The Highty-Tighties: What It Takes
Admission to Virginia Tech is highly competitive. It is not unusual for Virginia Tech to receive over 25,000 applications from which to select a freshman class of 6,000. More detailed information can be found through the Virginia Tech Admission Office.
Academic achievement is only one component of becoming a member of the Highty-Tighties. The band is a lifestyle. We live together under one roof as a unit of the Corps of Cadets. In addition to academic excellence, we are committed to musical and performance excellence.
To become a member of the regimental band, select “Corps (Regimental Band)” on your university application and choose “Yes” to the question about enrolling in the Corps of Cadets. Note that there is no military service obligation connected with the Corps or the band, although many of our members do pursue commissions as military officers through Virginia Tech's ROTC programs.
During summer orientation, you will meet Regimental Band Director Senior Chief James Bean to discuss your musical experience. We accept all levels of ability.