Cannon Fire and Concerts This Weekend

Cannon to be fired as part of Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Change of Command Parade on April 28.

Members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets’ class of 2018 will celebrate the end of their cadet careers at the annual Change of Command Parade.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will conduct a pass in review at 10 a.m. on April 28 on the Drillfield to honor the class of 2018 and to usher in the class of 2019 as the new cadet commanders of the regiment.

At the pass in review, the corps will welcome President Tim Sands, who will address the cadets during the parade, and other special guests. In addition, the Highty-Tighties will play, and Skipper, the corps cannon, will be fired three times: when the cadets reach the Drillfield, at the first note of the national anthem, and the first note of “Tech Triumph.”

The event is open to the public.

Free parking is available around the Drillfield and no visitor’s pass is necessary on weekends. Parking is also available in the Perry Street Lots and the Perry Street Parking Garage near Prices Fork Road. Find more parking information online.

For more information, contact Shay Barnhart at 540-231-8721 or