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GYGO is here!         GYGO is here!

WHAT is GYGO???  Why, that would be "Get Your Grrr On," the brand new CD recorded by our Fighting Tiger Grrr ... Pep Band.  It has lots and lots of your fave FTGPB tunes!  To order your copy, please click below. You may also order copies of GC Symphonic Band concerts via this link.

Click here to order GC Band CDs

Tiger Bands Master Performance Schedule, 2002-03


Click here to view a recent video performance of our FTGPB performing in the Festival of the Horse Childrens' Parade in Georgetown.  (Video takes several  minutes to load; plays automatically.  System must be capable of playing MPEG files.)

Click here to view a recent video performance of our FTGPB performing at a GC home football game.  (Video takes several minutes to load; plays automatically.  System must be capable of playing MPEG files.)


Click here to view photos from the Tiger Symphonic Band Fall Concert, November 24, 2003. 

Click here to view photos from Tiger Bands Dress Like Nuts Day, November 8, 2003. 

Click here to view photos from the October 17-18, 2003 Mini-Grrr...Excursion to Tennessee. 

Click here to view photos from Tiger Band's very busy October 2003 weekend. 

Click here to view photos from Tiger Band Scholar activities in September 2003.  And WHAT happened to BVII??  ... Better check it out! 

Click here to view photos from the Tiger Symphonic Band's April 24, 2003 Spring Concert.  

Click here to view FTGPB photos from Savannah IV, December 19-21, 2002.

Click here to view "Harvest Season" photos (miscellaneous recent band photos), December 3, 2002.  

Click here to view photos from the October 22, 2002 Valvoline Event.  

Click here to view photos from the October 9, 2002 Guest Conductor Mini-Series V with Dr. Earle L. Louder. 

Click here to view photos from the September 13 & 14, 2002 FTGPB first "Working Weekend." 

Click here to view photos from the April 25, 2002 GC Symphonic Band Spring Concert.  

Click here to view photos from the "Get Your Grrr ... On" recording session.  

Click here to view photos from the Kansas City I Grrr ... Excursion.  

Click here to view photos from the Savannah III Grrr ... Excursion.  

Click here to view photos of Turkey Bowl IV, November 24, 2001.  

Click here to view photos of the November 19, 2001 GC Symphonic Band 157th annual Fall Concert.  

Click here to view photos taken during the Fall 2001 Guest Conductor Mini Series, featuring Dr. William D. Bryant.  

Click here to view the Tiger Bands Photo Gallery, which includes shots from the 2001 Festival of the Horse Parade.  

Click here to view photos of the 2001 Tiger Bands Leadership Events & Barbecue.  

Click here to view photos of  the Tiger Band Scholars (Travel Roster) at Savanah II, Fall 2000.  

Click here to see a video and still photos of the FTGPB's trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma in March 2000 as the GC Men's Basketball Team played in the NAIA national championship game.

Click here to view photos of the Fall 2000 Tiger Band Scholar Teamwork Leadership activities and barbecue.  

Click here to view photos of the Fall 1999 Tiger Band Scholar barbecue and Teamwork Leadership activities.

Click here to view a recent concert photograph of our GC Symphonic Band.


Instrumental Senior Recital

Click here to view photos and videos of Jason Reinhardt's Senior Trombone Recital from Tuesday, October 29, 2002.


Symphonic Band Programs

Click here to view GC Symphonic Band concert programs.

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Tiger Band Inaugurates New Series

The Georgetown College Tiger Symphonic Band has begun a new series of ongoing events.  On Friday, March 31, 2000 the Band Scholars of our Symphonic Band participated in our first Guest Conductor Mini-Series.  Dr. Lynn Cooper, director of bands at Asbury College, was on campus to inaugurate this new series.  Dr. Cooper, widely respected throughout the southeastern United States as a leading authority on bands and wind literature, conducted a special rehearsal of the Symphonic Band.  The Band Scholars benefited materially from the wisdom and expertise of this renowned conductor as they prepare for their annual Spring Concert on April 27th, 2000.  

The Guest Conductor Mini-Series will be an ongoing event, which each semester brings to our Georgetown College campus a leading authority on bands, conducting and performance.  Participants in the GCMS will be outstanding band directors representing colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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For over 150 years there have been bands at Georgetown College, making it the oldest college or university band program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  The first band was formed at GC in the spring of 1844 to perform for the spring commencement exercises.  A photograph exists of this band with the historic description, "Music for all Occasions."

The Tiger Bands of today strive to live up to this extraordinary legacy.  Drawing students from many states, and involved in a plethora of academic majors, today's Tiger Bands endeavor to be a focal point of excellence, excitement and enthusiasm for the entire campus community.

For nearly two centuries Georgetown College has been recognized for its distinctive tradition of excellence.  As an innovative community of scholars developing ethical scholars committed to our heritage of Christian discernment, Georgetown is nationally acclaimed for its rich traditions, high ideals, superb faculty and challenging curriculum.  Recognition which Georgetown has received from the Carnegie Foundation, and listings as one of the top liberal arts colleges in America by U.S. News & World Report and college guides such as Peterson's and Barron's, attest to the excellence represented by our college community.

Located on 104 gently rolling acres in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass, Georgetown boasts many fine antebellum buildings in addition to the state-of-the-art Anne Wright Wilson Art Building, the nationally-recognized Rawlings Field and East Campus Athletic Complex, and the recently completed and fabulous Anna A. Ensor Learning Resource Center.  As home to approximately 1500 undergraduate and graduate students, Georgetown College indeed represents a historic and vital seat of learning.

The Tiger Bands, as part of the Department of Music, have a long and enduring tradition of excellence.  Based upon the important Five-Fold Band Tenets of

Academic Excellence,
Musical Achievement,
Spiritual Values,
Leadership, and,
Commitment to the College,

our Tiger Bands strive to remain true to the history, spirit, mission and intent of Georgetown College.  Our Band Scholars are renowned for their exceptional academic prowess, musical participation and service as student leaders across campus.

The primary ensembles of the Tiger Band Program are the Symphonic Band and the Fighting Tiger Grrr ... Pep Band (FTGPB ... locally pronounced fuh-tuh-guh-buh).  Each year the Band Scholars perform for over 100,000 people across the country, and recent travels of "Grrr ... Excursions" have taken the Tiger Band Scholars to Tulsa, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Westminster, Dayton, Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis.

Dr. Peter LaRue has served as Director of the Tiger Band Program since 1993.  Secondary instrumental ensembles at Georgetown College include the Chapel Brass, Handbell Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Ensemble (strings, etc.).