About the Band

The Georgia State Panther Band is in its seventh year of existence and serves as an integral part of campus life.  The Panther Band performs a pre-game show at all home games, and halftime shows at all games they attend.  In addition to football games, the band performs at university and community events, as well as high school marching band exhibitions.  In addition to the Panther Band, GSU Bands include; Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, Chamber Winds, Concert Band, and Basketball Pep Band.

The Georgia State Panther Band has earned several notable accomplishments in its brief history. They include:

  • Selected as one of the top-five college bands in the Southern Division in 2012 and 2016 by the College Band Directors National Association
  • Invitation to 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, New York
  • 57th Presidential Inauguration Parade for President Barack Obama
  • Selected as one of the top-ten college bands in the nation in 2013 by the College Band Directors National Association
  • Filming in the movie The Watch with Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Parade
  • Filming on CNN’s HNL Morning Express with Robin Meade


Mission Statement

The mission of the Panther Band is to unite the spirit of Georgia State University through entertainment with excellence and energy. While providing a culture of respect and acceptance, we enrich the lives of our members and our GSU community. (developed Fall 2016)