Band: Marching Chiefs
University: Florida State University
Current Director: Patrick Dunnigan
Fight Song: "FSU Fight Song"
Today's Home Game: Florida, 3:30 p.m.
I won't pretend that I'm entirely comfortable with all of the Native American imagery and symbolism used in American sports and the Tomahawk Chop - made famous by the Atlanta Braves but originated at Florida State - is certainly among the more problematic. That said, from a purely musical/theatrical standpoint, "Seminole Uprising" is awesome:
A well-established theme in this series, I love it when a band sings. The song "Hymn of the Garnet and Gold" has a nice story. The university solicited submissions for a school alma mater and "The Hymn" was among those not accepted. The marching band, though, has claimed it as its own. The following clip, with band and fans singing together, is truly lovely: