UF’s Pride of the Sunshine band makes history in London
By Stephanie Denardo – WUFT-FM
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games kick off tonight with the Opening Ceremony in London’s Olympic Stadium. For the University of Florida’s Marching Band, this means it’s time to get down to business. As the only American band asked to play for the games, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo spoke with Drum Major Ethan Tripp and Drum Major Sarah Piper about how the Gator Band has been preparing for its performance tonight and Sunday.
The Pride of the Sunshine Gator Marching Band will perform this evening before the opening ceremonies and again on Sunday. The performances are not being broadcast, unless they are part of the NBC network’s televised coverage.
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