High School Marching Bands to be Featured at Home Game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) announces more entertainment for its 2012 football season with a focus on delivering an enhanced football experience and halftime entertainment for fans. On October 13, the matchup will be FAMU vs. Savannah State University for “Youth and Community Day.” The halftime entertainment will feature local Tallahassee high school marching bands from James S. Rickards High School and FAMU Developmental Research School. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rattler fans are encouraged to wear pink.
The entire game will be enhanced with entertainment from local radio personality Joe Bullard.  He will host the DJ battles throughout the game between DJ Demp and DJ Bo Weezy to keep the excitement level and energy high among fans.
FAMU recently announced the halftime lineup for its home opener game on September 15 against Hampton University. Entertainment for the first home game features a halftime performance by major recording artist FUTURE and Joe Bullard hosting the DJ battles between DJ Demp representing the New School and DJ Neaux and “Will Power” Packer of Rainforest Films representing the Old School. This opener is also the “Hall of Fame” game where FAMU football alumni return to Bragg Stadium in recognition of their contribution to the university’s athletics program.
“FAMU Athletics is excited about the talent and promise our team will bring on the gridiron and the new energy this season for an enhanced football experience and halftime production,” shares Derek Horne, FAMU athletics director. “We’re celebrating 125 years of excellence at FAMU, and each game will be an exciting celebration of our history as fans cheer our players on to victory.”
The FAMU Football program takes on a brand new energy this season unveiling a new theme – “Our Team, Our Time: Respect the Game.” The team recently hosted its annual FAMU Fan Day on August 11 boasting its largest crowd of more than 1,000 fans who poured into the Alfred L. Lawson Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium to catch a glimpse of the 2012 Rattler football team. Fans can expect to see more of this excitement on the field this season.
In addition to the game experience, FAMU Athletics is partnering with Visit Tallahassee to create sports travel packages that include hotel stay and a game ticket.
Opponents for this year’s home games include Hampton University on September 15, Savannah State University on October 13, South Carolina State University on October 20, and the homecoming game celebrating FAMU’s 125th anniversary on November 10 against North Carolina Central University.
For more information regarding the 2012 football season, visit FAMUAthletics.com or call (850) 599-3868.

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