University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 105

Production title:  Homecoming Band Show

Production date:  1967

Color / Sound

Total running time:  00:20:00

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

Derived from 16 mm film.

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

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The film begins with some of the band members on the field.  The rest of the band enters from the end zone and march down the field in regular lines.  They then spell out "VANDY" and form another configuration.  An invitation is issued by the announcer for all alumni to join in singing "We are the Boys of Old Florida".  The firing of the cannon and singing of the National Anthem follows with the camera focusing on an overview of the stands and the crowd.  Three men in navy uniforms are introduced and the fans applaud.  The sound is muffled so their names cannot be heard.  The kick off then takes place and there is no sound.

The half time band show commences with the band and the big drum moving onto Florida Field.  Hicky and Matthews are the drum majors.  The Gator fight song ("Orange and Blue") is played as the band advances down the field in straight lines.  The theme for the 1967 Homecoming was the "Peanuts" cartoon and its characters.  The band members form the dog Snoopy and play "How Much is that Doggie in the Window".  They then form Snoopy's WW I plane, the Sopwith Camel.  The Homecoming queen presents trophies for the winners of Homecoming events and she and her court and escorts are named and recognized.  Thanks is given to Florida Blue Key and then the Alma Mater is sung.  During this the camera focuses on some of the buildings on the UF campus to the south east as the twin towers.  The band then plays "Dixie" and marches off the field and the film ends.

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