With the LSU Tiger Band at Mississippi State: Casual pregame tune-up, gametime fun and that oh-so-exhilarating moment of victory _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- While marching to Tiger Stadium, The Golden Band From Tigerland fires the fans up with the LSU fight song as the blimp flies by Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

The Golden Band from Tigerland journeyed to Starkville, Miss., Saturday to cheer the LSU Tigers to a nail-biting victory against he Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The band’s videographer, Moe Athmann, documented the trip and put together this video showing what goes into getting this 325-piece ensemble from Baton Rouge to Davis Wade Stadium and back. Athmann compiled this montage while traveling home with the band. It includes scenes of the bus ride, unloading instruments, last-minute uniform repairs, practice, warm-ups, behind the scenes at the game and lots of fun moments in between.

The Tiger Band’s next appearance will be in Tiger Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 19, when LSU takes on Auburn. As always, fans can get an up close look at the band before the game when it stops to play “Pregame” on Victory Hill before entering the stadium.