Goin' Band Association News

Alumni Band Day 2018

Registration is now OPEN!

Man, time flies when you’re having fun! We’re just a few short weeks away from a new Goin’ Band season and, with that, Alumni Band Day 2018. If you’re a member of the Goin’ Band Association, you should’ve received a copy of our Summer 2018 “The Foot’n Half News” newsletter where we announced the date for ABD 2018. If you’re not a paying member, you’re missing out on receiving advanced and insider information about the Goin’ Band from Raiderland! Sign up, now!

The Board of Directors is excited to announce that Alumni Band Day 2018 will be held during the TTU vs Lamar football game on September 8th. This has long been a great opportunity for all Goin’ Band alumni to return to the Jones and take their foot’n a half to perform at halftime alongside the Goin’ Band. Registration for the weekend will open very soon!

Please read carefully, as there is some important information we need to share surrounding this event. Due to many of the changes that have occurred over the past few months (including the change in the Goin’ Band leadership), we are using this opportunity to renegotiate some of the finer details of Alumni Band Day (including seating) with Dr. Allen (Director of the Goin’ Band) and Tech Athletics. Below is what we have confirmed and can share. UPDATE 7/16/18 – Latest updates are in red.

  • You must register before the deadline (currently September 1, 8:00am Central), in order to receive a ticket into the stadium. We have to give Tech Athletics our numbers early so that they can have the tickets ready to go.
  • All non-performing members and guests will need to purchase a ticket. We will be sitting next to the Goin’ Band in sections 27 and 28 this year. Guest tickets will be sold only through GBA (not available through the Ticket Office) at a price of $20/seat. These tickets must be paid before the deadline (currently September 1).
  • If you are a member at one of the following levels, GBA will purchase guest tickets on your behalf at no additional cost to you:
    • Director – 1 Guest Ticket
    • Silver Director – 2 Guest Tickets
    • Gold Director – 3 Guest Tickets
    • Platinum Director – 4 Guest Tickets
  • You do not have to march and/or play to participate in our activities. Buses will be provided for those unable to march to the stadium.
  • The game is set for a 3:00pm kickoff, meaning that it will be hot during the game with an early start to the day.

Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Twitter feeds as we’ll be posting updates to Alumni Band Day 2018 as we get closer.

We look forward to seeing everyone this fall! If you have any questions, feel free to email us!

Alumni Band Day 2017

*** Registration for ABD 2017 is closed. ***

Where has the year gone? We’ve been hard at work getting preparations made for Alumni Band Day 2017 and all of a sudden, it’s time to make an announcement and share the details with everyone. All of our members got a sneak peek into the planning of Alumni Band Day in the release of our Spring 2017 newsletter, The Foot’n Half News, so some of this may not come as much of a surprise to you. If you’re not a paying member, you’re missing out on receiving insider information about the Greatest Band in the Land! Sign up, now!

The Board of Directors is excited to announce that Alumni Band Day 2017 has been confirmed for September 16th at the TTU vs Arizona State University football game. We’re very excited by the prospect of this game and hope you are too! This is your opportunity to return to Texas Tech – return to the Jones – and take your foot’n a half to perform a halftime show once more for all of the excited fans in the stands. Please read carefully, as there is some important information we need to share surrounding this event.

  • You must register before September 1 in order to receive a ticket into the stadium! Texas Tech Athletics will be donating tickets to all performing members and we need to give them the registration numbers early so they can have the tickets ready to go.
  • All non-performing members and guests will need to purchase their tickets. GBA has been offered a group rate discount at $35/person. This must be paid before September 1.
  • If you are a member at one of the following levels, GBA will purchase guest tickets on your behalf at no additional cost to you:
    • Director – 1 Guest Ticket
    • Silver Director – 2 Guest Tickets
    • Gold Director – 3 Guest Tickets
    • Platinum Director – 4 Guest Tickets
  • You do not have to march and/or play to participate in our activities. Buses are provided for those unable to march to the stadium.

Finally, our honor group for Alumni Band Day is a special group that typically always works behind the scenes to make sure that the Goin’ Band can practice or perform no matter where they are. It can be a thankless job, but we are very appreciative of the work they provide to the band each year. For 2017, our honor group is the Bandwagon Drivers! We’ll be recognizing any attending drivers at ABD this year and honoring them for their hard work.

UPDATE 8/14: Tentative Schedule of Events

  • 12:00pm   Registration Packet Pickup and GBA Store opens – SUB: Red Raider Ballroom
  • 3:00pm     General Meeting – Hemmle Recital Hall
  • 3:30pm     Indoor Rehearsal
  • 4:00pm     Outdoor Rehearsal
  • 5:00pm     GB17 Fan Performance
  • 5:00pm     ABD Supper
  • 5:45pm     Buses depart for stadium
  • 6:10pm     ABD March Over
  • 6:15pm     GB17 March Over
  • 7:05pm     Kick Off

Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Twitter feeds as we’ll be posting updates to Alumni Band Day 2017 as we get closer.

We look forward to seeing everyone this fall! If you have any questions, feel free to email us!

Alumni Court Jesters 2016 – Sunday (12/18) Game!

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night at the Lady and Red Raider basketball games! The music sounded great and the heckling was on point (as usual). Our next game is this Sunday (12/18) and we hope to see you there.

Lady Raiders vs Alcorn State

  • Pre-Game Rehearsal (See below for info) – 1:30PM
  • Pre-Game Food – 1:30PM
  • Call Time – 2:30PM
  • Tip-Off – 3:00PM

Jay Sedberry (our fearless director) spoke with most everyone last night regarding holding a rehearsal before our next game. The goal of this rehearsal is to sight-read through as much of the new music as possible before the game. We strongly recommend you attend, if you can.

The rehearsal will be held at the arena in our usual section. Enter through the media entrance (our normal doors), come on down, and join us! We’ll be finished in time for the pre-game meal.


We completely replaced our music with brand new flip folders and fresh copies for all parts. The flip folders were graciously donated by Tarpley Music.

The next time you need instrument service or new music, go visit Tarpley Music and let them know the Goin’ Band Association sent you.

Wreck ’em, Tech!

Alumni CJs 2016 – First Games are This Week

The first two games are this Wednesday and it’s a Double Header! Even if you can’t make the tip-off time for the first game, please join us as soon as you can.

Lady Raiders vs Central Arkansas

  • Pre-Game Food – 4:00PM
  • Call Time – 5:00PM
  • Tip-Off – 5:30PM
Red Raiders vs Nicholls State
(Tip-Off time depends on when the Lady Raiders game ends)
  • Pre-Game Food – Approx 6:30PM
  • Call Time – Approx 7:30PM
  • Tip-Off – Approx 8:05PM

IMPORTANT!

Beginning this year, Texas Tech implemented a Clear Bag Policy for all athletic events. This is the same policy for the Football games this past fall. For all the details, please read http://texastech.com/sports/2016/7/6/clear-bag-policy.aspx.

Instrument cases will not be subjected to the policy, only purses and small personal bags will be checked.

In addition, Texas Tech is alerting fans of a temporary closure to the entrance and exit of the Commuter West Lot at Texas Tech Parkway and Knoxville Ave. This entrance and exit will be closed from 12/5/16 to 1/13/17 for construction.

During this temporary closure, please make sure to use the entrances and exits off of Indiana (if coming from the North) and the entrance at Indiana and 18th St (if coming from 19th or the Marsha Sharp Freeway).

We look forward to seeing everyone there! Wreck ’em, Tech!

Alumni Court Jesters 2016

As the students head home for the holidays, there are still several basketball games scheduled. We have been invited to form a basketball band for these holiday games once more and need your help! We don’t have any restrictions on who can join us to play at the games, other than knowing the which end of the instrument points away from you. If you can play a horn or woodwind (or bass guitar?), you are more than welcome to tag along.

Polish off your book of heckling, practice your stand tunes (stop laughing!), and head to the website below to sign up for our mailing list. We’ll be sending out more information as we get closer and need to know how to contact you.

http://goin.band/acjs2016

Schedule of Games
(Check TexasTech.com for Tip-Off TImes)

December 14 – MBB vs Nicholls State
December 14 – WBB vs Central Arkansas
December 18 – WBB vs Alcorn State
December 21 – MBB vs Longwood
December 22 – WBB vs UT Arlington
January 1 – WBB vs Oklahoma State
January 3 – MBB vs West Virginia
January 4 – WBB vs Iowa State
January 10 – MBB vs Kansas State
January 11 – WBB vs West Virginia

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