Nothing Finer in the Land…
Founded in 1905 as a twenty-member cadet band, today’s Redcoat Band numbers over 430 members and is among America’s elite collegiate marching bands. The Redcoats perform at all home football games, select road games (including the annual Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville), and at other university and community events. If you are interested in being a Redcoat, please see our Prospective Students page.
Redcoat Band Directors
Dr. Mike Robinson
Dr. Mike Robinson is Director of Athletic Bands and Director of the Redcoat Band. In addition, he serves the Hodgson School of Music as Undergraduate Coordinator, teaches courses in Conducting and Music Education, and conducts the Symphonic Band.
Prof. Brett Bawcum
Brett Bawcum is Associate Director of the Redcoat Band and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Georgia. Mr. Bawcum assists with all aspects of the Redcoat Marching Band and serves as its primary drill-writer. He also directs the Basketball and Volleyball Bands.
Prof. Rob Akridge
Rob Akridge is Associate Director of the Redcoat Band and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Georgia. He assists with all aspects of the Redcoat Marching Band including administration, drill design, and instruction.