Golden Eagles Band Day

Golden Eagles Band Day Information 

The Golden Eagles Band Day is an event that invites high school marching band students—winds/brass/percussion/color guard—to be VIP guests of the Golden Eagle Marching Band for a day. Students will participate in rehearsal and perform in the stands and on the field alongside the GEMB! This event gives students an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a member of a university marching band.

This year’s Band Day will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023 during our home game against Southeast Missouri State. The participant cost is $25 which includes a commemorative t-shirt, admission to the game, a meal in the university cafeteria, and water in the stands. 

PLEASE NOTE:  At least one band director and/or one chaperone for each participating school must be present for the entire day. 


Option 1: Band directors may choose to bring their entire band program to participate as part of the Golden Eagles Band Day. Directors are asked to fill in the form with accurate numbers for instrumentation, t-shirt sizes, chaperones, and bus information. 

Register Full Band

Option 2: Any band student who enjoys the marching activity who wants to experience a college football game can participate. Students must be in good standing in their school band program.

Register Individual Attendee

Registration must be completed no later than Thursday, September 28, 2023



Directors registering their full band or individual students who wish to participate must submit their payment online using the Tennessee Tech Marketplace. Directors paying for their full band should choose the “Full Band Registration” option. 

Marketplace Store

Payment must be received by no later than Wednesday, October 18.



For Full Bands (Option 1): Each student will receive one admission ticket. Additionally, one complimentary ticket will be given to the band director and one for each chaperone. While we recognize that you will need some chaperones, we ask that you bring no more than one chaperone for every ten students (unless required by your school/district). 

For Individual Participants (Option 2): Individual participants will receive one admission ticket and two additional tickets. 

Tickets for additional guests beyond the allotted amounts are easy to acquire through the Tech Athletics webpage (link below) or by calling the box office at (931) 372-3940.

Tech Athletics webpage


  • Tentative Schedule

    7:30 a.m. – Check-in at Bryan Fine Arts Building (1150 N. Dixie Ave., Cookeville) 

    8:30 a.m. – Sectionals in stadium

    9:00-10:00 a.m. – Mass band rehearsal in stadium

    12:30 p.m. – Tailgate

    1:10 p.m. – GEMB pregame performance 

    1:30 p.m. – Kick-off

    5:30 p.m. – End of game (GEMB performs post-game)

  • Instrument & Equipment Specifics

    Woodwind & Brass: All wind students are required to provide their own instruments and accessories. Tennessee Tech will not loan instruments to students.

    Percussion: Unfortunately, the logistics of this event prohibit us from facilitating a front ensemble section. These musicians are encouraged to participate as battery drums or cymbals. Percussionists must provide all instruments, sticks, and mallets.

    Color Guard: Color Guard will perform on flag for the performance. All participants are responsible for bringing their own flag. Video links will be sent out to registered participants prior to game day so that the routine may be learned and practiced.

  • Transportation & Parking

    All attendees are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Tennessee Tech University. Bus parking will be available. There is no fee to park on campus on game days and individuals may park anywhere they like unless otherwise indicated. 

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