Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A couple Jills tidbits

Jami at 2011 1st cuts
First of all, a reminder that tryouts are in full swing and the Jills Open Workshop is being held on Sunday at the Fieldhouse at 1pm. The Workshop typically runs 2-3 hours or so and at it, you'll learn the requirements of being a Buffalo Jill and anyone looking to be a dancer will also be taught a routine to perform on Sunday the 22nd. This workshop is free for anyone looking to tryout but is closed to the public. It's strongly encouraged that anyone wanting to try out make it to this workshop as everything will be covered in-depth. However, if missing the workshop is unavoidable or if you just want extra practice with the captains, there is an optional workshop being held on Thursday, April 19th at the Gold's Gym on French Road in Depew. The fee for this workshop is $20 or $10 for info part only or $10 for dance part only. See all the info on Jills tryouts at
Having worked closely with the Jills the last several years, I've seen a lot of young ladies try out for the squad and sadly, a lot of them have given up after missing the cut the 1st time. Let me just say that's a huge mistake. Not everyone makes it the 1st try. There are several girls who have been on the squad the last several years who missed it their first try...the director of the Buffalo Jills, Stephanie Mateczun missed the cut her first 2 attempts. If it's something you want, you should never shortchange yourself and let a disappointment cause you to give up on your dreams.
In 2004, 7 girls got cut in tryouts but came back to make the squad, including recent Ambassador Squad captain Keisha and co-captain Katie K. Current dance co-captain Lisa and former Ambassador Squad co-captain Amanda F were part of a group in 2006 who missed the cut and came back to make it the following year. I know a number of girls who missed the cut in 2007 only to make it in 2008 and Sara even missed the cut in 2009 before making the squad in 2010.
Jill, Emily, and Amanda V at 2011 Draft Party

Also, the NFL Draft is coming up in a few short weeks and the Bills are once again holding a draft party for season ticket holders on Friday, April 27th. There will be interactive games, concession stands open, souvenir photos, locker room and weight room exhibits, and the Buffalo Jills! With tryouts just concluding the night before, the dance captains will be on hand and will be performing and several other vets may be in attendance as well. Also, Rds 2 and 3 will be shown on the TV and projection screens around the Fieldhouse and Chris Brown typically introduces the Bills 1st rd draft pick at the event as well. Contact your season ticket representative to get your free tickets.

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