Rider Band Alumni and Current Members Unite in Memorable Halftime Performance
Friday night, Rider band alumni returned to their alma mater and joined the current members of the Pride of the Raiders, playing in the stands during the game and marching together at halftime.
The highlight of the evening was a special tribute to Rider's rich tradition. The alumni and the band members came together to spell out "RIDER" during their halftime performance, a cherished tradition that holds a special place in the hearts of the Raider community.
Loy Studer, the Rider band director and a proud alumnus from the class of 1993, expressed his excitement and gratitude for the event. He said, "It was beautiful. So many great memories made. It was so great to celebrate our Seniors. They are a special group. We were blown away by our band alumni. Over 250 showed up, and most marched halftime with us, and we got to do the last Rider spellout (without a rehearsal)."
This heartwarming event not only celebrated the achievements and talents of the current band members but also demonstrated the enduring connection and pride shared by Rider High School's alumni. It was a night filled with nostalgia and a strong sense of community, where past and present came together to create a memorable experience that will be cherished for years to come.
The band also hosted a lunch and open house for the alumni on Saturday, which allowed them to walk the halls and relive old memories with each other.
As Rider High School's last regular season home playoff game marked a significant milestone in its history, this event served as a fitting tribute to the traditions and the bonds that make the Raider community so special.
- Pride of the Raiders