A group view of the marching band performing.

350 Students. 37 Majors. 1 Marching Band.

350 Students. 37 Majors. 1 Marching Band.

 “Ladies and gentlemen, the Institute is proud to present a spectacle of Georgia Tech tradition and pageantry…”

Students in the Yellow Jacket Marching Band come from a wide range of colleges and courses of study, yet they find the music program offers plenty of fellowship, an exceptional musical outlet, and an abundance of school spirit to complete their educational experience.

Now in its second century, the Yellow Jacket Marching Band is one of the oldest band programs in the country.

Throughout its history, the Marching Band has performed at such prestigious events as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Orange Bowl, the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Music City Bowl, the Sun Bowl, the Citrus Bowl, the Gator Bowl, the All American Bowl, the Aloha Bowl, the Seattle Bowl, the Carquest Bowl, the Peach Bowl, the Final Fours in Denver and San Antonio, numerous other NCAA events and the Dublin, Ireland St. Patrick's Day Parade.

From RAT caps to 'The Horse', the Yellow Jacket Marching Band acts a keeper of Georgia Tech musical and campus tradition. The Marching Band plays the Georgia Tech fight song at every sporting event to support the Georgia Tech athletic teams and energize students and fans.

After graduating from Tech, band members return to play in the Alumni Band. Founded in 1979, this alumni group returns to Georgia Tech every year for a reception and a performance during a football game.


Read about the rich history of the Yellow Jacket Marching Band.


Learn about the Marching Band's time honored traditions.


Read about the Band Alumni Association.

Band Leadership

As active and large as the marching band is, it takes a strong team of faculty and student leaders to keep things running smoothly, and ensure that everyone sounds their best at every event. Meet the faculty who lead it, and the many specialized leadership roles students assume to keep the band Ramblin' on.

Faculty and Staff

Meet the School of Music faculty who direct the Marching Band.

Student Leaders

Several levels of student leadership are required for a band this large.

Student Organizations: Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

KKPsi students in a group posing for a photo.

Kappa Kappa Psi is a national honorary co-ed fraternity for college band members that exists to serve and promote college bands, stimulate campus leadership and academic achievement, and connect with the community through music.

Tau Beta Sigma is a national honorary band co-ed sorority serving collegiate bands and empowering women in the band profession. “Our mission, through our sisterly bond, is to foster music appreciation, encourage leadership, promote academic achievement, and provide outstanding service to the members of the Georgia Tech Band, the Georgia Tech community, and the local community.”


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