KSU Yosakoi Homecoming 08

10 11 2008


It wasn’t horribly cold Oct. 23rd. Well not as cold as we expected it to be. We gathered outside of Penny’s at the Mall and then walked to the very front of the parade where we would be some of the first to lead our school down to Aggie ville. The face paint was applied and we all stretched for the grueling task before us. It is ruffly 2 or 3 miles I believe that you end up dancing till you come to the finish line and we were ready to show the crowd our spirit. We had specifically asked not to be placed near the K-state band this year as we had been the previous year. The K-state band is a powerhouse and well deserving of its recognition. However when you take your ques from music… well you can imagine that would be impossible with a band behind you. So we were placed right behind the Army band. Well they are also powerful and so the parade began. At first we could hear our music and danced accordingly, but the Amy band kicked it up when the people began to cheer and so we were lost to their music. We improvised after that. Just free dance was the chant and we danced to our own music. This year sense we weren’t dancing to our music we were free to better interact with the crowd and from the reactions I saw we were loved. Luckily when we got to the Ville the band and us were spaced out. Enough so that we could hear our music again and dance we did. Having basically saved up energy the whole way there by dancing and lite jogging we burst into a rare form and the crowd cheered us on. Bet your wondering how we did over all. Here are the final stats.

OVERALL WINNERS

Student organizations
1st place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club
2nd place – Black Student Union
3rd place – Poize Hip Hop Dance Team

SPIRIT SIGNS AND BANNERS

Student organizations
1st place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club
2nd place – Black Student Union

3rd place – Poize Hip Hop Dance Team

SIDEWALK CHALKING COMPETITION

Student organizations
1st place – Japane

se Yosakoi Dance Club
2nd place – Japanese Student Association
3rd place – Poize Hip Hop Dance Team

PAINT THE ‘VILLE



Paint the ‘Ville was cancelled this year due to weather conditions. AAAAAHHHHH thats my event too. :( here what i was going to put in.

PANT THE CHANT

Student organizations
1st place – Black Student Union
2nd place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club

CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL

Student organizations
1st place – College of Education Ambassadors
2nd place – Poize Hip Hop Dance Team
3rd place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club
4th place – Black Student Union

PARADE COMPETITION

Student organizations
1st place – Students for Environmental Action
2nd place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club
3rd place – Black Student Union





Homecoming Results

12 11 2007

Congratulations again to all Yosakoi members on helping us to a first place finish among student organizations for Homecoming 2007! The official results for each event are as follows:

Spirit Banner: 2nd place

Sidewalk Chalking Competition: 2nd place

Pant the Chant: 2nd place

Paint the ‘Ville: 1st place

Children’s Carnival: 3rd place

Float competition: did not place

Parade Competition: 1st place




Homecoming, Asian Food Festival, & Spooktacular

26 10 2007

Yosakoi is gearing up for a full weekend of activities!!! This afternoon/evening is the Homecoming parade, and we will be participating with a mile and a half of dancing!! It will be challenging, but so much fun :D We have been competing with other student organizations throughout the entire week through various Homecoming activities, and this is our last event. We will be performing Nengara-Nenjyu, Yochore and the Yosakoi Soran- all high energy genki dances! We also have a small float planned, come on out and cheer us on!

Saturday will be an exciting day as well. Yosakoi has been invited as a guest performer for the Wichita Asian Festival. The festival is composed of many Asian food vendors, and there will be various stage performances, including a performance by your very own K-State Yosakoi team!! We will be performing Samurai and Soul of Toppu, two impressive performance pieces. If you’re in the Wichita area, come to Century II and enjoy tasty Asian food and talented dancing!

Our last activity of the weekend will be at Sunset Zoo, where we will be performing for a group of kids. It will be a terrific time!

Wasshoi!! Good luck this weekend Yosakoi!!

-Michelle Mazur
Publicity Chair
Co-Captain





2nd Place in “Pant the Chant”

25 10 2007

Hey guys, I am happy to announce that we received second place in the “Pant the Chant” competition! First place was awarded to BSU.

A big thanks goes out to all those people that were able to come and perform, along with our helpers to get costumes together. Thank you all!!

See you guys at practice tomorrow!!! It’ll be our last full-length practice before the Homecoming parade and Wichita Asian Festival, so please come if you can.

Wasshoi! Wasshoi! Wasshoi!!!!

-Michelle Mazur
Publicity Chair
Co-Captain








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