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. A unique tradition of the band and university is having a trumpet soloist play the first 14 notes of the Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation during pregame. All the fans turn to point at the lone trumpet player in the "upper deck, southwest corner." It is a fan-favorite tradition and one that means so much to the students. Below is a video of a UGA alumnus (also from our trumpet studio) playing the solo in preparation for Georgia's Rose Bowl appearance in 2018.
For more information about the Redcoat Band, visit http://bands.uga.edu/redcoats/index.html