our Online Store

2. Scroll to the bottom of the page

3. Process secure payment!

Check Payment via Snail Mail (tax-deductible)

  • Make check payable to: Georgia Tech Alumni Association

  • IMPORTANT - In the 'Memo' or 'For' section of the check, notate: GT Band to Ireland. This ensures the donation goes to the right place!

  • Mail check to:

    Georgia Tech Alumni Association
    Attn: Kat Ballou
    190 North Ave. NW
    Atlanta, GA 30313

Executive Director Update: February 2016
Feb 18, 2016

Hey Band!
I wanted to take the opportunity now that we are almost two months into 2016 to update you on what the GTBAA Executive Board has been up to since Homecoming and give a little bit of insight as to what our plans might look like for the rest of the year.

The elections from Homecoming 2015 left us with the exact same people serving on the Board, but included a small shake-up with Julie Filipek and myself essentially swapping positions. I want to express my gratitude for Julie’s work as she served out the remainder of the Executive Director term vacated prior to Homecoming 2014. I would also like to thank everybody for the opportunity I have been presented with to serve as the Executive Director this biennium. I think we have a good group and that we have the ability to make our organization better!

So, you’re probably wondering: what have you been up to? Quite a bit, actually, albeit mostly in the background. Since Homecoming we have:

  • Met with our Affinity Group contact from the GT Alumni Association (GTAA)
  • Worked on completing website updates (still in progress)
  • Discussed all of the Homecoming “operations” issues
  • Reviewed feedback from the survey and identified possible actions
  • Handled the “paperwork” associated with officer changes
  • Looked at possible activities
  • Started to boost our social media presence (on GTAA's recommendation!)
    …and that’s only about half of it.

Looking forward to the rest of year, we’re beginning to target activities around a couple of key dates. Obviously, Homecoming 2016 will be our biggest event. The Homecoming game will be Saturday, October 29 against duke. The other date on our radar is Saturday, April 23, which is the annual Spring Game. We’re hoping to schedule a Spring activity around the Spring Game weekend. Stay tuned for more information around those events.

Lastly, one of the items called out above was boosting GTBAA’s social media presence. We have an official Facebook page and Twitter account. We’ll be using these for official communication and occasional shenanigans on the interwebz. Please like our page and follow us and tell your old Band friends to do the same.

One more thing…we are open to your feedback! We cannot improve without it, so we want to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or any of the Board members with any questions, concerns, or ideas!

Go Jackets & THWg!

John Gorta
Executive Director, GTBAA
Management, Fall 2009

2015 Outstanding Junior Award Winner: Katherine Martin
Feb 6, 2016

During Homecoming Weekend 2015, the Georgia Tech Band Alumni Association (GTBAA) Executive Board proudly presented the Outstanding Junior Award to Katherine Martin! Katherine is a 3rd year Architecture major who has been a trumpet player in both the Marching and Jazz Bands. She also helps serves the band as a member of Tau Beta Sigma, crossing during the fall semester of 2014. Katherine also serves as the unofficial “Hype Ribbon Mistress,” which involves making GAMEDAY ribbons for the trumpet (and other) section. In addition to her service to the Georgia Tech Band, Katherine is involved in the larger Georgia Tech community as well. Katherine is the 3rd Year Representative to the Dean of Architecture, which entails corresponding with the Dean, providing feedback on to how to make the most out of the students' Studio time. Katherine is involved in the Georgia Tech Wesley Foundation, performing in their worship band and also serves as the Student President.

Congratulations to the 2015 Outstanding Junior Award recipient, Katherine Martin!

2016 Homecoming Announced!
Feb 2, 2016

HEY BAND! Homecoming Weekend 2016 has been announced for October 27 through October 29. Our Jackets will be taking on duke on Saturday, October 29 at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field.

For more information, visit the Georgia Tech Alumni Association website.

Alumni Band activities will be announced and updated here and through our various social media outlets as they are announced.