BATTLE HYMN STORY
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BATTLE HYMN STORY

UGA Traditions What is the History Behind the Battle Hymn? – Marion English was brass section leader and asked Jeff Simmons to do a warm up for the trumpet section based on the Battle Hymn. Marion’s initial idea came from the slow Elvis version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. They prepared by listening to that recording before Jeff…

HALFTIME 1982: FIRST SANFORD STADIUM GAME UNDER THE LIGHTS.
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HALFTIME 1982: FIRST SANFORD STADIUM GAME UNDER THE LIGHTS.

1982: Georgia win over Clemson 13-7 in Athens. Georgia’s first under the new Sanford Stadium lights as the two preceding national champions met on national TV on Labor Day night with Gomer Pyle himself, Jim Nabors, on hand to sing the national anthem. Herschel had an injured thumb and no one was sure how much he’d play, if…

‘Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation’ has become a powerful pregame tradition at Georgia home games
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‘Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation’ has become a powerful pregame tradition at Georgia home games

From The Athletic On Friday Night this Fall…Don’t Forget the Marching Band By Tori McElhaney  Aug 31, 2018 When the time came for Tyler Richmond to choose an instrument to play during his sixth-grade year, his mom wanted him to play the French horn. “That’s what she played,” Richmond said, “but I just wasn’t really…