For members of the Pride, the first month of school was filled with nonstop action! The season began with four back to back home games. Each weekend in September, the SUMB performed on the university quad, a pregame show, and a halftime show. The band was even able to celebrate three wins by playing in Varsity after the games!
Through the hard work of both members and staff, the Pride was able to put on a series of spectacular halftime shows. Each week, the SUMB put on a different show, featuring new music and field formations. This September’s theme? Funk! The band performed a variety of funk music, ranging from Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” to Rick James’ “Superfreak.” There was even a choreographed dance section in the Pride’s rendition of “Uptown Funk!”
In addition to their work on the football field, the Pride participated in many other outside events. On Sunday, October 4th, members of the Pride cheered for Syracuse’s Field Hockey team. The band even played a special event at Chancellor Syverud’s house!
On September 14th, Syracuse University and the Pride of the Orange welcomed a special guest into the Dome. The Lord Mayor of Westminster visited presented the band with a formal invitation to perform at the 2016-2017 London New Years Day Parade! This is an incredible opportunity for members of the Pride. We look forward to providing more information as the year progresses!
After an eventful, action-packed month, the Pride is still hard at working preparing their next show! Get your capes ready, it’s going to be a Marvel-ous show!
Look for the Pride! You can see us Friday, October 9 at the Volleyball game or October 31 as the Pride cheers on SU’s Women’s Soccer team. Following Syracuse football to their game against the Virginia Cavaliers? So is the Pride! Help us cheer on the Orange at a pre-game tailgate as well as in the stands.