MV Alumni Day (Weekend) 2019

October 11th & 12th - VT vs. RHODE ISLAND

This year we’re celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Marching Virginians along with the retirement of Dr. James (Uncle Jim) Sochinski, the original director of The Marching Virginians. Please join us Friday night for a special reception at the Sochinski-McKee Marching Virginians Center. If you’re able to come early on Friday, we’d like to invite you to watch MV practice and take a tour of the building that the MV Alumni Association helped to make a reality.

TENTATIVE Schedule

*please check back for the final schedule after the game time is announced

  • Friday 10/11

    • 5:30-7:00pm - Come check out MV Practice

    • 6:30-9:30pm - Sochinski Retirement Celebration & MVAA 45th Anniversary Reception at MVC

  • Saturday 10/12 - Game Day!

    • 8:30am - Registration opens at MVC

    • 9:45am - Tailgate under the pavilion

    • 10:15am - MVAA Meeting at the drum major podium

    • 10:25am - Alumni rehearsal

    • 10:45am - Run-though with current MVs

    • 11:25am - March into stadium

    • 12:30pm - Kick-off

Fees

  • Friday Night Reception (includes heavy hors d'oeuvres & one free drink ticket for the cash bar): Adults - $20; Children 6-12 - $5; Children under 6 - free

  • Full Game Day Registration: $25 (includes the uniform polo shirt needed to march halftime)

  • Returning Registration: $10 (this option is for those who already have their MVAA uniform polo)

  • Additional Uniform Polo Shirts: $20 S-XL

  • Game Day Tailgate Tickets: Adults - $15; Children 6-12 - $5; Children under 6 - free

Your fees make this event and other MVAA events such as the annual MV Band Camp Ice Cream Social possible. Thank you! 

Game Tickets

Please contact the Athletics Ticket Office online or at (800) 828-3244. You can also utilize ticket exchanges such as StubHub and TechSideline Ticket Exchange to find game tickets.

 

MVAA Youth

Young people with marching experience who would like to participate in halftime with their registered family members do not need to pay an additional registration fee. However, they will still need to be registered using the youth registration option and wear a uniform polo shirt for the performance.

 

Food

Alumni who would like to eat at the MVC before practice may choose to add tickets for a catered tailgate to their registration.  Food is typically a buffet-style lunch (barbecue, sides, drinks, and dessert), but we will post a more specific menu as we get closer to the event.

 

Parking

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide parking for alumni. Please check these websites for more information about game day parking and shuttle services:

 

Marching into the Stadium

Alumni who will be marching at halftime may choose to participate in the parade that enters the South Endzone. Alumni will march as a group behind the current MVs as they leave The Marching Virginians Center.

If you are not marching (or have young children), we ask that for everyone's safety you please enter the stadium using the public gates.

 

Marching at Halftime

Marching halftime is optional but strongly encouraged! This is your chance to talk to the current students, hand out business cards to eager soon-to-be graduates, and perform again in front of thousands of cheering Hokie fans!

 

Uniform

Everyone who plans to march at halftime is expected to wear their maroon uniform MVAA polo shirt with khaki pants. Please help us send the right message to Virginia Tech and Hokie fans!

Marching Virginians Alumni Association uniform polo shirt

Marching Virginians Alumni Association uniform polo shirt

 

Music & Drill

We’ll have more information here as we get closer to the event.

 

Flag Routines

Videos for The Hokie Pokie and Tech Triumph can be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMmURvK6eylzX-EtKyZR6dWEiXFtbkzMU

We’ll have more information here as we get closer to the event.

 

Registration, Tailgate Tickets, & Extra Shirts

Registration ensures that we get an accurate count of alumni marching and instruments we'll need.  Anyone who is attending MV Alumni Day needs to register! If you are registering a child with marching experience, please use the youth registration option.

 

registration opens August 19th and closes SEPTEMBER 27th


REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

Alumni Day 2019: Full Registration
25.00

This option is for MV Alumni who need a uniform polo shirt.

If you already have the uniform polo, please use the Returning Registration option!

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Alumni Day 2019: Returning Registration
10.00

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Alumni Day 2019: Friday Night Reception Ticket

Join us under the MVC pavilion on Friday night for a special reception to celebrate Dr. James Sochinski’s retirement and the 45th Anniversary of The Marching Virginians!

Purchase of a reception ticket gets you access to the evening’s entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and attendees of drinking age will receive one free drink ticket for the cash bar.

Please make sure to purchase the tickets you need for the ages of everyone in your party.

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Add-On ITEMS:

Alumni Day 2019: Youth Registration
0.00

This option is for children of alumni who have marching experience and would like to participate in halftime.

Please note: this option does NOT include a uniform polo shirt, and everyone who plans to march halftime needs a polo!

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Alumni Day 2019: Tailgate Ticket

Good for one ticket for our tailgate buffet under the MVC pavilion. Please make sure to purchase the tickets you need for the ages of everyone in your party.

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Additional MVAA Uniform Polo Shirts
20.00

The official uniform for halftime and a great way to show your support for The Marching Virginians and The MVAA. Shirts will be distributed at registration.

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