MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon High School pep band will be playing pre-game music at Nationwide Arena in Columbus Feb. 28.

The band will be at the Bud Light Terrace before the start of the Blue Jackets game. The performance starts at 6 p.m. with puck drop at 7 p.m.

Megan Aubihl, high school band director, explained that it’s almost like an award system for those involved in the pep band.

“If they (the students) attend nine out of 10 games, they get to go,” She said.

But it’s also a sort of fundraiser for the group as well. She explained that if people purchased tickets through a web link, the band and the music boosters will receive a kickback. They will receive anywhere between $10-$20 per ticket purchased through a web link.

The theme of the night is “90s Night.” Aubihl explained that the director who coordinates these events asked them if they had any .’90s tunes that they could play — and of course they do. They will play songs like “Stacey’s Mom,” “Crazy in Love” and “Thanks For The Memories.” They will also play classic pep band songs like “Hey Baby” and “Sweet Caroline.”

“The kids love it,” Aubihl said. “They have a lot of fun.”

The pep band has been doing these sorts of games for the past several years, Aubihl said. They’ve been doing it since she started four years ago and she believes her predecessor set it up. Aubihl encourages those who can to come out and support the band and the music boosters.

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