When band members make announcements at the end of a rehearsal, they often share birthday news and the band erupts in “Birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!” Here is some wobbly video that I (Teresa Killian Tate from the WCU News Services office) took of two such announcements after the Dec. 20, 2010, rehearsal – the last one before the band flies west to participate in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Bandfest and Rose Parade. The voice at the end is the band’s director Bob Buckner. I should have announced that Sunday was my birthday…


  1. Kate Murphy
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Teresa, thank you so much for sharing this! It’s a great way for people to see the fun personality of the POTM. I remember the rehearsal that the “BIRTHDAY” tradition started. We used to sing the whole song, but by the time we were on the 10th birthday announcement (October is usually a busy birthday month) it just turned into fast yelling. I was always sad that my birthday is in May…

  2. killian
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Kate, this is for you.


  3. Bill Studenc
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    And a belated Happy Birthdaaaaaaaaaaay to Teresa!