Glory, glory, old march discovered


UGA’s first school song, composed 100 years ago, was returned home after being discovered for sale on eBay. 

“The Red and Black March” was penned by the first director of the UGA band, a ragtime military band that would later become the Redcoat Band. Lloyd Winstead, associate director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and a former Redcoat, bought the score from a music store in Eldridge, N.D., for $12.50 and returned it to UGA. 

It will be kept in the university’s Hargrett Library for rare and historic documents.

The only known reference to the piece is in a history of the Redcoat Band written in 1962, which briefly mentions the march as “Georgia’s first original school song” and notes that “all copies of the work have been lost.”