Breast Cancer Awareness October 17th
(Begin announcing as soon as the band has finished playing the Alma Mater following the game, has gotten into block formation in the back right corner of the field, and has begun moving into position to enter from the back sideline)
Good evening and welcome to tonight’s halftime entertainment. As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Lytle Pirate Band is “Marching for the Cure.” The pink plumes on the hats (previously purchased by the Band Boosters), the pink flags and the pink drum major gloves are all being used in tonight’s performance in support of those who have been affected by breast cancer.
At each game in October, we will be dedicating our performance to different breast cancer survivors who have ties to the band. Tonight, we march in honor of Angie Onley, Lytle HS office secretary who is a breast cancer survivor since the year 2000, and in honor of Winnifred Pitts, who is the nana of Junior Baritone player, Jacob Brown. Winnifred has now been cancer-free for 9 years. Angie and Winnifred, we are proud to have this chance to honor you and we wish you both continued good health.
The band also marches tonight in honor of the memory of Ruby Riechel, the mother of Lytle Varsity football player William Riechel. Ruby had survived for more than two years before losing her battle against breast cancer and brain cancer in August. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with her children William and Laura.
If you would like to make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of the Pirate Band’s “March for the Cure”, contact any of the Lytle Band Directors.