I attended the much anticipated Wagon Wheel game on Oct. 1. Because I am in the band, my football game experiences are different from a non-band member’s experiences. My game experience began at 4:30 p.m. at the Music Building where the band gathers to march over to the stadium. This is a new tradition that the Greyhound Sound is starting, but it is a pretty neat one.
Before the game began, we rehearsed on the field for halftime and performed a little concert as people were coming into the game. About 15 minutes before the game starts, the band performed the pregame show with the fight song, school song, American Medley, and the Star Spangled Banner.
Once the game began, the band played cheer bits to try and pump up the crowd and the football team. Throughout the first half of the game, it was a little hard to watch because the team was losing by quite a few points and it didn’t seem like we were going to win. However, our band director, Mr. Dustin Seifert always encourages us to stay optimistic and cheerful, so we did.
During half time, the WT band got to perform. Their performances was “The Incredibles” theme song, which was super cute. Then we performed our show from Earth, Wind, and Fire, which I think is groovy and perfect to pump up the crowd. We were then followed by the dance team and spirit squad.
The second half was a completely different story from the first half of the game. Everyone seemed rejuvenated; the ENMU football team returned to the field powerful and hungry for the win. It was so exciting to be able to watch the comeback of the team.
As they caught up to the WT team, the crowd became more excited and cheerful. Finally, the score was 39-30 with ENMU in the lead. Seconds before the game ended, the student section, as well as the football team, rushed over to the Wagon Wheel. Victory was ours
Over all, it was amazing to get to experience that kind of game. It is wonderful getting to contribute to the game in some way. I wouldn’t change being in the band for anything. Go Greyhounds!