Univ. of Georgia Marching Band Honor Gregg Allman

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The life and legacy of Gregg Allman was honored by the University of Georgia with a very special halftime celebration on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, during the SEC Football game between the #2-ranked Bulldogs and the University of South Carolina at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA. The UGA honored the classic rock legend for his remarkable contributions to American music as well as his personal generosity towards the University. Allman died five months’ earlier, on May 27.

Established in 2014 by Allman in partnership with the UGA Music Business Program, the Gregg Allman Scholarship Fund is awarded to students attending the prestigious Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The halftime tribute saw the talented recipients of the scholarship recognized alongside a performance of four classic songs associated with Allman and the Allman Brothers Band by the world famous University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band.

The game was broadcast live on CBS TV.

Watch the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band perform their tribute to Allman with “Ramblin’ Man,” “Whipping Post,” “Midnight Rider” and “Black Hearted Woman”

It was good news all around for the Georgia faithful as the Bulldogs defeated the Gamecocks 24-10 to extend their unbeaten season with a perfect 9-0 record and retain the nation’s #2 ranking behind their SEC rivals the University of Alabama.

Now that’s impressive!

There had been similar events that fall. The previous weekend, the University of Washington Husky Marching Band paid tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 at their Oct. 28 home game at Husky Stadium in Seattle. The band performed songs by Pearl Jam, Journey (“Separate Ways”) and Electric Light Orchestra (“Turn to Stone”).

They were then joined on the field by longtime Yes drummer Alan White and together they performed “Roundabout.”

Watch the University of Washington Husky Marching Band perform their Rock Hall Class of 2017 tribute

The hometown Huskies routed the UCLA Bruins that day, 44-23.

Related: Chicago performed “Saturday in the Park” with the Notre Dame Marching Band on Oct. 21

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  1. jzsnake
    #1 jzsnake 9 November, 2017, 08:15

    UGA is #1 in BCS polls. Get it right.

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