Strike up the Band! Each game day would be a lot quieter without these bands in the East stadiums on any given Saturday.
The Pride of the Sunshine
- University of Florida band
- Founded in 1914 as a Cadet Band. Happy 100th Anniversary!!
- Also known as The Fighting’ Gator Band
- Fight Song – “Orange and Blue”
- 2013 Sudler Trophy award winner
- Performed at the opening of Disney World
The Redcoat Marching Band
- University of Georgia Band
- Founded in 1905 as a cadet band
- Fight Song – “Hail to Georgia”
- 2000 Sudler Trophy award winner (The first in the SEC).
- In 1978 performed a wedding themed halftime show and a couple got married.
Wildcat Marching Band
- University of Kentucky band
- Founded in 1893 as an unofficial cadet band
- Fight Song – “On, On, University of Kentucky Fight”
- Their band camp is referred to as Early Week.
- University of Missouri band
- Founded in 1885 from the schools corps of cadets
- Fight Song – “Fight Tiger, Every True Son”
- Mizzou’s largest student organization.
- Lead Harry S. Truman’s 1949 inauguration parade.
The Mighty Sound of the Southeast
- University of South Carolina band
- Founded in 1921 by students
- Fight Song – “Fighting Gamecocks Lead the Way”
- Play Einleitung from Thus Spake Zarathustra when the team enters the field. (now recorded and played over the PA so it can be heard.)
Pride of the Southland Band
- University of Tennessee band
- Founded in 1869 as a cadet band
- Fight Song – “Down the Field”
- In 1883 the band only consisted of cornets
- First halftime performance was in 1902
- Started performing “Rocky Top” in 1972.
Spirit of Gold Marching Band
- Vanderbilt University band
- Founded in 1909
- Fight Song – “Dynamite”
- The band is open to students from the other Nashville area colleges and universities.
- The last show of each season is totally student lead.