We encourage all alumni, donors and friends of the UGA Redcoat Marching Band to make an annual gift. Gifts of any amount are welcome and appreciated throughout the year. 100% of your donations are combined with those from other donors to help with the many needs of the Marching Band.
In any given year, the RBAA Board will evaluate requests from the Directors. Your combined donations help with scholarship support for all Redcoats (musicians and Auxiliaries), instrument purchases, funding for enhancements to the Redcoat Practice Complex and other needs that arise annually.
The greatest benefit from your donation is the knowledge that your generous gift enhances the marching band experiences of the young men and women representing the University and the UGA Redcoat Marching Band.
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Gifts to the Redcoat Marching Band Endowment Fund build a fund that will be invested in perpetuity, with the interest distributions available to spend on Redcoat Operations consistent with funds definition. The fund shall be used to enhance the overall operations and performance capabilities of the Redcoat Marching Band and related auxiliary groups.
This endowed fund is safely invested and managed through the UGA Foundation. This plan qualifies for Estate Planning purposes and earns UGA Foundation credits. — ENDOWMENT DESCRIPTION —
Ruth Kiney was Secretary of UGA Bands from 1975 – 1995. During her time serving in this capacity, Ms. Kiney became known as the “mom away from home” to the members of the Redcoat Band. More Here >>
The General Fund to help support the ongoing operations of the Redcoat Band. This fund is used in a priority manner by the Directors to cover important projects that would not be possible without this resource. Donate Online Here >>
Funds earmarked for the Auxiliary organization are forwarded directly to the team leaders of the groups to address their many needs. Also, the “Majorette and Feature Twirler Endowment Fund” is an ongoing way to support the success of the group. Donate Online Here >>
The Redcoat Practice Complex became a reality in 2009 as the “Redcoat Home” with space and lights. Phase 2 will provide the much needed Teaching Tower to allow Directors and Staff to perfect those precise drills and entertaining music. Landings at different lavels will allow staff to coach more effectively.
Goal – Major donors are needed to liquidate $40,000 that was advanced to make this project a reality this year. This is a priority and we want to raise this money to repay for the installation.
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Phase 2 includes an 500-seat viewing stand, conditioned storage building and turf. The viewing stands will provide the Redcoats space for seated rehearsals and continue the tradition of local Athens visitors and recruits enjoying the band as they prepare for games.
Goal – Add your name to the seat signage by donating $200 per seat (Minimum 500 seats needed).
Goal – Major donor support will make the storage projects a reality. – Donate Online Here >>
The number of scholarships awarded annually to deserving Redcoats by the RBAA will be determined by level of donations from alumni and friends. Auxiliary and musician scholarships will be awarded based on the approximate percentages to the donating group. Ongoing recognition for donations of $100 or more .
Goal – Continue the 27 scholarships given last year and grow the number of scholarships. – Donate Online Here >>