Open to qualified students by audition. The Golden Eagle Marching Band is the oldest student organization on the North Georgia campus. Formed in 1873 as a part of the Corps of Cadets, the Golden Eagle Band has a long and rich heritage as the marching band at North Georgia. Unlike most high school marching bands who perform for football halftimes and in adjudicated marching contests, the Golden Eagle Band’s primary duty is to develop and produce an indoor marching show with design elements similar to those of Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. The band performs this program during its annual spring tour.