FAMU announced a new halftime show format for the upcoming football season. Rattler fans will still be able to hear longtime PA Joe Bullard, but in place of the Marching 100, fans will be treated to DJ battles and an slate of known artists throughout the season.
The school did not provide full details but said fan who attend this season’s four home games can expect new entertainment options, including old school vs new school DJ competitions, performances by “major recording artists” and a contest to win a meet-and-greet with the artists.
In addition, the school’s athletics department has partnered with Visit Tallahassee, which promotes the city as a tourist destination, to create travel packages that include game tickets along with a hotel room. The effort is designed to drive game attendance and overnight visits, the school said.
FAMU's band, the Marching 100, will not perform for the entire 2012-2013 school year, so school officials had been looking for new ways to keep students and fans engaged this football season.
Here's a link to the school's press release on the subject.