BY: JARED MITCHENER
If a whole lot of commotion can be heard at sporting events starting next fall, do not be alarmed. CCU is adding Athletic Band and Cheerleading to its options next semester, as well as the football team returning for its sophomore season.
Despite spring being football’s off season, Head Coach David Fulcher has kept his team focused with spring practices.
“Spring ball has been going well. We finally have the players in here not just to play football, but to practice it as well,” commented Fulcher.
“The mindset of what I’ve been trying to teach these young men is that hard work will pay off,” Fulcher continued.
The football team will split up and face each other in an intrasquad scrimmage tomorrow at Western Hills High School. The game will begin at 2 p.m.
Cheerleading is celebrating its inaugural season, with Katrina Avery as head coach. Avery previously won regional championships in three consecutive seasons.
The Athletic Band will be a welcome addition to the stands at some home football and basketball games next fall.
“We are going to build it around a rhythm section, which would consist of guitar, bass, and drums,” said Ken Read, department chair of Music and Worship.
“If enough percussionists are interested, we will also have a drumline,” added Freshman Sean Steele, a member of the Athletic Band.
“You do not need to be a professional on your instrument to join,” he commented.
Adjunct Percussion Professor Willaim McMullen will direct the band.