Tennessee Tech Band Bringing Back Color Guard


The 2013 iteration of the color guard for the Golden Eagle Marching Band. (Courtesy: Tennessee Tech University)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF)- Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville is celebrating the return of a traditional part of their marching band.

For the first time in a decade, the Golden Eagle Marchi

ng Band will have a color guard marching alongside them.

It had previously been cut due to a lack of interest and funding concerns, but they are aiming to bring it back for current and prospective students who have been asking for a chance to twirl flags, rifles, and sabers on the field once again.

Dr. Jeffery Miller, the Director of Bands, Tennessee Tech University, said, “Our marching band roughly numbers about 170 and that’s just percussion and wind players. We know that a color guard is an integral part of a marching ba

nd experience. It certainly adds all the visual pageantry and that sort of element that we’re kind of missing.”

The Golden Eagle Marching Band has 10 performances a year including all five home football games.

Auditions for current and prospective students will be announced soon after a color guard instructor is hired.

A link to learn more about Tennessee Tech’s music programs is here.

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