University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 107

Production title:  1965 Homecoming Band Show

Production date:  1965

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

There is no production information given. 

The film begins with a cover of a football program showing a picture of some of the Gatorettes and the large drum on Florida Field.  The band can be heard playing on the sound track. The band members are then shown seated in the stands and playing their instruments.  The film skips and the band is next seen marching onto Florida Field. A fanfare is played and then the song "Carolina" to salute UF's football opponents North Carolina State.  The band then plays "We are the Boys of Old Florida" and the fans sing along.  A welcome back is given to director emeritus Harold B. Bachman who then conducts the band in the playing of the National Anthem.  The camera shows the crowd in the stands and some of the buildings to the south of the Stadium as Weil Hall, the Women's Gym, and the Music Building (formerly the "New" Gym).  The film is a little underexposed in this segment but then lightens.  The band is shown marching off the field.

The halftime performance has the band marching in from the end zone with drum majors Randy Williams and Joel Pace.  As the band marches down the field playing the fight song the card section has the message "Welcome Alumni".  The announcer states that as the Gators cheer the 400th Year the band will play tunes to celebrate the history of Florida.  The Homecoming Queen, Cathy Green,  and her court (Ann Camp and Paula Hicks) and escorts walk onto the field and the award trophies are presented.  The Alma Mater is played and sung and the Homecoming Queen, her court, and escorts walk off the field.   The final segment is some type of presentation.  A small group is shown on the field but the film is somewhat underexposed and there is no sound.  The film then ends.

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