Goin' Band Association News

Alumni Band Day 2020

HAS BEEN CANCELED

Sadly, due to the events in our world today regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the GBA Board of Directors have decided to cancel our Alumni Band Day event for 2020.

We were hopeful that things would start letting up enough to where we could still get together and enjoy each other’s company, but with all the various health and safety restrictions that have been put in place by TTU Athletics, Texas Tech, and the State of Texas, there’s just not really a good way for us to get together this fall.

Annual Meeting of Members

Since we are unable to gather as a group this year, we will instead be streaming our annual meeting on Facebook and YouTube. The date of this meeting will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 and the livestream will begin at 11am Central Time. We hope to see you there!

Membership Renewals and Fundraisers

Those of you who have your memberships set to auto-renew in PayPal should see those transactions start to process as we get closer to the fall. Any manual renewals can either take place online at our website (https://www.GoinBandAssociation.org) or by mailing a check to our PO Box.

PO Box 64424
Lubbock, TX 79464

We’re looking into the possibility of still hosting an online silent auction this year and will let you know as soon as we can. In addition, our online store is still up and running with new additions on the way!

Thank you for your continued support over the years. Your generous donations to our scholarship endowment have helped many students worry about one fewer thing during their college career.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to let us know.

Goin’ Band Soccer Scarves

Pick your FAVORITE design!We're bringing soccer scarves back to the GBA Store and need your help! We've narrowed down our favorite new design choices to just a few, but want to see which one that YOU like the best!

Alumni Band Day 2019 is Almost Here!

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.

Alumni Band Day 2019

Registration is now CLOSED

It’s that time of year again. Texas Tech has had a fantastic 2019 so far and football season is just around the corner getting ready to show us what they can do! With football season comes marching band and with marching band comes the Goin’ Band from Raiderland.

As the Goin’ Band 2019-20 season nears, the Goin’ Band Association is also gearing up for our annual Alumni Band Day 2019 event. If you’ve never participated in Alumni Band Day, you’re in for a real treat. This is an opportunity for Goin’ Band Alumni from all generations to come back to Jones AT&T Stadium and march one more halftime show for 50,000+ screaming fans.

Those of you who are members of the Goin’ Band Association received a newsletter recently with the pre-release details for #ABD2019. For the rest of you …

Alumni Band Day 2019 will be held the weekend of September 7th at the TTU vs UTEP football game!

Please read carefully as there are many important details to be aware of for this event:

  • You must be a member of the Goin’ Band Association in order to register for Alumni Band Day.
  • You must register before the deadline (currently August 25th, 8:00am Central), in order to receive a ticket into the stadium. We have to provide Tech Athletics with our registration 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 $25/seat. These tickets must be paid before the deadline (August 25).
  • 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 7:00pm kickoff, meaning that our schedule will tentatively begin around noon that day.

Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Twitter feeds as we’ll be posting updates to Alumni Band Day 2019 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 2018

Registration is now CLOSED!

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!

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