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Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bandette of The Week LaToya

This week, we take a look at rookie dancer LaToya as our Buffalo Bandette of The Week. Dancing on Lauren's line on gamedays, LaToya seems to share a trait with the veteran she dances next to, co-captain Stephanie. Stephanie has long been known as a bit of a camera ham and it seems LaToya is a bit of one as well, definitely a good thing from a photographer's point of view. It's been said before on this Blog that Buffalo is blessed in the medical field not only with the advancements in the medical field but with the beautiful nurses, many of whom who have spent time as pro cheerleaders. LaToya is working to join that proud sorority and if her high school classmates are to be believed, she'll be an outstanding asset to any doctor or hospital she works for. She was called a teacher's pet growing up and they are usually at or near the top of their class. You can read more about LaToya at
LaToya's secondary photo comes from the 1st quarter of the Home Opener against Edmonton. Shown cheering on a goal are Stephanie and LaToya.
Stephanie and LaToya
From the Jills comes a photo from the 2009 squad, during the Buffalo Auto Show. 103.3 The Edge was sponsoring a contest called the Ultimate Tailgate Experience that included a cookoff to be judged by, among others, Kaitlin V and Amanda F of the Buffalo Jills.
Kaitlin and Amanda

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bandette of The Week Brittany

This week, we take a look at our 1st rookie of the season as our Buffalo Bandette of The Week. Brittany joined the Bandettes this year after first getting her degree and starting a family but it's been a dream of hers for years to become a professional cheerleader/dancer. In addition to starting a family, she's stayed active in cheerleading through coaching, which not only passed on her love of the sport to the next generation, but kept her thinking about going back to it professionally. Part of that dream may have been fueled by one of her closest friends, who spent time with the Jills several years ago. Thanks to how well I got along with her friend Jena when she was on the Jills, I actually recognized Brittany right away when I saw she made the squad. You can read more about Brittany at Brittany's secondary photo comes from the 1st quarter of the Bandits Home Opener vs the Edmonton Rush. Shown in the middle of a routine during the game are Mandy, Brittany, Chrissy, and Melanie.
Mandy, Brittany, Chrissy, and Melanie
From the Jills comes a photo from the 2005 Buffalo Jills Adult Comedy Show, a show that took place at Witz End Comedy Club on Chippewa Street in Buffalo with headliner B.T. Shown posing for a photo before the show are Jena and Lisa.
Jena and Lisa

Saturday, February 14, 2015

No Bandettes coverage this weekend

My apologies to all my readers as, for the 1st time since 2005, there will be no coverage from the Blog of tonight's Bandits game. Even when I've had to miss parts of games in the past due to Jills events, I was able to provide some coverage of the Bandettes, sometimes with help but unfortunately that won't be the case tonight due to the conditions of the roads between where I live and Buffalo.
Again, my apologies to the readers and to the Bandettes who deserve the best coverage possible for all their talent and hard work.
I do have some good news though as the Bandettes webpage is in the process of being updated and Abby, Brittany, and Jennifer are now up at

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bandette of The Week Janelle

This week, we take a look at the stunning Janelle as our Buffalo Bandette of The Week. In her 2nd year on the squad, she's enjoying it more and more. On a smaller squad like the Bandettes, everyone is pretty close-knit and the close relationships she's built are just an added bonus to why she tried out for the squad in the 1st place. Even though the entire squad is pretty close-knit, her closest friend on the squad is probably MaKenzie. Besides the fact that they pose together often, one look at their bios makes you wonder if they copied off each other considering all they have in common! As to why she tried out, she wanted to keep her dance career going and she loves the excitement of the games and the thrill of dancing in front of a large crowd. You can read more about Janelle at Janelle's secondary photo is from the Bandits Home Opener vs the Edmonton Rush. Some of the Bandettes were just inside the gates greeting fans and handing out magnetic Bandits schedules. Shown posing for a photo are Janelle, Stephanie, and Abby.
Janelle, Stephanie, and Abby
From the Jills comes a photo from 2010. For the 1st couple of road games that season, 97Rock held away game parties at The Aud Sports Bar in Depew with a pair of Jills on hand for each game. The 2nd road game that season, against New England, also featured the debut of the Buffalo Jills 2010-11 Swimsuit Calendar. Shown posing for a photo at the party, along with copies of the calendar, are Alyssa B and Michelle.
Alyssa B and Michelle

Friday, February 6, 2015

Bandette of The Week MaKenzie

This week, we take a look at 3rd year vet MaKenzie as our Buffalo Bandette of The Week. Dancing on Mandy's line on gamedays, MaKenzie is known for her impatience and for her ability to make others laugh. While the impatience is generally an admitted negative, her love of keeping things lighthearted will serve her well in her chosen career field of nursing. When she's not working, studying, or dancing, she can usually be found taking in a movie...which helps make her a low-maintenance kind of gal. It's not that she doesn't want to do a lot more but until the time comes that she'll be able to travel the world, movies make her content for the time being. You can read more about MaKenzie at MaKenzie's secondary photo comes from the recent game against the Minnesota Swarm. Near the end of the 1st quarter, when the entire squad was out getting set to perform at intermission, Mandy grabbed some of her squadmates together for a photo. Shown posing together are Chrissy, Mandy, MaKenzie, and Janelle.
Chrissy, Mandy, MaKenzie, and Janelle
From the Jills comes a photo from the 2008 Home Opener. Prior to games before Stejon Productions took control of the squad, I made rounds to visit with the Jills Ambassadors to check in with them and ensure they got in some photos each gameday even though they didn't get to be out on the sidelines. For this game, I had some friends in from out of town who decided to join me on my rounds along with their little boy so they could get some photos of him with the girls. At the 97Rock Tailgate party, he's getting held by future Amazing Race star Katherine with Amanda F and Sarah. And yes, that is future Jills covergirl Katy in the background, the season before she joined the squad.
Amanda F, Sarah, and Katherine