FAMU DRS And Rickards High School Bands To Perform

Release: Tuesday 08/28/2012 (ET)
by Florida A&M Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, FL. (Aug. 23)– 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. Themed as Youth and Community Day, the halftime entertainment for the second home game of the season on October 13th against Savannah State University will feature local Tallahassee high school marching bands from James S. Richards High School and FAMU Developmental Research School. The game will also take on a Pink Theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and survivors worldwide and various community groups.

The entire game will be enhanced with entertainment from local radio personality and the voice of FAMU halftime, Joe Bullard, hosting 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 15th 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 for the New School and DJ Neaux and Will ‘Power’ Packer of Rainforest Films representing for the Old School. The first home game is themed as the Hall of Fame game with FAMU football alumni returning 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 Athletics 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 11th boasting its largest crowd of over 1,000 fans who poured into the Al Lawson Center to catch a glimpse of the 2012 edition of the Rattler Football squad. 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 includes hotel stay and a game ticket.

Opponents for this year’s home games include Hampton University on September 15th, Savannah State on October 13th, South Carolina State University on October 20th, and the homecoming game celebrating FAMU’s 125th anniversary on November 10th against North Carolina Centra

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