Alumni Band 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - Virtual Event: Conversation with Chris & Bucky

Dene Sheheane, Georgia Tech Alumni Association President moderates a conversation between Chris Moore & Bucky! Click the the link above to register for this event, hosted by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association!

Alumni Band Reunion Weekend - Nov 12-14, 2021

Please Read through ALL of the information on the page and CLICK HERE to register! Registration will close Wednesday, November, 10.

Check back here regularly for updated information leading up to the weekend of the event!

2021 Program & Tentative Schedule

This section will be updated as plans are finalized. Continue to check back for the latest information.

The ACC has announced that the game will be televised on local RSNs, with kickoff slated for 3:30 PM EDT!

The 2021 Alumni Band Program will have its own reunion weekend this year! A number of factors led to the change from the typical Homecoming program. This year's program will be about reconnecting as Georgia Tech Band Alumni and having an opportunity to meet, connect, and interact with the active members of the Yellow Jacket Marching Band. 2021's program will include:

  • Open rehearsal with the YJMB
  • Friday evening event/gathering in Midtown, ATL
  • Full GAMEDAY with YJMB to include pregame performances, marchdown, sharing the in-game performance with the YJMB in their section, halftime performance with the YJMB (Pregame performance for Auxiliaries)

Weekend Schedule

Friday, November 12
  • 3:30PM-5:30PM: Rehearsal with YJMB - we understand that it may be difficult for a number of folks to make it at this time, but hope many of you will be able to make it! We will have a rehearsal on Satuday to go ensure everybody is ready to go!
  • 7:00PM: Evening Reception/Event - Six Feet Under West Midtown. We've worked to have outdoor seating so dress for the the weather! You do not have to sign up for the whole weekend just to come out Friday night! There's a separate option for registration just for Friday (we're covering some refreshment :) ) - Click Here for that
Saturday, November 13 - GAMEDAY
  • Check-in & Alumni Band Morning Rehearsal
  • Gamday Schedule with YJMB!

GAMEDAY Schedule

Time prior to Toe Meets Leather - Activity
10:00 AM - Check-in @ Couch
10:30 AM - Alumni Band Music Rehearsal & Alumni Auxiliaries @ Couch / CRC Field
11:30 AM - Lunch
12:00 PM - Percussion Warmup @ Bobby Dodd & Fowler
1:15 PM - Yellow Jacket Alley down Bobby Dodd Way
1:30 PM - Pit Performance @ Callaway Plaza
2:15 PM - YJMB & Full Alumni Band Warmup & Performance @ Koan Statue (North Side of CULC)
2:30 PM - YJMB & Full Alumni Band Library Performance
2:40 PM - YJMB & Full Alumni Band Marchdown
2:45 PM - YJMB & Full Alumni Band Performance on Stairs
Alumni Band Winds & Percussion Take Places in Stands
3:15 PM - YJMB & Alumni Auxiliaries Pregame Performance
3:30 PM - Toe Meets Leather!
Halftime - YJMB & Alumni Band (Winds & Percussion) Halftime Performance to West Stands.

  • YJMB Play part of halftime show
  • YJMB + Alumni Winds & Percussion play She Blinded Me With Science (SCIENCE!)
  • YJMB + Alumni Winds & Percussion play The Time Warp

Celebrate Yellow Jacket Victory!

Sunday, November 14
  • Optional activity: Join the active YJMB students assigned to the Womens Basketball Game.

COVID-19 Information & Protocols

The GTBAA Executive Board is monitoring the progression and ever-changing state of the global pandemic. It should go without saying that the health and safety of our fellow alumni, family, friends, and the Georgia Tech community is the highest priority for the Board. As such, the program and scheduling is likely to remain fluid through registration opening and potentially after it closes and GT Band Alumni should expect that there may be some protocols to be followed in order to participate in the 2021 Alumni Band.

The Board will be working with the Georgia Tech Band directors and staff, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, and any other organizations on campus as well as taking in account the current CDC guidance and recommendations to ensure our alumni are kept safe.

CLICK HERE to visit the Georgia Tech COVID-19 Page

Alumni Band FAQ

Q: What do we wear?
A: We will be wearing:

  • WHITE GTBAA or GT Band polos (IN GOOD CONDITION). Weather in mid-November in GA can be unpredictable, so please plan accordingly. If the weekend calls for cold weather, please ensure you layer and keep white the outer layer.
  • Khakis
  • The optional GTBAA ball cap (if you have one). GTBAA is out of stock for ball caps. Please ensure the GT cap you choose to wear is white.

If the weather calls for it, you are welcome to wear a white GTBAA fleece. GTBAA polos, fleeces, and ball caps are available for purchase through the online store. Due to the supply chain and economic situation resulting from the global pandemic and other external factors, supply is limited in certain sizes, so please ensure you work to have a suitable alternative. WHITE should be the outer most layer.

Auxiliaries: Please wear the alumni jacket and black yoga pants. Dress for the weather, but ensure that your uniform is in order for the pregame performance.

Q: What time does toe meet leather on GAMEDAY?
A: The earliest we will know is Monday, November 1. The ACC can still take the 6-day option to announce the kickoff time for a Georgia Tech home game this season, to our knowledge.

Q: Can my family join me?
A: Yes! Your family is absolutely welcome to join you during all of our pregame activities up until marchdown. Due to NCAA regulations, which have been in place since 2007, nobody under the age of 18 years old is allowed on the field and sidelines. Only participating band alumni will be allowed in the stadium section with the Yellow Jacket Marching Band.

Q: Do I need a ticket to the game?
A: In working with Chris Moore in the planning, we believe that there will be adequate room in the YJMB's section to accommodate the Alumni Band, so Alumni Band participants will not require a separate ticket this year. Do keep in mind that only participating Alumni Band members will be allowed in the section with the YJMB.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: This year, the total homecoming registration fee is $35. This covers off a Friday evening event, GAMEDAY meal, and everything associated with making the weekend happen.

Q: What about music?
A: We will work to have the music available electronically to those who have signed up in the week leading up to Alumni Band Reunion Weekend!