Ram Regiment Headed to the FL Classic BOB … Again!!


Ram Regiment Band at the 2019 Florida Classic Battle of the Bands

Josh Velez, Ram Regiment Band Director

Get loud and proud, Lakes! Why? … Here’s why!

The Ram Regiment has just been selected to perform at the 2021 Florida Blue Florida Classic Battle of the Bands!!! Only 8 bands are selected from over 30 to 40 applicants from the entire Southeastern United States!! This makes 5 selections in the last 6 years and 15 in the last 20 years!! Lakes is definitely on top!!!! Why is this such a big deal? What exactly is the Florida Classic?

“The Florida Classic is more than just a football game and more than an in-state rivalry. It is now the largest football game between two historically Black Colleges [Florida A & M University and Bethune Cookman University] in America, surpassing the Bayou Classic between Grambling and Southern in New Orleans as the top attended game in NCAA Division I-AA as well as the nation’s largest football game between two Historically Black College/University (HBCU) schools” (campingworldstadium.com). This year’s Florida Classic is Saturday, November 21 at 3:30 in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl; the Battle of the Bands is Friday, November 20 at 7:oo pm at the Amway Center. Tickets for both are now on sale. Be sure to step out to this event in support of the Ram Regiment Band!

Only the best of the best bands are invited to perform and compete in the event within an event, the Battle of the [Baddest] Bands! Congratulations to the Ram Regiment Band for making the cut for this year’s BOB!