Since the demise of the Shorewood High School marching band three years ago, games have been quiet at Shorewood.
But this year, under the baton of Band Director Sal Terrasi, the role of the Pep Band is expanding to meet the growing success of Shorewood teams with Shorewood spirit (Drumroll, please!).
According to Terrasi, there are now three pep bands, called "White," "Red" and "Grey" for the school colors, which are busy rallying the crowds for all fall sports.
Shorewood is striking up the band for boys and girls soccer, boys and girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, football and boys and girls basketball.
Terrasi confirmed that there are three Pep Bands that are rotating through nine athletic events. Performances are scheduled at the boys soccer game this Friday, the homecoming football game next Friday, cross country sectionals on October 19, two boys basketball home games on Jan. 25 and Feb. 5, and two girls' home basketball games, Feb. 1 and 15.