Boasting a membership of more than 340 students, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band is one of the oldest programs in the country.
It started in 1908 when a small groups of 14 musicians got together to play school songs and support the football team. Today it is a cross-section of the student body who are committed to the music. It is housed in the School of Music in the College of Design.
The Georgia Tech alumni magazine called the band the soundtrack to Tech football.
The magazine recently profiled the band, describing it this way: "During the game, the marching band huddles on bleachers in the stands, a sea of white uniforms accent-ed by shimmery bands of gold. As a unit, the band writhes and shakes with an unabashed intensity, working the surrounding crowd into a frenzy with their infectious energy and unmistakable sound. These student musicians are having a good time, and this liveliness translates to the crowd."
Throughout its history, the Band has performed at such prestigious events as the Orange Bowl, Music City Bowl, Sun Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Gator Bowl, All American Bowl, Aloha Bowl, Seattle Bowl, CarQuest Bowl, Peach Bowl, the Final Fours in Denver and San Antonio, and numerous other NCAA events.
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