General Information

Welcome to the University of Georgia Redcoat Band Auxiliaries program! The 2013-2014 Auxiliary unit consists of 17 Georgettes, 11 Majorettes, 3 Feature Twirler3, and 26 Flag Line members. The 57 young women who make up this outstanding program are dedicated to continuing a tradition of excellence that has always defined the UGA Auxiliaries.

Although the Redcoat Marching Band was established in 1905, the band as we know it today was formed in the 1950’s with the arrival of Roger and Phyllis Dancz. Mrs. Phyllis Dancz, who became the first Director of Auxiliaries, is credited with establishing a long-lasting tradition of excellence in the UGA Auxiliaries. After mentoring twirlers in her early years at the university, Mrs. Dancz formed the Georgettes in 1956. This dance line performed with the band during pre-game and halftime, much like it does today. The Flag Line was formed in 1974 to add more color and motion to the halftime show and pre-game. Today the Feature Twirlers, Majorettes, Georgettes, and Flagline comprise the UGA Auxiliaries.

Being a member of the UGA Auxiliaries is very challenging, but extremely rewarding. The practice schedule is demanding and includes workouts and sectional practice times in addition to full band rehearsal. However, each auxiliary unit is directed by their own talented instructor: Cassie Moates (Flag Line), Ashley Clark (Majorettes/Feature Twirlers/Georgettes) and Tashua Sands (Majorettes/Georgettes) coach each auxiliary unit by providing them with innovative, yet classy routines.

The UGA Auxiliaries perform at many different venues including pep rallies, community events, and of course, football games. Each auxiliary unit performs during pre-game and halftime with the band at each home football game in front of 92,746 Bulldog fans in Sanford Stadium. In addition the auxiliaries travel to most away games with the full band, including the annual Georgia vs. Florida game held in Jacksonville, FL and bowl games.
On and off the field, the young women who make up the UGA Auxiliaries are representatives of true Bulldog Pride! There is a tremendous emphasis on team bonding and unity among the auxiliary units, and we encourage all who are interested in joining the Redcoat family to become a part of the UGA Auxiliaries!

For more information please write or call 706-542-1505.


    • First Concert of the Season!

      Watch this spot for a video about the Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s first performance of the fall season on Sept 18. Music by Joan Tower, Hindemith, Jules Strens, Florent Schmitt, and Willem Otterloo.

    • Announcing the 2014 Wind Ensemble Fall Season Repertoire!

      Hod(g)son Wind Ensemble
      Fall 1 (Thursday, Sept. 18)

      Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #1 Joan Tower (3’)
      Symphonietta Willem van Otterloo  (20”)
      Konzertmusik, Op. 41 Paul Hindemith (15”)
      Danse Funambulesque Jules Strens (8”) (Evan Harger, guest conductor)
      Dionysiaques Florent Schmitt/Hauswirth (14”)
      Fall 2 (Thursday, Oct. 9)   (2nd Thursday Series)
      Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #2 Joan Tower (3’)* (Tyler Ehrlich, guest conductor)
      Short [...]

    • Cynthia Johnston Turner New Director of Bands: UGA Press Release

      Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, currently Director of Wind Ensembles at Cornell University, has been named Director of Bands at the University of Georgia.

    • The UGA Wind Ensemble Releases Latest CD on the Naxos label

      Street Song Cover

      The UGA Wind Ensemble’s latest CD “Street Song” was released July 3, 2012…

  • Redcoat Band CD
    "Between The Hedges"

    Get your copy of the "Between the Hedges" CD by the University of Georgia Redcoat Band, featuring songs from Pregame, In the Stands and After the Game. Order Yours Today!