Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Jills at the 2006 Buffalo Jills Congratulatory Party-revisited

Aimee, Natale, Lori, Diana, Kaitlin B, and Nicole P
This was a cool event that the Jills used to have that gave the fans a chance to meet the new squad and vice versa. It was generally held a few weeks after tryouts and included raffles to help raise money for the girls and some dance performances as well.
Jessica K, Brianne, and Jenica

In 2006, the Jills Congrats Party happened to be held the same night as a Bandits home game against the Rochester Knighthawks. In the 4th quarter, with the game well in hand, I jetted out and made my way up to Chippewa where the Jills were just starting their Congratulatory Party at the Crocodile Bar, where Noir Ultra Lounge now stands. I made it there at about a quarter to 10, when the event was to open to the public, with VIP access only before 10. I was only out front a minute or so when Nichole saw me and brought me inside where rookies and vets mingled with each other and with Bills LB Josh Stamer and CB Terrence McGee. When I made my way in, the Jills director was on stage just about to make a special announcement. The previous year, FHM Magazine's US edition featured a Jill as part of their NFL Preview issue alongside some girls from other squads. For a second straight year, a Jills 2nd year vet got featured in the magazine as Amanda P was announced as landing in the magazine for the 2006 NFL Preview issue.
Jessica D, Josh Stamer, and Jasmine

Also on hand for the event were Jills alumni Melissa and Danielle H as well as Tiffany, a former Buffalo Bombshells cheerleader who cheered alongside Lori with the Buffalo Rush. Besides bringing along Tiffany, Lori brought something else...a Buffalo Rush Swimsuit Calendar that she gave me to share with the fans. I scanned the calendar pics in and uploaded them to
Terrence McGee with Tiffany and Lori

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From the Bandettes comes a photo from the March game against the Philadelphia Wings. One of the biggest sports fans to have been a Bandette was Ashley V, who's a huge Bills fan as well as a big Bandits fan. Here she is posing for a photo with some of the 2013 squad, including 2 former squadmates. Shown posing for the camera are Danielle, Brianna A, Ashley, Chelsea, and Lauren K.
Danielle, Brianna A, Ashley, Chelsea, and Lauren K

Tryouts for the 2014 Buffalo Bandettes are going on September 14th and 15th at Catalyst Fitness.
Make sure to visit the main page of the Buffalo Pro Cheer Blog and donate to Jenn, Tammy, Julie, Kim, or Maria. All 5 of these ladies are raising money for the Alzheimer's Association and getting set to play in the 5th Annual Blondes Vs Brunettes game on September 14th.

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