Marching Chiefs Hold Last Practice Before Flying To California

By: Emily Johnson Email
By: Emily Johnson Email

By: Emily Johnson
January 3, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - The Marching Chiefs saw each other for the first time this afternoon since before Christmas break. They're enthusiastic and eager for their performance at the BCS National Championship game. "Pure excitement. It's really really exciting to be able to represent our university and support our football team on such a huge stage. So we're just all really excited, I'd say that's the word," said Daniel Rosman, Marching Chiefs Drum Major.

The more than 400 members of the band will be performing before the game as well as a halftime show that will have a James Bond theme. "You know written by Adele for them recent Skyfall movie and the original James Bond," said Rosman.

For freshmen in the band they will get to experience the best bowl game in college football during their first year in Marching Chiefs. Freshman Emily Clemons said she couldn't have picked a better year to be in the band. "What a lot of us are excited about is to be around Seminole fans who aren't always in Tallahassee," said Clemons.

Fans and community members were invited to come watch the last home practice before heading to California. Former Marching Chief, Steven Miller was at practice. He said it brought back good memories when he played trumpet in the band. "We didn't get the privilege to go on a great trip like this to Pasadena, so it's kind of living through their eyes," said Miller.

After reviewing their halftime performance the final home practice ended with the War Chant. The Marching Chiefs will be catching a 747 out of Tallahassee Regional Airport tomorrow morning.

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