Here is a wonderful story about our GATOR NATION spanning the globe! There was a great article in the Sunday edition of the Gainesville Sun about the University of Florida’s Marching Band. Their band’s official name is “The Pride of Sunshine“, and they are the ONLY marching band from the United States that was invited to perform at the Summer Olympics in London.
There are 230 marching band members and 15 support staff members that left Gainesville on Sunday. Each band member has had to work hard, and save money to pay a portion of their own trip. Each member had about $4,000 of out of pocket expenses to go on this 8- day trip!
The GATOR NATION will be proud – world wide !
Our Pride of Sunshine will be representing the United States of America,
The State of Florida,
and The University of Florida.
I can’t wait to see them on TV. So make sure to tune into the Summer Games, follow all of our local athletes who are competing, and our local Marching Gator Band! It’s great to be a Florida Gator. I know most of us locals here in Gainesville, FL will enjoy the Summer Games even more this year!