While most classes at Michigan Tech are out for the summer members and alumni of the Pep Band gathered to go out and play at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City.
In waiting for the parade to step off, the band exchanged friendly heckles with other parade entries as they passed.
The band started the parade with a roar of their traditional 2001 Entrance, boasting stripes, Michigan Tech spirit, and vibrant music to the masses lining the streets. Alumni Karen Hood Zais commented the “Pep band was awesome, as usual…and the only band in the entire parade that played the whole route. Loved it!”
Through a strategically planned blitz of circus tricks, FDA-compliant jokes, and traditional sunshining the band earned the title of “2011 National Cherry Festival Most Humorous Parade Entry.”
The band would like to thank the Michigan Tech Alumni Association for providing funding for transportation, food, and most importantly, coordinating the host families for the band members’ night in Traverse City.
The simple truth is we couldn’t have done it without you!