One of the fun things with Jr Bandette day is seeing the alums who are there either to help out or just to watch their own daughters get to perform with their old squad. As it turned out for me, the 1st alum I saw wasn't even a Bandettes alum as I ran into as I saw 2007-10 Jills alum Angelina before I even got to the arena. We got to catch up a little bit and she's even busier these days than she was when she was on the squad, including work with her own spray-tanning business. She's also refusing to age as she's every bit as stunning as she ever was if not more so. Once I got to the arena, I actually saw something I hadn't expected to see as the Bandettes are typically not able to greet fans coming into the game on Junior Bandettes day but lo and behold, there were Jessica and Angela out front showing off their sensational smiles downstairs while Mandy's line was upstairs greeting fans and posing for pictures. After heading in, I kept an eye out to see if I saw anyone in the stands I recognized and as it turned out, it wasn't long before former Jills Pro Bowler and Bandettes coach Julie F made an appearance, there to cheer on her little girl with the Jr Bandettes.
|Squad photo with Kirsten|
|If Kirsten is around, of course Stephanie wants a picture with her former captain|
|the squad posing with the night's anthem singer|
|Bandettes and Junior Bandettes about to head out to welcome the team to the field|
|1st intermission had a special guest performer...Lauren K!|
|Jennifer loving the game so far|
|Janelle and Mandy|
|rookie pals Jessica and Sarah|
|Bandettes and Junior Bandettes coming out for halftiime|
|forming some pyramids at halftime|
|Karley is clearly excited about the goal just scored|
|MaKenzie looking absolutely stunning as she cheers on a goal|
|Amanda, Jackie, Rachel, and Ti performing in the 4th|
Coming up next, the Bandits hit the road for games in Georgia and Toronto before returning home on the 20th to face off against the Georgia Swarm so the Bandettes get a little bit of rest before the NLL's premier dance team is back in action.