BOTR Game of the Week, Week 12

As you may have noted, there's no High Notes for this past week. Plans kept me from watching too much football.

A few weeks ago, there was no need to ask anyone what the game of the week was. The buzz was everywhere. The game of the week was the GAME. OF. THE. CENTURY.--LSU vs. Alabama, #1 vs #2, in an SEC West matchup that may very well determine one of the national championship competitors.

My Band on the Road Game of the Week this week is a similar no-brainer. the incomparable FAMU Marching 100 and the estimable Marching Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University. For those unfamiliar, the two will meet in the Florida Classic, an annual rivalry game between the two HBCUs and MEAC conferencemates played in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. Tonight, both bands, as well as numerous high schools, will participate in the Battle of the Bands in the Amway Center, and of course on Saturday, there'll be much to be had from both bands throughout the game, in the 5th, and, of course, halftime.

While you've heard me rail against ESPN for their band coverage, I'll give a bit of credit here. Their YouTube page has a couple of videos from the Classic and the Battle of the Bands in years past: