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, 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 breast cancer survivors who have ties to the band.
Against Devine, we march in honor of Joleen Schridel, a 4½ year survivor who is the mother of freshman trumpet player, Tori Simmons, and in honor of Paula Leven, grandmother of senior tenor saxophone player Haley Leven and sophomore quint player CJ Leven. Paula is a 16-year breast cancer survivor.
Against Navarro, we march in honor of Maria Amesquita, a 5-year survivor who is the mother of junior alto saxophone player, Nicholas Amesquita, and in honor of Janie Ayoub, aunt of freshman clarinet player, Rachel Tamayo. Janie has now been cancer-free for 5 months.
We are proud to have this chance to honor these fans & family and we wish them continued good health. Honorees will also be chosen for the upcoming Wimberley and Llano games as well.
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.