Golden Eagle Band
The University of North Georgia (UNG) Marching Band is the oldest college marching band in the state of Georgia and is one of the oldest in the United States. In continuous existence since the founding of the university in 1873, the band serves as the official musical representative of the university and its nationally recognized Corps of Cadets.
As the university has grown and changed over the past three centuries, the UNG Marching Band has similarly evolved from a traditional military band into its present form as an indoor competitive marching ensemble, comprised of four captions: winds, percussion (both battery and front ensemble), and color guard. Members of the ensemble are drawn from the university student body at-large and from all 5 of the UNG Campuses.
While the band continues its important service to the Corps of Cadets, its primary focus today is the preparation and performance of indoor marching shows, designed for competitive success in the Independent World Division of the WGI Winds competitive circuit and Drum Corps International's SoundSport division.