Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pep Band: The Soundtrack of Our Team

By Nathan Nowatney

September 15, 2015

Pep Band- it’s a staple of American high-school sports events, and a hand-clapping, foot-stomping experience every time you attend a high school basketball game.

But, besides the few minutes of glory they get at the beginning of each match, nobody pays much attention to this congregation of inspiring musicians- even though it’s a possibility that they’re the most important part of the team.

Today, I’m here to take a deeper look into Hartem’s very own pep band. I got a chance to interview the man behind it all- the one and only, Mr. Pluhm.

When asked about the relation between the pep band, and the performance of the team, he had this to say,

“I think pep band is really important in creating an atmosphere that’s- I don’t know- full of fans. In my past experiences, when I’ve been in pep band we bring the, I don’t know… fun… excitement. I think the team appreciates the support we bring.”

So, pep band could be an incredibly crucial aspect of our team. If they’ve got a good crowd of pumped fans to scream their support, don’t you think they’ll perform better?

So far, there are currently eighteen members of the HE pep band. But that could change in an instant- if you’re interested in joining pep band, Mr. Pluhm is always interested in getting more members. So, just come to his room and give him a talk or contact him at for additional information.

So, if you’re ready for a screaming, wonderful time, come to a basketball game, and take a listen of our pep band!