University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 106

Production title:  1971 Homecoming Band Show

Production date:  1971

Color / Sound

Total running time:  00:23:00

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

Derived from 16 mm film.

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

Producer:  Perdue Motion Picture and Television Company

The film begins with the band marching onto the filed and the names of the drum majors, Spike Jones and Elissa Rosenblatt, are mentioned.  As the band marches the members spell out the word "GATORS".  They then play "Maryland my Maryland" as a salute to the other team.  The Scabbard and Blade gun crew moves into position for the gun salute and the announcer states the Reverend Sam Banks is to give the invocation.  The national anthem is played and the flag is shown being run up the flag pole.   A few other musical numbers are played as the band moves into various configurations on  the field.  The cheerleaders and football team are shown running out onto the field and the band marches off.  The announcer is heard giving the starting line ups for each team and some brief football action is shown.

The halftime band show begins and the announcer states that some nostalgia will be presented. "Sentimental Journey" is played by the band followed by "Blue is the Night".  When the song "Smile" is played the band forms a huge happy face.  The final number in the nostalgia sequence is "Joy to the World".  The Homecoming Queen and her court walk out to the middle of Florida Field and she presents the award trophies.  The film then skips to the playing of the University of Florida Alma Mater and the announcer states that the words are printed on page 66 of the football program.  Some other announcer begins to present the Forest Gay Ferguson award and the film ends suddenly with the same title with which it began.

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