Fightin' Gator Marching Band

As far as hobbies go, right now Marching Band pretty much takes up my life. The University of Florida Fightin' Gator Marching Band performs at every home game and sends a pep band to every away game. This 330 member organization is the most visible student group on campus.

University of Florida performs pre-game at the 2006 National Championship Game

I have been a member for three years and am currently a section leader for the piccolos. This year we got new uniforms and are looking forward to another potential national championship. Go Gators!

Right now the Gator Band is involved in a "Quest for the Crystal" competition through ESPN. They selected us as one of the top bands in the country, and asked us to perform the theme music to "Indiana Jones." We were then filmed and a short video was placed online. Fans can then vote for their favorite of the bands on the Web site, and at the end of the competition, the winner will receive $25,000.

The video came out yesterday, and I happen to be on it.

A slideshow of pictures from that day was featured in the Independent Florida Alligator is also available on the Inside UF Web site. My picture is on at 1:18.