Band of Knights

The Band of Knights is in Macon!
The MGA Band of Knights (BOK) is the official name of MGA's marching band now located in the beautifully renovated MGA Band Rehearsal Facility in the old CEC Building on the Macon Campus. Our new facility includes our main rehearsal hall, percussion studio, large multi-use classroom, piano lab, locker room, practice rooms, library, faculty studios, and student lounge. The Band of Knights Outdoor Ensemble (marching band), Color Guard, Drumline, Percussion Ensemble, University Band, and Jazz Knights jazz ensemble all operate out of the new digs! BOK rehearsals run from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in both the Rehearsal Facility and the band practice field depending on the schedule. The BOK Outdoor Ensemble supports all five campuses including travelling (by charter buses) to Cochran to provide support for home football games.

BOK Class Registration:
New BOK members register for MUSC 1080, returning members register for MUSC 2080

Band Camp:
The Band of Knights band camp will run August 10, 11, 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in our practice facilities on the Macon campus. The Band of Knights gets better every year and, to attain the level of excellence we all want, it is important that we are all on time and ready to roll. Camp will include Guard, Percussion, rhythm section, and Wind sectionals as well as full ensemble movement basics, music rehearsal, and learning drill.

Our 2018 Show:
Our Outdoor Performance Ensemble show this year is entitled “Originals.” Everything in the show was written by Band of Knights (BOK) students and staff. It is a unique and challenging program and it is in keeping with our cutting-edge philosophy of music making, composing, improvising, and teaching. Also, I am pleased to announce that Baltimore lead trumpet player Mike Clark will be joining us in the fall for a series of clinics as well as performing with us at the Heart of Georgia competition. Mike is a monster musician and we are privileged that he has agreed to join us in October!

Dr. Alan Clark