The Golden Eagle Marching Band, the Pride of Tennessee Tech, has a 71 year tradition and is the musical ambassador of Tennessee Tech University. 160 members, from virtually every major on campus, the marching band performs for all home football games, the annual homecoming parade, and for many functions on campus and in the community.
The Golden Eagle Marching Band performs a varied repertoire including popular, jazz, swing, showtunes, R&B, standards, and popular classics. Custom arrangements are common, and the dynamic visual program enhances a traditionally exciting, exceptionally executed musical program.
While the band regularly changes its halftime shows, the schedule of rehearsals for the Golden Eagle Marching Band is modest and limited to a two-hour period, three days per week on game weeks and two days per week when the football team is out of town. The band, at this time, does not travel to "away" games. No extra rehearsals are scheduled, and no extra fees are charged.
All Tennessee Tech students who have had experience as an instrumentalist, color guard member, twirler, or dancer are encouraged to participate in this wonderful experience. The Golden Eagle Marching Band receives "in lieu of" credit for all students' required physical education credits, and scholarships are available to qualified individuals.
Here's what some of the students say about membership in the marching band.
"Marching Band is like a big family!" -- Steph Rebuck
"I eat, drink, and sleep, purple pride! GO TECH!" -- Seth Fletcher
"Golden Eagle Marching Band. The epitome of Hardcore!" -- Beth Whitaker
"Man I can't get enough of it, talk about energy." -- Mike ShepherdWhat a great way to make friends, maintain your musical skills, and contribute to a great tradition. Be a part of the "Pride." There's a place for you in the Golden Eagle Marching Band.