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Pep Band Info Meeting

A super-exciting, pep-filled invitation from Melanie Schaffler ’15:

Calling all students with a specific set of oral skills…. The Cardinal Players Pep Band is looking for new members.
-No auditions.
-If you don’t have an instrument, we can rent one for you.
-We only practice for an hour a week.
-Meet people who are actually willing to watch football games with you.
-We’re pretty cute.
Find out more! Come to our info meeting!

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 114

Pep Band Interest Meeting

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Like hot sax? Melanie Schaffler ’15 knows where you should be:

Calling all students with a specific set of oral skills…. The Cardinal Players are looking for new members.

  • No auditions.
  • If you don’t have an instrument, we can rent one for you.
  • We only practice for an hour a week.
  • Meet people who are actually willing to watch football games with
  • you.
  • We’re pretty cute.

Find out more! Come to our interest meeting!

Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 1-2 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: None whatsoever

“DIVER$ITY UNIVER$ITY?”: Student Activists Swarm Football Game, Support Need-Blind

“We don’t care how much you earn! Everyone deserves to learn!”

When we first reported on definite changes to Wesleyan’s need-blind policy, I marveled at the lack of student protest or even discussion on campus compared to the events of 1992. “This is not the first time that the administration has proposed axing need-blind admissions to cope with a budgetary crisis,” I wrote. “This is merely the first time in recent Wesleyan history that students have permitted the decision to go forward.”

Five months later—after banner drops, urgent WSA proposals, late-night chalking, Wespeaks, a Wesleying forum, an occupation of a Board of Trustees meeting, more Wespeaks, more forums, national news coverage, petitions against SJB charges relating to the the Trustee occupation, and more Wespeaks—I’m ready to admit I was mistaken. Wesleyan activism is not dead after all.

Around 3 P.M. today, between the third and fourth quarter of the Homecoming football game against Amherst, a shouting band of roughly 45 or 50 student activists swarmed the sidelines nearest Foss chanting and carrying a red-and-black banner proclaiming “DIVER$ITY UNIVER$ITY?” Beginning outside Fayerweather and marching across towards Olin, the group chanted “We don’t care how much you earn! Everyone deserves to learn!” in support of need-blind admissions.

Wesleyan Pep Band: The Cardinal Players

From Alyssa Rassi ’12:

Did you used to work at a food bank in high school? Or maybe you were interested in public policy debate? It doesn’t really matter. Join Pep Band!

Wesleyan’s most fertile pep band, are looking for instrumentalists (especially percussion and low brass).  No previous pep/marching band experience required, just show up ready to play and hurl insults at referees.  If you’re interested, attend their first meeting , or e-mail Alyssa Rassi at arassi(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.  Go Wes!

Date: Sun., Sept. 18
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Usdan Room 108

Join Pep Band!!!

Andrew Hopen ’13 wants you to be a Cardinal Player-

The Cardinal Players, Wesleyan’s most fertile pep band, are looking for any and all instrumentalists (especially percussion and low brass).  No previous pep/marching band experience required, just show up ready to play and hurl insults at referees.  If you’re interested, show up for practice on Thursday at 7 pm in the Usdan Multi-Purpose Room, or e-mail Andrew Hopen at ahopen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Alyssa Rassi at arassi(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.  Go Wes!

Date: Thursday, Feb. 3rd (today)
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room

Cardinal Players First Meeting

Come join Wesleyan’s Pep Band, the Cardinal Players! They are looking for more instrumentalists to join them in supporting our sports teams. They provide band members with free apparel, food, music, and admission to all games. Rehearsals are once per week and they play at as many home games as possible. The first meeting is on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1pm in Usdan room #136. Those who join the band and come to the meeting will be eligible to win a gift card to O’Rourke’s! Please contact Alyssa Rassi ’12 at arassi(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more information or if you are interested in joining but are unable to attend the meeting.

  • Date: Saturday, September 18
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Place: Usdan room #136

Wesleyan Pep Band is Recruiting!

pep band1) Play an instrument?

2) Don’t play an instrument , but still like to make noise?

3) Think a Cardinal is a much better mascot than an Eph or a Lord Jeff?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join the Wesleyan Pep Band!

Football, ice hockey, and basketball will never be the same again. Email wes.pep.band(at)gmail(dot)com.