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Members of the Battler Band performing their halftime show on Alderon Broaddus's campus in Philippi, WV.

The Alderson Broaddus University Battler Band, informally known as the Battler Band, formed in 2012. It is the largest student spirit group on campus. The band performs halftime shows at all home football games and select away football games. In 2016, the Battler Band became known as "The Pride of the Mountaintop".[1]

Instrumentation[edit | edit source]

The members of the marching band that play music march a variety of instruments:

  • Piccolos
  • Clarinets
  • Alto saxophones
  • Tenor saxophones
  • Baritone saxophones
  • Mellophones
  • Trumpets
  • Trombones
  • Baritones
  • Contras
  • Tenor Drums (Quads/Quints)
  • Snare Drums
  • Bass Drums
  • Cymbals

Alderson Broaddus University Color Guard and Majorettes[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The Alderson Broaddus University Color Guard and Majorettes, known as the Battlerettes, formed in 2012 along with the marching band. The color guard and majorettes perform halftime shows at home football games with the band, select away football games with the band, and select home basketball games. The color guard and majorettes add a visual effect to halftime performances. Many individual members of the group participate in solo performances at competitions while representing Alderson Broaddus.[2]

Alderson Broaddus University Cheer and Dance Team[edit | edit source]

The Alderson Broaddus University Cheer and Dance Team is a co-ed varsity program. The team maintains an energetic presence at all home football games, select away football games, home basketball games, and other sporting events throughout the year. In the spring, the team competes collegiate cheer and dance competitions.[3] In 2016, the cheer and dance team won first place in their Open Pom division at the Cheersport National Competition.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Marching Band - Alderson Broaddus University". Marching Band - Alderson Broaddus University. Alderson Broaddus University. 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  2. "Battlerettes - Alderson Broaddus University". Battlerettes - Alderson Broaddus University. Alderson Broaddus University. 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  3. "Cheer and Dance - Alderson Broaddus University". Cheer and Dance - Alderson Broaddus University. Alderson Broaddus University. 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  4. "Wordpress". Open Pom | CHEERSPORT Nationals Results 2016. Wordpress. 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 

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