Friday Night the band helped pump up the crowd at the Pep Rally hosted by the newly re-opened Mine Shaft and Rock House Grill as part of their Grand Opening weekend. Band members enjoyed bowling, go-carts, and food while not playing for the crowd.
The annual Parade of Nations was held Saturday Morning with the Huskies Pep Band participating, as usual, though this year there was significantly less musical participation overall with the Pep Band being joined only by the Houghton High School Marching Band and Batucobre, the Copper Country’s Local Samba Bateria.
Immediately following the Parade was the band’s first athletic event, the Home Football Opener against arch-rivals Northern Michigan University. The Half-Time show this week was “The Number One Hits that Make You Groan” and featured Starship’s “We Built This City (On Rock and Roll)”, Hanson’s “MMMbop”, Ace of Base’s “The Sign”, and Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Achey Breaky Heart”. Due to time limitations both the Half-Time and Pre-Game performances were cut short, but the band played far more during the game than in years past, helping to keep the energy up at Sherman Field. Sadly, NMU proved to much for the Huskies and captured the Miner’s Cup.
Next weekend brings #1 Grand Valley State to town for the first Michigan Tech night game at Sherman Field.