Redcoat Band and other Athletic Bands

Nothin' Finer in the Land...

Founded in 1905 as a twenty-member cadet band, today’s Redcoat Band numbers over 430 members and is among America’s elite collegiate marching bands. The Redcoats perform at all home football games, select road games (including the annual Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville), and at other university and community events. If you are interested in being a Redcoat, please see our Prospective Members page.

Redcoat Band Directors

Dr. Mike Robinson

Dr. Mike Robinson is Director of Athletic Bands and Director of the Redcoat Band. In addition, Dr. Robinson conducts the Symphonic Band and teaches courses in Conducting and Music Education. View his complete bio. 

Dr. Brett Bawcum

Dr. Brett Bawcum is Associate Director of the Redcoat Band and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Georgia. Dr. Bawcum assists with all aspects of the Redcoat Marching Band and directs the Basketball and Volleyball Bands. View his complete bio.

Rob Akridge

Rob Akridge is Associate Director of the Redcoat Band and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Georgia. He assists with all aspects of the Redcoat Marching Band including administration, drill design, and instruction. View his complete bio.