Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Another NFL Cheerleader Lawsuit has hit the news

Ex-cheerleader sues NFL over low wages
 A former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader filed a federal lawsuit alleging NFL executives and team owners conspired to suppress wages for cheerleaders.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the woman identified only as "Jane Doe" names the league and each football team and seeks class-action status for all NFL cheerleaders, described in court papers as "female athletes."

The NFL and its owners conspired "with the purpose of reducing market competition among female athletes and thus ensuring female athlete earnings remained far below fair market value," the suit alleges.
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Last week, a suit involving the Jets Flight Crew was settled but in Buffalo, the Jills' status is still up in the air with a lawsuit filed against the Bills, the NFL, Citadel Radio, and Stejon Productions. Even after that complicated suit is settled, there may still be more hurdles depending on what kind of contractual agreements are in place with Stejon Productions. When the suits are settled, the Bills will want control of the Jills handled in-house to ensure that everything is on the up-and-up.

New opportunity for pro cheerleaders and dancers coming to Buffalo!

After the Buffalo Destroyers left town following the 2003 season, a void was left in Buffalo, a city with enough of a passion for football to deserve more than just 1 NFL team. The American Football League is planning on having the Buffalo Blitz finally fill that void.

Just as the Destroyers had the Bombshells cheerleading squad, the Blitz has need of a squad and they are currently looking for cheerleaders, dancers, a choreographer, and a manager.

If interested, email with some background of what experience you have. Entries will be notified of tryout location, date, and time with tryouts tentatively scheduled for late February.

Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Marks A New Year And New Team For The Buffalo Bandettes

The Buffalo Bandettes have been wowing crowds with their sassy and strong dance routines for 17 seasons. As the premiere dance team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and the only professional dance team in Buffalo, NY, the Bandettes perform in “Banditland” at every Buffalo Bandits home game at KeyBank Center, which seats over 19,000 fans!
This season marks the second season under the direction of Mandy, who wanted to bring the dancers’ reputation to the next level.
“It’s really cool to see the technical aspect of the Bandettes turn from more of a cheerleading squad, which we had the reputation of, to a professional dance team,” said Mandy, who is also in her fourth season dancing with the team. “Some of us have cheer backgrounds but our priorities growing up were dance. We’re a full team of dancers.”

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bandette Day Party announced!

The evening after the 2011-12 Bandits Open Practice, the Bandettes held a meet-and-greet at Cobblestone in which fans could not only meet the squad, but win raffle prizes to help the Bandettes organization.
That event is back this season with the party happening in the afternoon. The 2016-17 Bandits Open Practice hasn't been announced just yet but we expect info on that soon. The event goes from noon to 3 on December 10 at Cobblestone just a short walk away from the arena. Tickets are $15 apiece and include 2 drink tickets.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bandits schedule released!

Today, the National Lacrosse League released their 2017 regular season schedule so we now know when we'll be able to see the Buffalo Bandits, and Bandettes, in action at the newly renamed KeyBank Center. All but 1 of the 9 home games will have the typical 7:30pm start with the March 3rd game against Rochester facing off at 7pm, the day before the teams meet again in Rochester's Blue Cross Arena at 1pm.

  • Fri.    Dec. 30    vs. Colorado    7:30 p.m.
  • Sat.    Jan. 14    vs. Georgia    7:30 p.m.
  • Sat.    Jan. 21     vs. Vancouver    7:30 p.m.
  • Sat.    Jan. 28    at New England    7:00 p.m.
  • Fri.    Feb. 3    at Toronto    7:30 p.m.
  • Fri.    Feb. 17    vs. New England     7:30 p.m.
  • Sun.    Feb. 19    at New England    1:00 p.m.
  • Sat.    Feb. 25    vs. Toronto    7:30 p.m.
  • Fri.    March 3    vs. Rochester    7:00 p.m.
  • Sat.    March 4    at Rochester    1:00 p.m.
  • Fri.    March 17    at Vancouver    10:30 p.m.
  • Sat.    March 25    at Rochester    7:30 p.m.
  • Sat.    April 1    vs. Saskatchewan    7:30 p.m.
  • Sat.    April 8    at Calgary    9:00 p.m.
  • Fri.    April 14    at Toronto    7:30 p.m.
  • Sat.    April 15    at Georgia    7:05 p.m.
  • Sat.    April 22    vs. Georgia    7:30 p.m.
  • Sat.    April 29    vs. Toronto    7:30 p.m.

Regarding the Bandettes, they already held one audition workshop last night at KeyBank Center and are holding another one Thursday night at 6:30 in the Lexus Club. Tryouts themselves are next week!

As far as the coverage of the Bandettes that we've provided for the last 11 seasons resuming after what happened with an obnoxious security guard at the end of last season, that's still up in the air. This site is for the fans as well as for the ladies who make up Buffalo's Pro Cheerleading/Dance squads but if someone has it in for the fans and the Bandettes that much, there's not much we can do. We're hopeful that things can be resolved because it would be a shame if the 2017 squad gets deprived of the same treatment past squads have gotten because of some classless person.