Spring 2015: A review

Spring is a time when the band heaves a heavy sigh, sadly waving our beloved football games and hilarious halftime shows goodbye for 9 months.

Tyler Davis '15 mourns the impending end of football season
Tyler Davis ’15 mourns the impending end of football season

 

However, that doesn’t stop us from having a good time and spreading our spirit!  We attend a wide variety of sports in the spring from basketball…

Daniel Gift '17 grudgingly helps stretch out Brent Read '16 during a basketball game
Daniel Gift ’17 grudgingly helps stretch out Brent Read ’16 during a basketball game

…to hockey…

The trombone section bundles up for a hockey game at Baker Rink
The trombone section bundles up for a hockey game at Baker Rink

…to volleyball!

The band cheers on our Men's Volleyball team as the face Penn State
The band cheers on our Men’s Volleyball team as the face Penn State

 

This past spring was especially exciting, as the women’s basketball team had a PERFECT SEASON, going on an unprecedented 30 game winning streak to earn the No. 9 seed in the Spokane bracket of the NCAA tournament.   So, happily and full of spirit, the band boarded a bus to Maryland to cheer them on, accompanied by the cheerleaders and an iPod full of Space Jam remixes.

The band celebrates with the women's basketball team at the NCAA Bracket Viewing
The band celebrates with the women’s basketball team at the NCAA Bracket Viewing (image courtesy of Princeton University Facebook)

 

President Obama was in attendance and proudly cheered on the Tigers in round 1.  With that game, we upped our winning streak to 31 straight games by defeating of Green Bay. This was the first time that Princeton had won a game in the tournament, and only the second time that an Ivy League school had done so.  Princeton was then eliminated in the following round.

President Obama attends Round 1 of the NCAA tournament (image courtesy of Megan Kennedy '15)
President Obama attends Round 1 of the NCAA tournament (image courtesy of Megan Kennedy ’15)

 

All in all, it was a fantastic spring for the band!