Gator Marching Band to provide media preview this week

Published: August 28 2013


WHO: University of Florida Gator Marching Band will hold an open practice for media this week in preparation for the first home football game against Toledo.

WHAT: Media will have availability with the band directors, drum majors and musicians following practice.

WHEN: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. The media also may attend a public preview 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.

WHERE: Gator Band Practice Field across from the new Clinical and Translational Research Building, Gale Lemerand Drive.

CONTACT: Steve Johnson, 407-782-2910 (cell),

BACKGROUND: This year is the 100th anniversary of the Gator Marching Band. A special halftime show this fall and banquet on campus will mark the occasion. For more information, go to