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2013 Alumni Pep Band
I know you don't usually hear from me this time of year, but I wanted to let everyone know about a unique opportunity that we have. The Leathernecks Men's Basketball team has been doing very well last year and this year (it's easily the best team since the '90s). They, as well as many other schools have been participating in an ESPN-sponsored "series" called BracketBusters. Essentially, we get paired up with another team and get a game against them (there's also an agreement for a return game the following year). Our opponent this year is Cleveland State of the Horizon League.
Western's BracketBuster game this year is Saturday, February 23rd at 7 PM. That happens to be the same weekend of the School of Music's 26th Annual Showcase of Bands, which is a HUGE event for the School of Music and means that they will not be able to have a pep band at the BracketBuster game.
Here's where you come in. I've talked to a few people already and received permission from both the Bands Office and the Athletics Department to put together an Alumni Pep Band. I'd love for anyone who's interested to take a look at your calendar and see if there's any way you can make it down to participate.
Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see many of you at Western Hall on February 23rd.
- Scott Lawson, Alumni Band Coordinator