Texas Tech University

From Music to Marriage: A Look at Love Found in the Tech Band

Allison Hirth and Jeff Ramazani

February 11, 2020

(VIDEO) More than 300 former members of the Goin’ Band from Raiderland have said ‘I do’ after meeting their significant others in the band.

152. That's the number of married couples listed on a note saved in Keith Bearden's cell phone. Although he estimates that number to be much higher, the former director of the Goin' Band uses social media to track the long-term relationships made in the marching band.

"I would see a marriage (or an) anniversary announcement on Facebook and I would always comment (about) another marriage made in the Texas Tech band," Bearden said. "It became my little moniker every time I saw a couple, so I thought I'd just keep a list of these people."