In the Stands

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Every home basketball game, girls or boys, there is that one group that keeps the fans enthused.

The Shawnee Mission West pep band, a voluntary band, takes students from the marching band and just as they entertain the west community with football, the same is done with basketball.Rehearsals begin after marching season every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7am until the first home game of the season. Group practice might stop after the first game but many members take home the music folder to practice.

On gameday, call time is 6pm in the band room where warming up and practicing as a group one last time before the big game happen. The band makes their way from the band room to the gym and entertain the fans until tip off and throughout the entire game.

Some of the favorite songs of the pep band members are Time Warp, Band is Hot, Crazy Train, Don’t Stop Believing, as well as many others.