Homecoming 2017

2017 Alumni Band Registration

Registration for Alumni Band, as has been the case the last several years, is a 2-step process:

Step 1: Fill out the form HERE

Step 2: Follow the link on the confirmation page to the secure payment site and proceed with payment.

Participation in Alumni Band DOES NOT guarantee entry into the football game. Tickets to the game are available for purchase through a special online ticket window. The link is presented on the same confirmation page from the registration form. See below for ticket purchase information

Registration closes Monday, October 16

Alumni Band Program

  • Alumni Band GAMEDAY activities will include:
    • GAMEDAY rehearsal
    • GTBAA Business Meeting and Elections
      • Elections this year are for the officer positions!
    • 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. wake forest

Tentative* GAMEDAY Timeline

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Check-in @ Couch
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM - Welcome/Announcements/GTBAA Business Meeting/Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Rehearsal - CRC Fields (SAC)
2:15 PM TBS Homecoming Reception (Starts at 2 PM in Rehearsal Hall) 5:15 PM Alumni Band Concert @ Campanile
6:15 PM Full Band Meet & Perform at Campanile
6:30 PM BUD at Library
6:40 PM Marchdown & Stairs Performance
7:14 PM Percussion Enters Field Stadium
7:15 PM Pregame Performance to West Stands
7:30 PM Toe Meets Leather!
*= Check-in time will not change! Timeline will be finalized by Wednesday of Homecoming week

Surround Sounds Concert

The annual Surround Sounds concert presented by your Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band is on Friday, October 20 starting at 7PM in the Ferst Center.

Football Game Information

  • The Homecoming game vs. wake forest will be Saturday, October, 21
  • Toe Meets Leather at TBA - Kickoff time will be announced 12 days prior unless the ACC takes the 6-day option to announce the TV schedule.
Ticket Purchase Information
  • The online ticket window purchase link is available on the registration form confirmation page below the registration payment link
  • The ticket block is located in the eastern portion of the South Endzone - one section over from the visiting band "wedge."
  • Once you navigate to the ticketing link, click the "Find Tickets" button. From there, select the "Purchase by Price" tab. Enter the quantity you need and proceed through checkout.

2017 Alumni Band

Tonnie Adams
Lloyd Anders
Michael Avidano
Taylor Avidano
Tom Billings
Amanda Blanton
Jeff Brandon
Jonathan Clark
Steve Downin
Zack Dunda
Adrianne Dye
Sam "Fireball" Feuer
Julie Filipek
Ripy Gilbert
John Gorta
Jim Haden
Courtney Hamilton
Anita Prather Harvell
Larry Heck
Matt Inglese
Jen Isaacs
Emily Littrell Jackson
Matthew Jackson
Ashley Kunkle
Heidy Lopez
Kent Lyons
Shelby Mayes
Matt McCullough
Gregory McIntyre
Ashley Medlock
Terry Miller
Jeff Morgan
Bridget Neukum
Marilyn Nolte
Holly Payne
Rachel Puechner
Dustin Reese
Stephen Rowan
Marc Sachs
Kyle Sartin
Jerry Schramm
Catherine Schramm
Liz Sidlov
Ben Simon
Daniel Smith
Carter Templeton
Christopher Wong

Alumni Band FAQ

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

  • WHITE GTBAA or GT Band polos (IN GOOD CONDITION)
  • Khakis
  • The optional GTBAA ball cap.

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.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: The total homecoming registration fee is $35. This includes dues, pregame meal, and other fees to cover costs of the Alumni Band program. GTBAA will be allocating 20% of all registration fees and dues to service for the active Yellow Jacket Band.

Q: Where do my dues and registration fees go?
A: The registration fees and/or dues cover a number of things to support Homecoming each year and help keep GTBAA functioning. GTBAA also uses what little is leftover to support the active Band through service projects and alumni/active events.

  • Operating Costs
    • Website maintenance and development
    • Banking and online payment processing fees
    • Equipment and replacing broken nice things
    • Apparel/SWAG inventory
  • Homecoming Costs
    • Outstanding Junior Award - cash award, plaque, etc.
    • Surround Sounds concert reception and decoration
    • Printing and materials
  • Service and activities/events with the active Band

Q: What time does toe meet leather on GAMEDAY?
A: The earliest we will know is Monday, October 9. The ACC can still take the 6-day option to announce the kickoff time for a Georgia Tech home game this season.

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.

Q: What do I do with my instrument during the game?
A: Instruments will be stored in the Edge building during the game. We will meet at the Band section for The Horse at the end of the game and retrieve instruments together as a group.