We couldn't be prouder of our University of Florida Gator Marching Band. They are the first-ever non-British marching band to perform at The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace and the only American band in attendance at the Olympic games.
Here's a glimpse of their adventures from the 2012 London Olympics - INCLUDING welcoming First Lady Michelle Obama to the stage with the Gator Fight Song.
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Video & story from The University of Florida & WUFT. Photos from UF Gator Band
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The University of Florida Gator Marching Band already made history during their rehearsal in front of Buckingham Palace on The Mall before their big debut during the womenâ€™s cycling event last Sunday.
But the Pride of the Sunshine did much more than just perform. They joined two cultural aspects of two countries together. Bringing American-style marching bands to the world famous British rock band The Beatles on the biggest stage is exactly what the Gator Band accomplished.
As â€œHey Judeâ€ resonated throughout the hallowed parks in front of Her Majesty the Queenâ€™s residence the students in the Gator Band were cheered on by thousands of sporting fans - some of whom had no idea where the University of Florida was.
In addition to their performance at The Mall the Gator Band performed for First Lady Michelle Obama during a â€œLetâ€™s Move!â€ campaign at the U.S. Ambassadors residence in front of some of the most iconic Olympic Athletes.