pep rally

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pep′ ral`ly

a meeting, as of students before an athletic contest, to stimulate group enthusiasm by rousing talks, cheers, etc.
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Noun1.pep rally - a rally (especially of students) before a gamepep rally - a rally (especially of students) before a game
mass meeting, rally - a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
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The pep rallies we staged in the gym each autumn Friday for our high school football team were usually a raucous affair, as the cheerleaders, marching band and dance team whipped our collective adolescent id into a frenzy of tribal solidarity.
When the space is converted to an amphitheater, it could be used for live music performances, outdoor classroom time, pep rallies and other events.
The rich traditions of Southern Miss tailgating get underway, and from pep rallies to kick-offs, Southern Miss fans come in full force to show their support.
That's where pep rallies and homecomings began, you know - 97 years ago, if you believe what you read on the Internet, the NCAA and Trivial Pursuit.
We never had pep rallies in the gym back in my day.
While one California principal turns to race-based pep rallies to make a difference in high-stakes testing, educators are finding better ways to make their voices heard about NCLB.
But, according to the ADL report, 2006 was a pretty good year for Klan chapters across the nation, which held a number of pep rallies, recruiting drives and expanded their presence in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
Bowling may not be a sport that inspires pep rallies, but according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, it is the fastest-growing high school varsity sport.
But some districts are increasing excitement and attendance by turning their opening-night get-togethers into full-fledged pep rallies, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
On Friday afternoon before the festival, local schools held pep rallies, where information, magnets and temporary tattoos were handed out," Himes explains.
I have to wonder if they join in Crusader chants at pep rallies and games?
They came of age in the 1960s, chopped cotton under the same Delta sun, went to the same pep rallies, sat next to each other in class.