That was the overall tone of Eagle Pride members during a week-long rehearsal camp at CJ.
Eagle Pride consists of students who play traditional marching and percussion instruments, as well as a color guard. Some CJ students who are in Eagle Pride now also participated in the group during their 7th and/or 8th grade year, including Emily Thie ‘16.
“I have been in Eagle Pride since 8th grade,” Thie said. “When I first started in Eagle Pride, we walked onto the field and performed. Now, we march around the field with multiple formations for each song.”
Eagle Pride’s half time show during football games will consist of current, up-beat songs; something Will Marshall ’19 said he knows will get the crowd excited.
“Our half-time show is fun for everyone, in the band and in the stands,” Marshall expressed.
“I really like when we get everyone pumped up; it’s really energetic,” agreed Kyle George ’17, who is in the guard for her second year.
Along with performing during the half-time of football games, Eagle Pride members also take part in various events including leading students through the school hallways during Walk to State recognitions. The group also performs at the University of Dayton's Band Day, the St. Vincent's 5K walk/run, and the annual CJ President's Dinner.
The CJ community can see Eagle Pride in action during Meet the Eagles on Wednesday, August 19. The event also recognizes all fall student athletes and cheerleaders.