Hey y’all, my name is Eugenie Schieve, and I’m a junior environmental studies major! I crossed in 2013 with the Spice Girls, and I’m also a member of BONESQUAD. Preseason was the best preseason yet! Things have running smoothly this year as we prepare for our first home game against Lamar on September 12th. TBS and KKPsi have been hard at work introducing new traditions that will hopefully continue for years to come! On Tuesday morning, we greeted the band with breakfast tacos from none other than FUEGO! We even started a photo contest for the band. The results were spectacular!
On Saturday, we had Noche! This was our second Noche at McLane Stadium, and it was just as fun (but still super hot)! The directors were able to give us a nice long break, and we had the pleasure of touring the Baylor locker room, while we cooled off! I even got to show off my awesome guns inside the locker room! Clearly service has its rewards :)
Now that I’m an upperclassmen, I'm seeing the vast amount of work that is required for the band to function and succeed. I’m so thankful that TBS and leadership allow me to play a greater role than ever before in the band. I will never forget the memories I have made with my brothers, sisters, and friends.
The week continued with even more workshops, and some really late nights, also some sidesplitting laughs, and heart-warming moments. Come Thursday I was had the privilege to go to champs with Heather and some good friends from the Southwest district and play a couple wicked games of miniature golf, and laser tag (of which I failed miserably at, but had loads of fun). We didn’t keep score, but I did get one hole-in-one so I count that as a win!
Next in line came elections! Whew those were quite an experience! The southwest district had a very informational and productive caucus into the wee hours of the night, followed by an early morning of elections and committee reports. Which was exciting because Iota got into the national minutes as the second for the acceptance of the national constitution! We then an intense election of officers, where I was able to see our dear district councilor Erika Pope elected and installed as National Vice President for Communication and Recognition. This was so special for the entire southwest district and it was so cool to be there while it happened.
The dance was then so much fun! I really enjoyed spending time with my southwest district friends, and I was even taught some steppin moves!
Overall it was an awesome experience and I value it so much! I huge shout out to Heather for making this possible! I love being a member of Tau Beta Sigma, and I am so excited to start out the year at Baylor with my sisters! And hopefully take all of them with me to Orlando, Florida National Convention 2017!!!
Charity E. Ratliff