University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 108

Production title:  Band Show at the UF versus Kentucky Game 

Production date:  1975

Color / Sound

Total running time:  00:16:00

Producer:  Perdue Motion Pictures, Gainesville, Florida

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

Derived from 16 mm film.

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

This film consists of a series of segments from the band show at the University of Florida versus Kentucky football game on November 15, 1975. 

The film begins at the conclusion of the playing and singing of the UF Alma Mater.  The first few measures of the National Anthem are played and then the letters U and F are formed on  the field by the band.  The cheerleaders and football players run onto Florida Field through the top part of the F.  The next and final segment of the film is devoted to the elaborate half time show.   A kaleidoscopic like effect is achieved by the movements of the band members on the field while several numbers are played.   The flag corps then presents a special choreographed routine to the tune of  "Hava Nagila".  The last configuration made by the band is that of a huge alligator during which the traditional "We are the Boys of Old Florida" is played by the band and sung by the fans.  In that formation the band members march off the field. 

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