Marching Band Unveils New Uniforms
On Thursday, Aug. 29, the Georgia Tech Marching Band took the field at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium in new uniforms for the first time in nearly a decade.
The decision to change the uniforms was spurred by Tech’s new partnership with adidas that began in 2018. Though the uniforms are not manufactured by adidas, they take design cues from updates to the new looks being worn across Georgia Tech Athletics.
Students and faculty collaborated with G2 Performance on the design. The base of the uniform is white, accented by Tech Gold. The drum major jackets are the inverse. The jackets are also marked with triangular slashes as a nod and homage to campus landmarks such as the Kessler Campanile and Tech Tower.
The new uniforms, made from a more flexible athletic fabric, will keep the band cooler in the South’s sweltering climate. They also include interchangeable short- and long-sleeved T-shirts to wear underneath a sleeveless jacket.
“It was important for us to retain the traditional elements of our band uniform while incorporating a modern look and feel,” said Chris Moore, director of Athletic Bands. “The modular approach gives us the flexibility to have short sleeves in the warmer weather and long sleeves when it is cooler, while maintaining the same overall look.”
Band members are also enjoying the breathability of the new uniforms. Jeremy Schonfeld, a trumpet section leader and computer science major, said, “On gameday this past weekend, I felt a breeze while marching on the field, which I never felt in the old uniforms.”
The band will next appear in their new kits on Saturday, Sept. 14, when Georgia Tech hosts The Citadel at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m.