We’re days away from Alumni Band Day 2019 and the excitement is palpable! Since we’re now in the final stretch, here are some important details to be aware of for ABD.

Please read the entire post as there is a lot of information to convey.


Gameday Attire

Thanks to KLLL for sponsoring our official Alumni Band Day t-shirt this year. If you signed up before the t-shirt deadline, you will receive a shirt free of charge with your registration. We will also have more shirts available for sale at our onsite store.

Since this is a black t-shirt, the Board of Directors are asking that all performing members wear BLACK for the game and all guests wear Tech colors. As always, please dress comfortably for the weather. This is a change from our uniform of years’ past.


Schedule of Events
Please note that this schedule is subject to change on game day due to changes in the Goin’ Band gameday pageantry.

Friday, September 6
6:00 PM — Friday Night Get-Together @ Cooks Garage
Come join us at Cooks Garage (https://goo.gl/maps/snqwDLkrjqAFCL158) beginning around 6pm for an informal get-together. A ton of delicious food and drinks are available for purchase, plus a great opportunity to catch up with old friends!

Saturday, September 7

11:00-1:30 PM – Interviews/Recordings of GB Couples — Room TBD
12:00 PM – Registration packet pickup & GBA Store opens — Red Raider Lounge¬†in the SUB
1:45 PM – General Meeting of Members — Red Raider Ballroom¬†in the SUB
2:30 PM – Indoor Rehearsal — Red Raider Ballroom in the SUB
3:00 PM – Outdoor Rehearsal — Band Lot
4:00 PM – Supper Provided — Band Lot
5:00 PM – Goin’ Band Fan Performance — Band Lot
5:30 PM – Buses depart for Alumni not marching over — 18th & Akron Ave
6:10 PM – Alumni Band Step-off — Band Lot
7:00 PM – Kickoff


Silent Auction

We’re going to try something new with our silent auction this year by offering it online! We wanted to provide a way for those who could not make it to Lubbock this weekend to have a shot at winning some of these exciting items.

Our goal is to open the Silent Auction early next week and run it until step-off on game day. The details of how to participate will be sent out once the auction opens.

UPDATE: The Silent Auction is now OPEN – https://www.accelevents.com/e/AlumniBandDay2019


Other Fun Notes

As a reminder, our Honor Group this year is “Marriages Made in the Goin’ Band”. This is an exciting collection of alumni who found that special someone in band.

If this applies to you, we want to hear your story! We’ll be interviewing couples on camera during Alumni Band Day for a special story. Please consider participating in this recording opportunity!

Also, we’re planning on having a Photo Booth at Alumni Band Day for those special couples (as well as anyone else who’d like to snap a quick pic (or four)). Of course, there will be plenty of props to help you have some extra fun!


Texting List

By now, you should’ve been signed up for our texting list on Remind. If you’ve missed out, just send “@abd2019” (without the quotes) to 81010 and you’ll be signed up instantly.


Whew! You made it through the whole thing! We’re very excited to see everyone next Saturday and hope you are too.

If you have any questions, send a message to abd -at- goinbandassociation.org.

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