PEP BAND NEEDED - 12/31 vs. carolina

Dec 21, 2016 by John Gorta

HEY BAND!

GTBAA needs your help! GT Athletics requested a band to play at the men's basketball game on Saturday, December 31st.
As most of you know, the active GTYJMB will be in Jacksonville for the TaxSlayer Bowl. This is where you all come in...
We need to gather a Pep Band to play for this game, which is nationally televised against a major conference opponent

  • Report time is 11:15 a.m. at the West Entrance off of Fowler St. across from the Tennis Center.
  • The uniform is white GTBAA or GT Band polo and jeans.
  • Athletics will be providing food, swag and additional tickets for family members.
  • Athletics may even up the incentives since they know this game is on New Year's Eve and at the same time as the bowl.

Our goal is a group of at least 30 with solid instrumentation. Yes, that means we need 1st trumpets...

Sign up HERE


11/26 Men's Basketball vs. tulane

Nov 15, 2016 by John Gorta

HEY BAND!
This year's edition of Clean Old-Fashioned Hate will kick-off at noon. The active Band will not make it back from athens in time for the Men's Basketball game that evening, so we have been asked to cover the game for them! Report time is 6:30 PM

Please FILL OUT THE FORM to sign up!

Important information

  • Report time: 6:30 PM
  • Uniform: WHITE GTBAA or GT Band Polo (in good condition!) and khakis
  • Libraries will provide music folders, bring your lyre as needed
  • Punch and pie!

Alumni Band GAMEDAY Updates

Oct 27, 2016 by John Gorta

HEY BAND!
Some quick reminders in advance of GAMEDAY

  • Schedule is listed out below
  • Parking lots do not open until 7:00AM. We will maintain our schedule as it is, but adjust as necessary if we do not have everybody checked in.
  • To purchase parking in advance, click HERE.
  • We recommend finding a West Campus lot, and arriving on Hemphill from 10th Street as East Campus entry points will be closed due to the Wreck Parade
  • The reception will begin at Couch immediately postgame

GAMEDAY Schedule - May shift 15-30 minutes based on parking lots opening at 7:00AM

(Hopefully starting a little later...)

6:45AM-7:30AM - Check-in @ Couch (Light refreshments will be served)
7:30AM-8:15AM - Welcome/Announcements/Elections @ Couch
8:15AM-9:00AM - Rehearsal (Music & Marching) @ Couch/CRC Fields
9:00AM-10:00AM - FOOD @ Couch, then travel to Campanile
10:00AM-ish - Alumni Band Concert @ Campanile
10:50AM - GT Band Warmup and Pregame Performance @ Campanile
11:10AM - GT Band & Alumni Band meet and play BUD @ Library
11:30AM - MARCHDOWN, Stairs, Enter Tunnel
11:44AM - Percussion Enter the Field for Pregame
11:45AM - Pregame Performance to West Stands
12:00PM - TOE MEETS LEATHER!


Homecoming Registration Deadline Extended!

Oct 21, 2016 by John Gorta

HEY BAND!
We extended the registration deadline to Monday, October 24! Visit the Homecoming 2016 page for all of the information. Registration links and the tentative GAMEDAY schedule are listed below.

Alumni Band Registration

Once again, registration is a 2-step process:

  1. Submit the registration form found HERE
  2. Process your registration payment and buy apparel HERE

Registration will close on MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

GAMEDAY Schedule - Tentative and subject to change

(Hopefully starting a little later...)

6:45AM-7:30AM - Check-in @ Couch (Light refreshments will be served)
7:30AM-8:15AM - Welcome/Announcements/Elections @ Couch
8:15AM-9:00AM - Rehearsal (Music & Marching) @ Couch/CRC Fields
9:00AM-10:00AM - FOOD @ Couch, then travel to Campanile
10:00AM-ish - Alumni Band Concert @ Campanile
10:50AM - GT Band Warmup and Pregame Performance @ Campanile
11:10AM - GT Band & Alumni Band meet and play BUD @ Library
11:30AM - MARCHDOWN, Stairs, Enter Tunnel
11:44AM - Percussion Enter the Field for Pregame
11:45AM - Pregame Performance to West Stands
12:00PM - TOE MEETS LEATHER!


Technical Difficulty

Oct 18, 2016 by Sam Feuer

10/18 14:45 Apparently it's not letting you download the newsletter .... working on fixing that right away. --Fireball

19:33 The Technical Difficulty has been resolved. Those responsible have been sacked. Download away!


Rickety Rackety Buzz - Fall Edition

Oct 18, 2016 by Sam Feuer

Here is the Rickety Rackety Buzz for Fall 2016, with all your favorite articles, pictures, and Homecoming Information! Enjoy!

Click here to download! (Must be registered on gtbaa.org to download content....we'll process applications ASAP!)


Homecoming 2016 - Update

Sep 21, 2016 by John Gorta

Hey Band!
Homecoming is just around the corner and we're waiting on just a few more details to get nailed down before we officially open Alumni Band registration. Here are the key things to know so that you can start planning:

  • The Homecoming game vs. dook will be Saturday, October, 29
  • We will not know kickoff time until at best 12 days prior to the game and worst-case scenario is 6 days prior to the game
  • Alumni Band GAMEDAY activities will include:
    • GAMEDAY rehearsal
    • GTBAA Business Meeting and Elections
    • Performance at the Campanile
    • Marchdown with the Yellow Jacket Marching Band
    • Pregame performance on the field with the Yellow Jacket Marching Band
    • Homecoming reception with the Yellow Jacket Marching Band
    • Football! TECH vs. dook
  • Tickets to the game for those who are not season ticket holders or do not already have a way to get in the game will be available to purchase. GTBAA is working with the band directors and Athletics to finalize the details.

Rickety Rackety Buzz - Summer Edition

Aug 30, 2016 by Sam Feuer

A Summer edition of the GTBAA Newsletter, the Rickety Rackety Buzz is now available on this website!

Click here to download!


Fundraising Goal: EXCEEDED

Aug 6, 2016 by John Gorta

The GTBAA Executive Board would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of the Tech Band Alumni and the entire Georgia Tech Family for your support and generosity. As of Friday evening, we exceeded our goal of $10,000 raised for the Georgia Tech Band, supporting the trip to Ireland.

Thank you to everybody who helped in some way to make this campaign a success! Go Jackets!


As of 4PM Eastern, we've raised over $9200! There is still time to get your name on the list!

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

Oscar Aldana
Barry Arnson
Jennifer Minor Ballard
Tyler Barton
Tom Billings
Jim Blahnik
Jeremy & Donna Blalock
Amanda Blanton
Kristin Bledsoe
Richard Blum
Richard Boozer
David Bosshardt
Paul Bowman
George P. Burdell
Sydney Butler
Alicia Cardillo
Cheryl Carter
Amy Cheben
Derek Cook
Michael Crumpler
Jessica Daigle
Joe Dickey
Christian Doetsch
Joshua Dover
Tommy Drane
Christine Dreas
Jen Duke
Danny Duncanson
Zach Dunda
Sam "Fireball" Feuer
Julie Filipek
Michael Fischler
Chris Forrence
Victoria Fowler
David Gentry
John Gorta
Brendan Gorta
James Haden
Jeffery Halter
Stephen Helmley
Shane Hitechew
Larry Hofacker
Brian Hoots
Jordan Holley
Joseph L. Holley Jr. Eric House
Candace & Paul Houston
Matt Inglese
JD Ingraham
Chris Jackman
Matt Jackson
Matthew Jackson
J. Brian & Melissa Johns
Thomas Kelman
Robert E. Kennedy
Susan Kicak
McKinley King
Doug Kinney
William Bruce Lacle
Brittany Lance
Jonathan Leifheit
Freddie J. Locke
Kristen Long
Tara Madden
Frank Massa
Clay Mahaffey
Robert McElreath
Scott McMahon
Eric Mesimer
Theodore J. Miles III
Terry Miller
R.A. Moore Sarah Neave
Parrish Olmstead
David Owens Edd Purcell
Jessie Pruvenok
William Querry
Dennis Quinlan
Alex Rawden
Dustin Reese
John Roberts
Matthew Roberts
John Rodio
Michael Roman
Stephen Rowan
Marc Sachs
Rob C. Scott
Priscilla Sager
Stephanie Shealey
Alec & Lauren Shull
John & Jan Siemens
William Steffenhagen
Robert Steinbach
John Stratton
Margaret Sudderth
Stella & Bob Sudderth
Eric Tadsen
Michael Taylor
Carter Templeton
Byron Thibodeaux
Joy C. Walker
Sara Watson
Glenn Weintraub
Chris & Erica White
Anthony Williams
Olin Yancey
Dave Zielinski