CJ Eagles Pep Band Events

On Friday, Sept. 24 at the CJ vs. McNick varsity football game, The University of Dayton's Pride of Dayton Marching Band took over the halftime show. Usually, the Eagle Pep Band performs the halftime show, but CJ added even more spirit at its first home game of the year by inviting UD to perform their “Blues Show.”

Emily Casey, a junior, said, “The UD Marching Band added energy to the game. Instead of visiting the concession stand during halftime, I watched them perform. They were awesome!”  Madeline Brown, a sophomore who plays the saxophone in the pep band shared her thoughts; “Seeing them perform was an eye-opening experience. It made me realize how much energy music can add to the game and what I can do to be a better musician.”

After performing their halftime spectacle, the UD drumline stayed and played with CJ’s drumline for the fourth quarter.  The Eagles lost a heartbreaker to the Rockets, 14-7.

Chaminade Julienne Serves St. Vincent De Paul
Chaminade Julienne students have continued to serve nearby St. Vincent De Paul on many levels. Eagles have done everything from volunteering at the homeless shelter—performing tasks like cleaning, serving food, and folding laundry—to participating in their biggest event of the year Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Friends of the Poor walk.

In the fundraiser’s third year, the annual 3.7k walk began at 10 a.m. to raise awareness for the plight of the poor. The CJ Eagle Pep Band performed for its second year in a row to encourage and make noise for those participating and watching. The band marched from campus on Franklin and Ludlow Streets to the Washington Street Bridge, where they performed songs including Ohio’s state song, Hang on Sloopy.  The band enjoyed trekking to and performing at the St. Vincent De Paul fundraiser, and are thankful to have been involved in this Dayton-area community event.

By: Jay Bryant, '12