After a relatively restful start to the semester, the Pep Band season is now in full spring. With performances at the Parade of Nations and a home football game under their belt, the band is in the midst of it’s busiest week so far this year, with four performances.
Last night the band made a surprise appearance at the kick-off event for the public phase of the Generations of Discovery capital campaign. Highlighting the night for the band was a performance of “Big Spender” led by David House (Tone, ’65), who has donated over $10 Million toward the capital campaign, for which he also serves as the volunteer chair. House, who was a longtime executive at Intel and is currently Chairman of Brocade Communication Systems, was presented with a customized Michigan Tech Hockey Jersey and a pair of stripes to mark the occasion. The band is even briefly mentioned in the Daily Mining Gazette article on the event.
Later today the band will participate in the annual Homecoming Parade, this year starting in Downtown Houghton and moving back toward campus along College Avenue, finally ending at the Homecoming Pep Rally on campus.
Tomorrow the band can be seen at the Homecoming Football Game against Ohio-Dominican, and at the exhibition Hockey Game against Nipissing.
Finally, if you haven’t seen it yet, the band recently published and distributed the first issue of The Striped Times, our new semesterly newsletter. Highlights of this first issue are an article about the Battle at the Ballpark game and performance from last October, a profile of 2nd and 1.5th Generation members of the band, and an update on the band’s new location at Hockey Games. This issue is available right on this very website under “Newsletter” above.