What’s that coming down the track?
It’s a huge machine in red and black—also known as the Redcoat Marching Band.
This iconic ensemble features more than 400 musicians and auxiliaries, which refers to the Flagline, Georgettes, Majorettes, and Feature Twirlers. They set the tone at every home football game in Sanford Stadium, and that’s no small task. Here’s a sneak peek into home game day in the life of the Redcoats when the Bulldogs take the field at noon.
The Redcoats begin the day bright and early with breakfast at their practice field. After breakfast, the Redcoats spend the next hour and a half warming up and rehearsing. This includes a walkthrough and run of their halftime show.
A short bus ride later, the Redcoats arrive at Sanford Stadium. From now until kickoff, the Redcoats will set the scene for Saturday in Athens at events like the Dawg Walk in the Tate Center parking lot. At the Dawg Walk, the Redcoat Band is joined by UGA cheerleaders and Dawg fans to cheer for the football team as they enter the stadium.
Pregame in Sanford Stadium begins! The Redcoats head down to the field to welcome the Dawgs prior to kickoff. Then they return to the stands to play some of UGA’s most well-known tunes—like “Glory” and the Georgia Fight Song—during the game.
The second quarter ends, and the halftime show begins! The Redcoats head back down to the field and prepare to begin their performance. During this game, the Redcoats paid tribute to the Bulldog’s journey to the historic 2021 season by showcasing a championship-themed performance.
The game is over, and the Redcoats are headed home after a win! Be sure to check out the Redcoat for a Day video on TikTok for more behind-the-scenes looks at game day with the Redcoats.