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Indie Spotlight: Blue Band THON

We all know what everybody REALLY comes to the football games for. It’s not the team, PJ, DC, or the NL. It’s the BB’s performances (PJ Maierhofer, Daryll Clark, Nittany Lion, and the Blue Band for those of you slow at acronyms). With 4 dancers, the Blue Band shows its spirit just as much at THON, and I was able to sit down with Moira Davies, the Blue Band THON captain.

OS: How are you involved with THON?

MD: This year I’m the Blue Band THON chair. I’ve been involved with Blue Band before, participating in canning and fundraisers with the Blue Band, and this year I decided to get more involved.

OS: What does your organization do?

MD: This year we started a new fundraiser, Coin Wars, which raised a lot of money. The whole band participated in it, which was great. As in years past, we participated in the pep rally, and slides of strength. We also have a THON family that we interact with.

OS: How many years have you been involved in THON?

MD: This is my third year being involved with THON.

OS: What is your favorite part of THON?

MD: My favorite part is interacting with the kids at the make-a-wish event that we have at the blue band building. They came this afternoon, and we let them play with the instruments, bang on the drums. It’s a lot of fun for them and us.

OS: Why did you get involved?

MD: I heard about THON freshman year, but didn’t really know what it was. I showed up, had a lot of fun, and sophomore year got involved with Blue Band THON.

OS: How long will you be here this weekend?

MD: I plan to be here at least half of time. I think I’ve been here 10 of 22 hours so far.

OS: How would you rate your dance skills?

MD: I danced last year and didn’t do much dancing. I don’t have very good dance skills, but i enjoy it.

OS: What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen so far this weekend?

MD: A lot of the people in Blue Band who don’t usually get involved have come and seen it. They’re having a lot of fun, so now they want to get involved.

OS: If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be?

MD: A flying dinosaur. I don’t know what kind that would be.

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Noah Simmons

Noah is an International Politics major minoring in French. Noah participates in the Mock Trial team, the Sailing Team, and is the president/founder of the Odyssey of the Mind club. Besides pushing the limit of what is journalistically acceptable, Noah enjoys long walks on the beach and football. In a previous lifetime he was William Wallace


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