Funny how spoiled/entitled our fan base has become. We used to "make fun" of fan bases that acted just like we are. I suspect many of our fans don't get out to see what is happening in other arenas. Imagine if the Peppas took a game off what the atmosphere would be like. I believe if fans actually knew how much commitment and time these kids put in to entertain us, they would probably be a little critical.VCU’s band leads almost every chant and they are great, y’all just find something out of everything to complain about..
The point I would make is that our band often made headlines in the media, that simply does not happen anymore. Love it or hate it, that's the case.VCU’s band leads almost every chant and they are great, y’all just find something out of everything to complain about..
Thats a song I REALLY wanted to play!!!! But could never get enough trombones to really nail the part in a way I felt comfortable enough to play it. What a great great song thoughTangential to the discussion at hand: I play music for my midday classes when the kids come into the room and on game days I usually like to keep it VCU centric. I was looking on Youtube for some inspiration for yesterday's song and came back across that Youngblood Bras Band song "Brooklyn." I always liked that one but felt that it was a bit melancholy (I think I may have associated it being played once when we were losing and never quite shook that feeling). It was a bit lower tempo than I wanted for class so I didn't end up choosing that song, but after the past 24 hours I can't seem to get it out of my head.
This is really really tough. It was especially tough for me. Always having a full time job that wasn't in music. I always tried to have 15-20 new songs every year. Realistically of those songs maybe 5-10 would stick and be liked. Then an additional 3-4 would be added during the season that were hits during the year. Its easy to go with what works though. Thats why I have/had friends in athletics who would just say "Ryan im tired of hearing the sma crap! So occasionally I would dump a bunch of songs and add a bunch. I was always looking for songs with purpose though. My main purpose when leading the band was to win basketball games. It wasnt music. That and entertainment was #2. Winning basketball games was what I was originally hired to do. I will never forget my very first boss BJ Burton telling me "You help this team win come heck or high water!"@TTL PKG , how many new songs would you previously try to introduce in a season? How long would it take to get a new song from first draft to performance quality?
I absolutely respect the commitment of all Peppas, past and present, and my thanks to all involved. My only observation/critique is that it doesn't seem as if fresh, new music is introduced to the experience at the same rate. If the Peppas were to release a CD today, what would be different from the 2014 CD I already own?
I remember feeling creative that night myself. Totally screwed the words to the song up though. That was back before smart phones when you could look up the lyrics. That was the best part of that game. Wouldn't have been the same last night though. There were only like 10 Mason fans in the building to sing to.The irony in this post is we were playing GMU when I played “Forget You” by Cee Low at the under 12 timeout. It was such a hit with the student section we played it again at the under 8.
A song played on the radio certainly was ok for the game right? We do have a very creative student section!
Our student section is a curious thing. I’m anxious to see what the turnout is for Dayton.I love to listen to the Peppas . I arrive at least 45 minutes before the game to listen. I have no complaints about them . HOWEVER , considering the size of the student body at VCU the student turnout is abysmal . Is the university providing other sections of seats available to students other than the section beside the band ?
While I can not explain the Student turnout.... here's how it works....I love to listen to the Peppas . I arrive at least 45 minutes before the game to listen. I have no complaints about them . HOWEVER , considering the size of the student body at VCU the student turnout is abysmal . Is the university providing other sections of seats available to students other than the section beside the band ?