Last weekend, a Community Pep Rally was held at the Bill Corry Stadium football field at which the Morgan County High School Marching Band and cheerleaders performed for their fellow classmates, parents, and community members to inspire that ONE Morgan spirit for the highly anticipated football season.
Denise Frost, a cheerleading coach at Morgan County High School, organized the event.
“The community pep rally has been an idea that I, as the cheer coach, have had for a few years,” said Frost. “The band annually holds a parents’ potluck supper and then displays their show for their parents. When I received the date about the band’s dinner, I approached [Band Director] Jeffrey Rowser about expanding the performance into a community pep rally. After approval from Dr. Miki Edwards and Coach Doug Connelly, the other organizations involved Touchdown Club and Cheer Boosters also planned parent meetings before the event.”
According to Frost, the touchdown club hosted over 200 people for a Hot Dog Supper prior to the pep rally. Parents of football players created a “Dog Walk” for the pep rally as the band led the cheerleaders and football players into the stadium. The football parents then created a “Dog Walk” for our team. The band led the cheerleaders and football players into the stadium.
“The ROTC joined us for the firing of the cannon to Kick off our event,’ said Frost. “The band played the fight song and some stand tunes until everyone was seated in the stadium.”
“Coach Bill Malone introduced the starters for the game against Loganville on Friday night and then Coach Wade Woodall introduced the starting offense and to round out introductions,” said Frost. “Coach Brett Bell introduced the starting defense. The band played some more and then alternated back and forth with the cheerleaders doing stand music and chants. I introduced the 13 senior cheerleaders and Mr. Rowser introduced his leadership. The band closed with the opener for this year’s show. We had a great turn out for a first time event and we would like to thank everyone!”