Smart move: Southern-Georgia contract reportedly requires Human Jukebox perform at halftime _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University's marching band, the Human Jukebox, performs, Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Southern University's A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

When you have the chance to have The Human Jukebox play in your stadium, you make sure it happens.

That was clearly Georgia’s intent when it signed a contract to host Southern University and its famed marching band for Saturday’s game at Sanford Stadium, according to a story on

Written into Georgia’s contract with Southern, which ESPN says includes a $650,000 payment for the lower-division visitor to make the trip, is language stipulating that “the band of the visiting team agrees to perform at halftime of the game.”

Nathan Haymer, Southern’s director of bands, understands why.

“I’m not going to be politically correct. It’s not going to be much of a game. But halftime is where the action is going to be,” Haymer told ESPN. “We’re going to do some different things like that to just amaze the crowd, where they say, ‘How did they do that?’”

See the ESPN story here.