Our series of basketball trips began last Thursday afternoon when we departed from Berkeley for the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in Seattle.
The Band, Mic Man, Rally Comm, and Cheer Team filled the back of the Southwest plane. The flight crew and other passengers seem to excited about presence and our rendition of “Fight for California” on takeoff. We were also fortunate to enjoy a beautiful sunset above the clouds.
With Friday’s quarterfinal game not until 6:00 p.m., the morning was a great opportunity to explore downtown Seattle. For some of us, it was a return just four and a half months after the Washington football game. For some others, it was their first time in the Pacific Northwest. Pike Place was the perfect place to start.
After their high scoring win over Oregon, there were an abundance of Washington State fans in the stands. However, there were a great group of spirited Cal fans that certainly made their presence known.
While still disappointed by the loss, we were still able to spend time with members of other Pac-12 bands, including Colorado and Washington State. It was great being able to share stories with our fellow musicians and we look forward for more of those opportunities this week in Las Vegas.
Though we wish we could have stayed in Seattle longer and celebrated a conference tournament title, we left late Saturday morning and were even able to catch the end of Cal Men’s Basketball’s thrilling victory over Colorado!
Thank you to Southwest Airlines, Renaissance Seattle Hotel, the Pac-12 Conference, and the City of Seattle for their hospitality this past weekend. We look forward to returning to Seattle soon!
Stay tuned for pictures from the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas and other basketball tournaments.
We hope you enjoyed reading about the Cal Band’s trip to Seattle. If you would like to support the Band, please check out more information on our new donor matching challenge on our website’s donation page. Thank you and Go Bears!