Manassas Park Resident Makes Virginia Tech Marching Band

Tamara Hanggi, a sophomore at Virginia Tech, was selected to be a part of the band.

A Manassas Park resident was selected to be a part of the Virginia Tech Marching Band, according to a press release issued this month by the school.

Tamara Hanggi is a sophomore majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise within the university's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

She was selected to be a member of the band's flag corps for the 2012-2013 football season. 

Under the direction of David McKee and Polly Middleton, the band will feature great American music throughout the season, in addition to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys.

The band, commonly known as "The Spirit of Tech," was founded in 1974. It has received numerous compliments for outstanding performances at Virginia Tech’s recent bowl games including the 2012 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, GA and the 2008, 2009 and 2011 Orange Bowls in South Florida.

Band members often spend their time volunteering for service projects and have led the demolition parade for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. This year, the band led its 16th Hokies for the Hungry canned food drive at the Nov. 8 Florida State game.

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