University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 102

Production title:  "Bangs, Beeps, and Blows" - 1963 Halftime Band Show

Production date:  1963

Black and white / Sound

Announcers:  Jim Simpson, Lindsey Nelson, and Terry Brunnen

Available in VHS, DVD, and Sony DV-cam.

Derived from 16 mm film.

Part of the University of Florida Fightin' Gator Marching Band Collection

Telecast of the half-time show at the UF - Georgia Tech game on September 14, 1963.

The football game at Grant Field in Atlanta, Georgia.  The film begins with the announcement of the halftime band show which will take place despite the rainy day.  The name of the UF band show is "Bang, Beeps, and Blows" directed by Dick Bowles.  A small portion of the Atlanta skyline can be seen and then the UF band is shown marching onto the field playing the fight song, "Orange and Blue".  The band show involves the narration of a brief history of musical instruments in a band.  The "bang" is represented by the drums which then perform.  The "Beeps" is represented by double reed instruments which originated in the mid East.  Finally "Blows" is exemplified by conch shells which were the precursor of  brass instruments.  Eight members of the UF band stand in a line and each blows into a conch shell as part of the musical medley.  A salute is then given to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the UF band commences playing "I'm a Ramblin Wreck from Georgia Tech".  The UF band then plays the fight song again and then leaves the field playing "Dixie".  There is a view of the crowd holding many umbrellas in the stands and then the film ends.

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