September was an exceptionally busy month for the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band, but it only heightened the hype of the ensemble! POMA ended the month of August by performing at Lucas Oil Stadium at the Ball State versus Indiana University football game. The Band had a blast performing their “Superheroes” show and cheering on the Cardinals. 

The marching band started off September with Band Day on the 7th. Ball State Band Day is a day where high school bands come to Ball State and get to perform alongside the Pride of Mid-America during the game! The day starts off with high school ensembles observing POMA’s rehearsal and then joining POMA to rehearse part of their halftime show. During the game, high school students are invited to join the Pride of Mid-America in the stands so that all may enjoy Ball State music fun. The Pride of Mid-America is proud to have hosted 13 ensembles for this years Band Day!

On September 14th, POMA also hosted their annual Family Day event for the marching band members families. As the season progresses, the Pride of Mid-America is looking forward to hosting and performing at the Bands of America Regionals competition on October 5th. We’re hosting our first alumni band day in 15 years on October 19th, so make sure to come out and support our band and alumni! Remember to keep up with POMA and follow us on social media, provided below. Chirp Chirp and Go Cards!


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Written by: Jennifer McGowen

Photos by: Caroline Meister