Lehigh Spirit Groups
The Lehigh Student Spirit Committee is comprised of the following group leaders: The Marching 97 (Lehigh's Marching Band), The Lehigh Pep Band, The Lehigh Dance Team, The Lehigh Cheerleaders, The ASA (Association of Student Alumni) Spirit Chair, the students who perform as Clutch, the Lehigh Mascot and a Clutch's Crew (Lehigh's Student Section) Representative. This group meets weekly with a focus on achieving goals of creating the best possible atmosphere and attendance at Lehigh sporting events through their performances and teamwork, as well as engaging the student body in cheers and promotions. This committee is advised by Rich Haas, Director of Sales and Marketing.
The 97 continues its tradition of excellence complete with its unique brand of march-marchery, sing-singery, leg-liftery. Its distinctive marching style and psyche have caused it to be dubbed "The Finest Band East of All Points West."
A completely student-run organization, all field drills, music preparation, and administrative arrangements are the responsibility of its members. An executive board of twelve students and faculty advisor Al Neumeyer are responsible for leading the Marching 97. Click here to learn more about the Marching 97. Tweet @marching97
The Lehigh cheerleading squad enthusiastically supports Lehigh's football and basketball squads throughout the season. To learn more about cheering at Lehigh, click here to visit the Lehigh cheerleading web site.
Lehigh Dance Team
The Lehigh Dance Team performs at many home basketball games at Stabler Arena, as well as select other events, such as football games, wrestling matches, the Lehigh-Lafayette Pep-Rally, Dancefest, Lehigh’s Spectacular-Spectacular Talent Show, and the First-Year Student Rally. This completely student-run and very popular squad specializes in innovative routines to the latest music at half-time and at timeouts to keep the crowd engaged. Check out their Facebook page to see videos and pictures of the ream or Tweet @LehighDanceTeam.
The Lehigh University Pep Band strives to make home games for Lehigh men's and women's basketball games more exciting by adding a musical element to the atmosphere. The Pep Band has also made appearances at Lehigh wrestling, soccer and lacrosse matches. Past road trips include NCAA Tournament trips to Newark, NJ (2009), Oklahoma City, OK (2011) and Greensboro, NC (2012) To learn more about the Lehigh University Pep Band contact Pep Band President, Rebecca Bay at email@example.com
The Hawk's Nest
The Hawk's Nest is an organization in the Lehigh Association of Student Alumni that promotes school spirit and enthusiasm at athletics events. All freshmen become members of the Hawk's Nest at the First-Year Student Rally, where they receive their Hawk's Nest t-shirt. For more information, click here to visit the Association of Student Alumni. Tweet @ClutchsCrew