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Student-led pep band brings 'RAMbunctious' energy to Green Mountain High School

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Posted at 10:52 PM, Jan 31, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-01 11:55:27-05

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Students at Green Mountain High School have a new way to showcase their school spirit.

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Reid Pleuss, a senior at Green Mountain, formed a 25-person pep band as a part of his senior capstone project. The band is called RAMbunctious in honor of the school's mascot — the ram.

“It’s pretty much a band in the stands, and they play hype songs just to hype up the team," Pleuss explained. "It's just a hype squad for the football or basketball team, whatever sport you're doing."

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Green Mountain's band is different than other high school bands. While most bands are under the leadership of a faculty member, RAMbunctious is student-led.

“This is all student-run, which is a lot different than other high schools. Usually, their band director runs it. The problem with having a pep band during basketball season is the musical band director usually has to run a pit for the musical. But I was able to take that opportunity to say, 'I could run this.' It's a huge thing for me going into college wanting to be a music director," said Pleuss.

Denver7 photojournalist Richard Butler talked to the RAMbunctious teens in the video below.

Student-led pep band brings 'RAMbunctious' energy to Green Mountain High School

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