Known for its appearances at University of Georgia football games, the Redcoat Marching Band (MUSI 4835) was founded 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 male and female students representing the diversity of the University of Georgia at Bulldog football games.
The Redcoat Marching Band is under the direction of Brett Bawcum, Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands. All University students are invited to apply for membership, which is determined by audition. Membership requires a weekly rehearsal schedule and performance at all the UGA home football games. When attendance does not infringe on academic requirements, attendance at away games is required.