University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 103

Production title:  Band Shows at the 1975 UF vs FSU Football Game

Production date:  1975

Color / Sound

Total running time:  00:30:00

Producer:  Perdue Motion Picture - Gainesville, Florida

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

Derived from 16 mm film.

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

Frank B. Wickes is listed as the Band Director at the beginning of this film.  The band show was presented at the October 18, 1975 football game between the University of Florida and Florida State University.

The announcer can often not be heard and the sound track with the band music is somewhat distorted.

The pre-game band performances begin with the FSU band on the field along with the Centennial Color Guard.  The UF band then takes the filed with the drum major Brian Brown directing the band.  The band is shown leaving the field but in the next sequence the UF band is suddenly on the field in place.  The band plays "Dixie" and then forms the letters UF and the football players run out onto the field through the open section at the top of the letter "F".  After this the band marches off the field.   The half time show commences and the FSU band members rush onto the field and form a large square shape.  They then form kaleidoscopic configurations while playing their instruments.  The half time show continues with the UF band and at the start of their program the band forms a gramophone.  A salute is given to the recording industry in formations on the field and music.  The football team runs onto the field for the second half of the game and the film ends.

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