Now’s the Time: Raise the Redcoat Band Teaching Tower

By Sara Emery | Hugh Hodgson School of Music

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Let’s March On: Support the Redcoat Band Teaching Tower

About the Project

Known for its appearances at University of Georgia football games, the Redcoat Marching Band was founded in 1905 as a section of the UGA Military Department. What started as 20 military cadets slowly grew into the band’s current roster of over 400 students that make up “The Heartbeat of the Bulldog Nation.”

Current Scissor Lift

Current Scissor Lift

After much anticipation, and just in time for its 111th season, the “Finest in the Land” UGA Redcoat Band began using their new artificial turf practice field on August 13, 2016. The next step in completing the Redcoat Practice Field is the addition of a multi-tiered teaching tower. Having a permanent structure, instead of the temporary lift currently used, will allow all of the directors to view rehearsals and to provide feedback on the band’s drill and formations from a safe vantage point without interrupting class time to lower and raise the lift.

Current Scissor Lift

Current Scissor Lift

The addition of the Tower will also eliminate the annual cost to rent the temporary lift. Building this tower will also bring the Redcoat’s facilities up to par with standards among our peers at other SEC Schools – currently, we are one of only two schools still without a Teaching Tower. Our Redcoat students tirelessly enhance the UGA Game Day Experience, and deserve the best outdoor classroom and practice facility possible!

Can we count on your support to help build a teaching tower?

Building a Teaching Tower of this size will cost close to $90,000 – but we are hoping Redcoat Band Alumni and Fans will help us crowd-fund $10,000 to help jumpstart our campaign. Can we count on your support?

Potential New Teaching Tower

Potential New Teaching Tower

Accomplishments to date

2000 – The Redcoats become the first SEC band to receive the Sudler Trophy which recognizes bands who have “demonstrated the highest musical standards and innovative marching routines and ideas.”
2004-2005 – The Redcoat Marching Band celebrates its 100th anniversary with an alumni reception after the homecoming game.
2006 – The Redcoats become the first American collegiate marching band to tour China.
2015-2016 – The UGA winter guard placed 7th at Winter Guard International (WGI) Finals in 2015 and 5th in 2016 while they were competing in the largest competitive class.
2016 – The Majorettes win three national championships.

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Sara Emery | Development Officer, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

semery@uga.edu | 706-542-1412

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