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Georgia Redcoat Band collection

Georgia Redcoat Band collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Redcoat Band collection
Creator: Redcoat Marching Band
Inclusive Dates: 1910s-2010s
Language: English
Extent: 6.75 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Collection Number: UA16-006
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Known for its appearances at University of Georgia football games, the Redcoat Marching Band was founded 1905 as a section of the UGA Military Department. What started as 20 military cadets slowly grew into the band's current roster of over 400 male and female students representing the diversity of the University of Georgia at Bulldog football games. The band's first non-military performance was not at a football game, as many would think, but the 1906 Georgia-Clemson baseball game. In 1955, the Redcoat Band as we know today was formed by the arrival of Roger Dancz and his wife Phyllis, who was to become the Director of the Auxiliaries. In 1959, Phyllis Dancz formed the "Georgettes," a dance line that performs alongside the band during the pre-game and halftime shows. Perhaps the most prolific time of the Redcoats in terms of the halftime shows was during the 1970s. By the 1980s, the Redcoats began a new decade in a very enviable spot: as the marching band of the national champions of football. The Redcoats would make three straight trips to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. In 2000, the Redcoats became the first band in the Southeastern Conference to receive the Sudler Award for the "close historical relationship and outstanding contribution of Intercollegiate Marching Bands to the American way of life." Currently, the Redcoats continue to march to the well-known tunes of "Glory, Glory" and "The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation."

Scope and Content

This Georgia Redcoat Band collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. The photograph files, which comprise the majority of the collection, capture the history of the Redcoat/Dixie Band from as early as 1917 to the 2000s era. These files include major figures such as Roger and Phylis Dancz, Gary Teske, and Dwight Satterwhite. Additionally the collection contains newspaper clippings and correspondence that mirror major events seen throughout the photograph files. These materials offer insight concerning the happenings of the Redcoat/Dixie Band at the local, state, and national levels.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia Redcoat Band collection, UA16-006, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Dancz, Roger L.
Dixie Redcoat Band
Football (sports)
Marching bands -- Georgia -- Athens.
Redcoat Marching Band
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Athens.
University of Georgia. Athletic Association
University of Georgia. Bands
University of Georgia. School of Music
University of Georgia. Students

Related Collections in this Repository

Rhett Tanner collection, UA15-003; Dancz family collection, UA0021; Athletic Association photographs, UA0055_1, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Photographs

boxfolder
11Redcoat Band photographs, 1917, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
12Redcoat Band and Majorettes photographs, 1950s
13Redcoat Band photographs, 1955-1956
boxfolder
91Feature Twirlers photographs, 1950s-1960s
oversized_folder
6Jane Wilson Solo Twirler photograph, 1956-1957
boxfolder
92Feature Twirlers photographs, 1958-1997
boxfolder
14Majorette photographs
15Misc. Redcoat Band photographs, 1960s
16Redcoat Band and Majorettes photographs, 1960s
17Misc. Redcoat Band photographs, 1960s
18Misc. Redcoat Band photographs, 1970s
19Redcoat Band photographs, 1970s
110Redcoat Band photographs, 1970-1971
111Redcoat Band photographs, 1971-1973
112Redcoat Band photographs, 1972-1973
113Redcoat Band photographs (1 of 2), 1973-1974
114Redcoat Band photographs (2 of 2), 1973-1974
115Redcoat Band photographs, 1972-1975
116Redcoat Band photographs, 1976-1977
117Redcoat Band photographs, 1977-1978
118Redcoat Band photographs, 1978-1979
119Redcoat Band photographs, 1979-1980
boxfolder
21Redcoat Band photographs, 1980-1981
22Redcoat Band photographs, 1982-1983
23Redcoat Band photographs, 1981-1983
24Redcoat Band photographs (1 of 2), 1983-1984
25Redcoat Band photographs (2 of 2), 1983-1984
26Redcoat Band photographs, 1984
27Redcoat Band photographs, 1985-1986
28Redcoat Band photographs, 1987-1988
29Redcoat Band photographs, 1988-1989
210Redcoat Band photographs (1 of 2), 1989-1990
211Redcoat Band photographs (2 of 2), 1989-1990
212Redcoat Band photographs, 1990
213Redcoat Band photographs, 1991-1992
214Redcoat Band photographs, 1992
boxfolder
31Redcoat Band photographs, 1993
32Redcoat Band photographs, 1994
33Redcoat Band photographs, 1995-1996
34Redcoat Band photographs, 1996
oversized_folder
2Feature Twirler photograph, 1996-1997
boxfolder
35Redcoat Band photographs, 1997
36Redcoat Band photographs (1 of 2), 1998
37Redcoat Band photographs (2 of 2), 1998
38Redcoat Band photographs, 1999
39Redcoat Band photographs, circa 1980s and 1990s
People depicted include Kelly Huff, Kelly Rogers, Rebecca Daeley, Jamie Sa. Andrea Marcatte, Lisa Stellerj, Daren Alexander, Susan Smith, Wendy Spatola, M. Browning, Bonnie Jameson, Steve Keller, Caroline Carady, Dana Brown, Mark Hartfield, John Connally, Susan Widdle, David Cooke, Karalee Novak, Kathy Long, Leigh Prater, Emily Keller, N. White, Mike Noma, Shanen S. Melissa Morris, Chris Dendy, Barbara Smith, Craig M. Preston Jefferson, Lloyd W. Melody Kery, Debbie Brecker, Michelle Cox, Stephanie McCelland, Karen Kubek, Katie Howell, Alice N. Ken S. Lynn Reddish, Hope F. Maureen Kumpf, Kim Vall. Laura Renihardt, Vallirie Harris, Lynn Casseter, Angie Beaeers, Caroline Wade, Mary Snelson, Susan R. Cindy K. Kathy Bagwell, Mark Adams, Sharron, Kim Kemper, Cavanna Collins, Lisa Hood, Trenia Leaeers, Kyle Humphries, Cindy Houston, Kathy Long, Michelle Black, Valerie Harris, Ch. James, Russ Laib, Greg McMinn, Angie Edwards, Julie Welch, Darryl Edison, Craig McAlee, Andy Lester, Barbara Smith, Linda H. David White, Mike N. Nita Browning, Erica Teggeer, Susan H. John Ernst, Dava Chester, Carlton Alford, Betty Christian, Donna Hall, Angie Edwards Jason Character, Bruce Bradford, David Clayton, Stacey Thomas, Kathy Stevens, Amber Shumate, Allision F. Rachel Flacke, Ellen K. Jim S. Susan H. Richard Magner, James M. Terri T. Laura Carson, Jill Stephens, and Bobbie Kendrix.
oversized_folder
8"Redcoat Romance" photographs (1 of 3), 1960s-2000s
oversized_folder
9"Redcoat Romance" photographs (2 0f 3), 1960s-2000s
oversized_folder
10"Redcoat Romance" photographs (3 of 3), 1960s-2000s
boxfolder
310-17Redcoat Band photographs, circa 1980s and 1990s
boxfolder
41-4Redcoat Band photographs , circa 1980s and 1990s
45Gator Bowl Redcoat Band photographs , 1989
46Redcoat dancers, twirlers, flagline , c. 1990s
oversized_folder
3Flagline photograph, 1999-2000
oversized_folder
4Majorettes photograph, 1999-2000
oversized_folder
5Georgettes photograph, 1999-2000
boxfolder
47Concert band , c. 2000s
48Redcoat Band UGA v. Florida , 2000
49Hugh Hodgson School of Music construction completion , c. 2000
410Janfest, 2000
411Symphony band , c. 2000
412Readcoat Band team photograph, c. 2000s
413Janfest honor band, 2001
oversized_folder
7Redcoat Band photographs, 2003
oversized_folder
11Redcoat Band photographs , 2015
boxfolder
414Misc. performance and formation photographs
415Unidentified Redcoat Band photographs (1 of 2)
416Unidentified Redcoat Band photographs (2 of 2)
417Slides of Sudler Trophy presentation - UGA v Vanderbilt , 2000
418Homecoming parade slides, 2000
419October 1985 slides, 1985
420Misc. Redcoat Band slides, c. 1990s and 2000s
421Contact sheets , 1989
oversized_folderitem
11-2Unidentified Redcoat Band photographs, c. 1970s
13Unidentified band panorama , c. 1930s/1940s
14Unidentified Redcoat Band photograph , c.2000
15-9Flagline , 1996-1997
110-11Redcoat Band bowl game , 1990
112-13Peach Bowl , 1995
114-15Outback Bowl , 2000
116-17Cotton Bowl , 1984
118-20Peach Bowl, 1989
121Symphonic band GMEA Convention , 1981
 

2. Clippings

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511930s-1940s
521950s
531950s
541950s
551955-1956
561958-1959
571960s
581962-1964
591966-1967
5101967-1968
5111960s
5121968-1969
5131968-1969
5141969-1970
5151969-1972
516Performance formation graphs , 1960s
5171970-1975
5181973-1974
519Dixie Controversey , 1974
5201975-1976
5211975-1976
boxfolder
611976-1978
621970s
631973-1974
64Letter from President Jimmy Carter , 1977
651980-1981
661982-1983
671982-1983
681983-1984
691984
6101985
6111986-1987
6121987-1988
6131989-1990
6141990
6151991-1992
6161992
6171993
6181994
6191995-1996
6201998
621Roger L. Dancz A Memorial Celebration, 1999
622Roger Dancz A Bandwatcher's Guide
623Roger and Phylis Dancz
624Gary Teske
625Redcoat Band Revisited
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6a1Alumni band records, 1970s
6a2Alumni band records, 1980s
6a3Alumni band records, 1990s
6a4Alumni band records, 2000s
6a52000s
6a6Publicity , 1980s and 1990s
6a7Misc. Publicity
6a8Misc.
 

3. Artifacts

boxitem
71-2Alumni Band t-shirts
73-7Sugar Bowl patches
78Redcoat Band mug
79Relay-for-Life award plaque, 2004
710Redcoat Band handkerchief
711Flagline uniform, 1970s
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81-5Redcoat Band and Sugar Bowl hats
boxitem
711Redcoat Band t-shirt
rollitem
11-3Suddler Trophy poster
roll
2UGA 100 years, 2006 Band, and Suddler trophy
item
12Redcoat Bank drum cover, undated
roll
3Bands 2003-2007, 2003-2007
item
13Sudler Trophy, 2000 October 14
oversized_box
1Drum and drum Sticks, undated
oversized_box
2Plaque, 2000 October 14
box
10Coronet, circa 1910