Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

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.

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