Yellow Jacket
Marching Band

The Spirit And Music Of Georgia Tech

The Spirit And Music Of Georgia Tech

Since its establishment, Georgia Tech has been a home for academic excellence, but it also has a rich tradition of athletic achievement, going all the way back to when John Heisman roamed the sidelines. Since 1908, the Marching Band has supported Georgia Tech athletics with spirited songs famed far and wide. We've played I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech all over the world!

Our Purpose

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band serves two important purposes: to support Georgia Tech’s athletic programs and to represent the Institute around the globe. Achieving those goals requires hundreds of hours of work from hundreds of people putting in their best efforts to bring music and spirit to Institute events. 

This website documents the band, its 114-year history, and the people who come together to keep spirit and tradition alive at Georgia Tech.

Marching Band Groups

Members of the color guard hold their flags on the field

Color Guard

An essential part of game day, the Color Guard brings exciting performances with every appearance.
The Drumline playing on the street outside the stadium before a football game starts.


A driving force for the band, the Georgia Tech drumline is one of the finest in the country.
Trombonists in the Pep band performing at a basketball game.

Pep Band

The Pep band brings excitement to the crowd every Spring semester, regardless of sport.
A twirler holding flaming batons in both her hands and teeth.


Traditionally known as the “Golden Girl”, the Twirler contributes pride and spirit to all Yellow Jacket fans.
Cecil Welch holds a trumpet on the field at Bobby Dodd in front of the Marching Band

Band Alumni Weekend

Marching Band alumni will once again join the Yellow Jacket Marching Band for Alumni Band Weekend. This year, alumni and students will perform together several times: On Friday, November 11, they'll play at the Ferst Center for the Surround Sounds concert. Then, during the halftime show at Saturday's football game, the current band and the alumni band will perform Henry Mancini music as a tribute to Cecil Welch (IM '58), a world-renowned trumpeter and Georgia Tech alum. 

Learn more about Cecil Welch here


History of the Marching Band

What started in 1908 with 14 passionate students has turned into a Georgia Tech institution. Read on to learn about the history behind the marching band: its different eras, incarnations, and people who made it all possible.

Hear the Band

Buzz, the Georgia Tech mascot directing the marching band playing songs at a football game.

Ensemble Opportunities

From vocal to instrumental, from traditional to electronic, the School of Music's ensembles offer a wide variety of performance opportunities.

The Georgia Tech School of Music

A robotic hand playing the piano.
Photo: Georgia Tech School of Music

As you might imagine, Georgia Tech's approach to music is very forward thinking, with technology taking the lead in our academic programs. The School offers undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs in Music Technology, along with performance opportunities from an impressive lineup of musical ensembles.


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