Celebrating 100 Years
We're excited—there's a real buzz around the Georgia Tech campus this fall as our Yellow Jacket Marching Band prepares for its first appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®. This year the Marching Band is turning 100, and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our first century than by performing in the world-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®.
A Unique Opportunity
Being selected to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® is a true honor, as only two college bands are invited each year. The entire Georgia Tech Marching Band, composed of approximately 350 students, will make the journey—so we'll have quite a presence on the streets of New York on Thanksgiving morning. With nearly 2.5 million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan and more than 44 million television viewers, we truly have a unique opportunity to promote the Georgia Tech brand across the nation.
The Band and Music at Georgia Tech
Music has a long tradition at Georgia Tech. Established in 1908, the Yellow Jacket Marching Band is one of the oldest such programs in the country. More than 1,100 students sing, play, or study music each semester—at a university that offers no undergraduate degrees in music. All of these students are committed to making music a part of their collegiate experience as the Georgia Tech program offers unparalleled fellowship, an exceptional creative outlet, and a unique vehicle for demonstrating their abundant school spirit. The Marching Band is an integral part of the campus community, greatly adding to the quality of life at Georgia Tech.