Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, November 20, 2015

2010 Buffalo Jills Open Practice-revisited

After the success of the 2009 Open Practice, the Jills made the call to keep it going the following year but instead of holding it during the season, the choice was made to hold one in the summer, before many girls were going away to cheerleading camps. As it turned out, they scheduled this practice shortly after they returned from their calendar trip in Jamaica so they were rested up and anxious to start practicing and to share their practice time with the next generation of Buffalo Jills.
Jills practices typically have started at 6:30 but when I showed up shortly after 6, the squad was already hard at work starting to learn new cheers and routines for the 2010 season. Before long, we were joined by the next generation of Jills who were all ready to learn a sideline routine. Unfortunately, the turnout wasn't nearly as large as it had been the previous September so rather than split up into several small groups, these young ladies learned from the entire squad at once.
After learning their routine, they got to demonstrate it for their parents before the Jills showed off some of the routines they had learned since making the squad 2 months prior.
Danielle, Lisa, and Natalie
Laura, Stefanie, Kristen, Nicole, and Alyssa
Loren and Natalie with Loren's biggest fan
One of the cool things for me was getting to meet the 5 rookies, Amanda V, Morgan, Taryn, Reena, and Sarah S, who hadn't appeared at the Bills draft parties. We also got to see returning alums Brianne and Stacy back in action after a year absence but the most special of all that day was rookie dancer Emily, who just happened  to be celebrating her 19th birthday that day.
Reena, Stacy, and Eileen

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From the Bandettes comes a photo from the home finale against New England when the Bandettes were selling autographed lacrosse balls to raise money for the organization. Shown posing for a photo are rookie Syidah and Melanie. Syidah will be a veteran when we see the Bandettes at the FNC on December 5th but sadly, the lovely Melanie decided not to return for a 2nd season.
Syidah and Melanie

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