April 19, 2024

VMI Band Company Reunion

RegistrationAttendee ListRecord a Video Message Give to Col. John A. Brodie Band Scholarship

April 19
20, 2024

$40 per person | No charge for children 12 and under

8 a.m.–4 p.m. | Registration | Moody Hall
1 p.m. and 2 p.m. | Aquatic Center Tours | Main entrance
2–3 p.m. | No-host viewing of the Band Room | Shell Hall
2–4 p.m. |Welcome Reception | Moody Hall Activities Room
4–4:30 p.m. | Parade
4:30–5 p.m. | Old Yells | Cocke Hall Courtyard
5–5:15 p.m. | Band Company picture | Cocke Hall Courtyard
6–9 p.m. | Evening Social (heavy hors d’oeuvres | cash bar)| Moody Hall

12–2:30 p.m. | *VMI lacrosse vs. Marist | Drill Field #2
2–4 p.m. | *VMI rugby vs. Alumni | Drill Field #3
2–5 p.m. | *VMI baseball vs. The Citadel | Gray-Minor Stadium
*Events are free to the public

Registration ends April 11.

As part of the reunion festivities, we are honoring Col. John Brodie (Hon) for his upcoming retirement after 35 years of service to the Institute. John was named an Honorary Brother Rat of the Class of 1992, a tribute reserved for those rare personalities who invest selflessly in the cadets with whom they work. John’s devotion to the Class of 1992 and to all those who participated in the Regimental Band, VMI Commander’s Jazz Ensemble, Institute Brass, and the Glee Club, was evident throughout his career. In anticipation of his retirement from VMI after decades of service inspiring cadets to thrive, we are inviting you to record a personalized greeting to Col. Brodie, which will then be shared with him and his family on the day of his retirement celebration.

Recording Tips:

  • You can record directly to ThankView on your desktop or mobile device. Make sure to film horizontally so you fill the frame.
  • Keep your device close for good sound quality but far enough away that you are the focus. Try 3-4 ft.
  • Consider shooting in a location your recipients may recognize.
  • Choose a location that provides balanced lighting. Try to find a room that has a lot of natural light.
  • Avoid blustery locations or areas with a lot of foot or vehicle traffic as your device’s mic may pick up noise.

Video Content Tips:

  • The content of your video is ultimately up to you. Make it funny, sweet, informative—whatever tone you want.
  • Create a video between 30 seconds and a minute to keep people engaged.
  • Be yourself and have fun!

Hotel Blocks ending March 19:

Rate: $129 per night
VMI block name: VMI Band Reunion

Best Western Plus Inn at Hunt Ridge
Rate: $169 per night
VMI block name: VMI Band Reunion

Holiday Inn Express
Rate: $150 per person
VMI block name: VMI Band Room