Established in 1983, the Blazin’ Brigade Marching Band is one of the largest student organizations and one of the deepest held traditions at Valdosta State University. Blazin’ Brigade members represent nearly every major on campus. Membership is open to all students regardless of major. For 39 years, Blazin’ Brigade has provided entertaining shows for students, fans, and alumni at home in Bazemore-Hyder Stadium and across South Georgia. We perform a variety of music each season, including three to five different halftime shows while upholding the honor of being one of the longest-running traditions at Valdosta State University.

The Hot Shots Basketball Band is the all-volunteer pep band of Valdosta State University performing at home and away games for the men and women Blazers. This energetic ensemble serves as ambassadors of spirit and tradition for the university.