Alumni Band

Calling all Vanderbilt Athletic Band Alumni!

Whether you were a member of the Spirit of Gold, Joint University Bands, Vanderbilt Marching Band, or any other iteration of the Vanderbilt Marching & Athletic Bands - the Spirit of Gold invites you to perform alongside us at halftime during the Homecoming/Reunion Weekend football game on November 9th, 2024

The deadline to reserve your spot in the Alumni Band performance is TBD


Friday, November 8th, 2024

click each event tab for timing and location details.

  • Rehearsal with the Spirit of Gold [optional]
    • When: 5:30pm-7:30pm
    • Location: McGugin Practice Field

Saturday, November 9th, 2024

*official kickoff time will be announced 2 weeks prior

  • Registration ★ [required]
    • When: 4.5 hours prior to kickoff
    • Location: Music Rehearsal Hall (MRH)
  • Rehearsal with Spirit of Gold ★ [required]
    • When: 4 hours prior to kickoff
    • Location: FirstBank Stadium
  • Food [on your own]
    • When: 3 hours prior to kickoff
  • Watch Star Walk [optional]
    • When: 45 minutes prior to kickoff
    • Location: McGugin Practice Field(s)
  • Enter Stadium [on your own]
    • wristbands or similar designation will allow you to take your instrument inside.
  • Watch Spirit of Gold Pre-Game Performance [optional]
    • When: 18 minutes prior to kickoff
    • Location: FirstBank Stadium
  • Gather for Halftime Performance ★ [required]
    • When: 8 minutes left in 2nd Quarter
    • Location: TBD
  • Halftime Performance ★ [required]
    • When: Halftime
    • Location: FirstBank Stadium
  • Social Event [optional]
    • When: 30 minutes after End of Game
    • Location: Music Rehearsal Hall (MRH)


More information coming soon regarding a potential 'Alumni Band' block!

Individuals who have already purchased tickets to the game may use those.

Sheet Music & Drill

The Vanderbilt Athletic Bands Staff will provide the following to all participants who register:

  • Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion: Sheet music will be provided in advance.
  • Guard: Choreography will be provided in advance.
  • Twirlers: Audio recordings of the music will be sent in advance; you may create your own routines.

Since rehearsal time is limited, Alumni participants will have a designated area on the field as part of the show but not drill.


The Spirit of Gold Alumni Band performance is open to:

  • Flute / Piccolo
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Mellophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium / Baritone
  • Sousaphone / Tuba
  • Colorguard (Flag)
  • Twirler
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drums (Quads)
  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals

We will make every attempt to provide an instrument to those who request one by October 25th, 2024.
Requests made after that date will be hard to accommodate.

Attire / Uniform

Participants in the alumni band should wear:

  • Black shirt (and/or jacket) with Vanderbilt logo
  • Black pants
  • Black shoes