Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kids Day at Camp set for August 4

The Buffalo Bills announced that Kids Day at Camp will be Saturday, August 4th from 2:00-6-00 p.m. at St. John Fisher College. The team practice is from 3:00-5:30 p.m. 
Kids Day at Camp will feature face painting, photo souvenir opportunities, interactive games, and visits by Billy Buffalo and the Buffalo Jills. In addition to players signing along the fence after practice, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and Chris Kelsay are scheduled to sign autographs in the Kids Autograph Tent.
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Buffalo Pro Cheer Photos of The Week

Desiree and Amanda at last year's postgame party
This week, we take a look at the BvB player with the least time served on the Buffalo Jills. Desiree was only with the squad a few months but that short time was still long enough to make an impact on some children she met at the Taste of Buffalo in 2005, one of whom wanted to be like her when she grew up. Needless to say, that was easily the highlight of her Jills career. Originally from New Orleans, she spent 9 years cheerleading and 2 in gymnastics and is now in her 2nd year with the BvB organization. You can donate to the BvB though Desiree at Desiree will be one of the ladies you can bid on for a date at the BvB Kickoff Party and Bachelorette Auction on Aug 17th with a date package that includes. among other things, a Swedish Massage at Excuria Salon and Spa, a WNY Sky Diving Gift Certificate, a $100 Gift Certificate to Tempo, and a whole lot more!
Desiree and Danielle at last year's Kickoff party
Alicia, Stephanie C, Lauren K, and Stephanie G at the 1st Annual Dance Fair and Expo
From the Bandettes comes a photo from the 1st Annual Dance Fair and Expo held this past March. Shown posing for the camera are Alicia, Stephanie C, Lauren K, and Stephanie G. With the exception of Stephanie G, who just finished her 3rd and final year on the Bandettes, all these girls were rookies in 2012 and I have a hard time imagining they won't all be returning for 2013 with tryouts being announced in September.
From Jills Ambassador Squad captain Laura comes her 2nd episode, in which she, Courteney, and Jacki talk about 1st date tips. Get involved with the program at

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jills cover announced and a new web series from Laura

The 2012-13 Buffalo Jills Swimsuit Calendar has been all shot and today, the girls were told who was getting to grace the front cover and the winner is.....Alyssa B, in her 4th year on the Buffalo Jills Ambassador Squad

Congrats, Alyssa!

After a hunting series on ESPN2 2 summers ago and a short stint as the CW23 girl, 6th year Buffalo Jills vet and Ambassador Squad captain Laura has a brand new venture in the form of a web-based series on dating and relationships. The show includes viewer questions and takes viewer suggestions on topics. The 1st webisode guest stars Jacki and Alyssa B and is about how to approach girls. See everything at

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Photos from the Blondes Vs Brunettes Beer Blast

Desiree (2005), Jenn (1997-2004), and Danielle (1998-2002)
The Blondes Vs Brunettes series is now in its 4th year in Buffalo and, like usual, there are a number of Buffalo Jills alumni involved in it this year. To help raise more funds for the organization, which supports the Alzheimer's Association of Western NY, the BvB held a Beer Blast at Kronie's on Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore Friday evening. Three of the now five Jills alumni signed up were in attendance for the event which packed up Kronie's patio area as well as the indoor area of the bar. In addition to Danielle, in her 4th year, Jenn and Amanda, in their 3rd years, and Desiree, in her 2nd year, Julie L, who spent 1997-2002 on the sidelines as a member and a captain on the Buffalo Jills, is newly registered with the BvB to play for the brunettes in this year's game.
Desiree with BvB co-chair Tracey
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Coming up next is the Blondes Vs Brunettes Kickoff Party and Bachelorette Auction at Statler City on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo on August 17th. $25 admission includes food and drinks as well as raffles and the chance to bid on a date with a beautiful blonde or brunette.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Buffalo Pro Cheer Photos of The Week

Jess L and Stefanie at the 2008 Fundraiser
Stefanie J spent 5 years with the Buffalo Jills, dancing on the sidelines from 2006-2010. Stefanie had a pretty eventful career with the Jills, starting with 2 trips to the Middle East visiting the troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In addition, she showed off her gymnastic abilities most of her career with the Jills but had to hold off on that and performing in general early in 2009 when she was sidelined with a foot injury. And who says cheerleading isn't a sport?  Her friendships on the squad and the thrill of performing are what kept her going, as well as the ability to watch her team play from as close to the action as you can get. Out of all the Jills I've covered since I started working closely with the squad, Stefanie had to be one of the, if not the, most focused on how the game on the field is going. She would've probably lined up and played if she could've gotten away with it just to ensure a win!
Jacki, Stefanie, Jill, and Danielle at Bills Training Camp 2010

Ashley and Kirsten at NLL All-Star game
From the Bandettes comes a photo from the NLL All-Star game held in February at the First Niagara Center. Shown in a photo taken just prior to the Bandettes' 3rd intermission performance are 4th year vets Ashley and Kirsten.  After 3 years dancing, Ashley headed up the newly-formed Ambassador Squad in 2012, a trio of Bandettes who focused on suite visits and pregame parties while the dancers were able to concentrate more on the dancing. Long Island-born Kirsten spent her 4th season as a captain after spending the bulk of last year as a co-captain before finishing the season as an acting captain after the departure of a few members of the squad.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Buffalo Pro Cheer Photos of The Week

Jenn on the sidelines during a 2004 game
This week, we take a look at another BvB player in our Photos of The Week series. Jenn C is in her 3rd year with the Blondes Vs Brunettes organization and is currently the leader as far as getting donations and here's the kicker. She won't be able to play this year, expecting her 2nd child. Even with work, pregnancy, and raising a 7-year old, she's still putting a lot of energy into BvB and that's not surprising in the least to those of us who know her. Eight years with the Jills as well as one with the Bandettes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her drive and dedication. She's the type of woman who likes to see things through and won't quit until she's achieved what she wants to. Beyond that, she's got a uniquely honest take on a lot of things and while she refers to it partly as being a smartass, it's more a case of being wise beyond her years. You can donate to the BvB through Jenn at
Jenn and Danielle H after last year's game

Jessica and Chrissy at the Bandits season finale
From the Bandettes, we have a photo from the Bandits season finale. Prior to the game, the Bandettes were selling autographed lacrosse balls to the fans coming in to help cover costs of running the squad. Shown in this photo are 2nd year vets Jessica and Chrissy, both of whom we hope to see back for a 3rd season.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Buffalo Pro Cheer Photos of The Week

Eileen, Omarlla, Ayeshia, and Katie K at Training Camp 2009
This week, we take a look back at a lady who spent an incredible 11 seasons with the Jills. Of course I'm talking about Eileen, who spent 2000-10 on the sidelines of Ralph Wilson Stadium, the last 2 seasons as a captain after first getting named co-captain in 2006, the season after she got named to the Pro Bowl. She then followed that season with a trip to Iraq with 7 other Buffalo Jills to visit the troops. Then in August of 2007, she led another group of 8 Jills to Afghanistan and spent some time visiting the troops in the Balkans as well. Her favorite part of being a Jill was probably the time the squad spends with the Jr Jills...she absolutely loved getting to give the next generation of cheerleaders encouragement and helping them learn different routines and cheers.
Nicole, Kelly, Emily, Katie K, Omarlla, Christina, and Eileen in Toronto 2010
Stephanie G and Carissa at Bandits-Swarm Game
From the Bandettes comes a photo from the Bandits-Swarm game held on St Patrick's Day this year when the players and the Bandettes all wore green to celebrate the holiday. Bandits jerseys were auctioned off after the game for charity. Prior to the game, Lauren B's line greeted fans as they came through the gates while Kirsten's line was at the top of the escalators going up to the 100 level. Shown seated are 3rd year vet Stephanie G and rookie Carissa. Sadly, this was Stephanie's last year as she's moving to the Big Apple for work in the coming months. We can only hope the stunning Carissa is a mainstay with the Bandettes for the next several years.