The University of Florida Fightin' Gator Marching Band is one of the largest and most recognizable student organizations on campus. Comprised of over 360 students, the marching band is a collection of some of the most hard-working, intelligent, and enthusiastic individuals at the University and has been since its creation in 1913. The "Pride of the Sunshine" has performed across the country and the globe in destinations such as Phoenix, New Orleans, Miami, and London, England for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
In the city of Gainesville, the band and its members are active ambassadors of the University, the College of Fine Arts, and the School of Music. With performances at every home football game in "The Swamp" and numerous other appearances at away games, fundraisers, galas, luncheons, pep rallies, and on nationally televised programs, the band is a steadfast and honorable symbol of the Spirit of the University of Florida and the Gator Nation.