Sideline Cheer & Song / Pom
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Our primary mission is to serve as ambassadors for Jesus Christ and for Crean Lutheran High School. Dedicated to upholding Christian values, team spirit, and servant leadership, the Spiritleaders interact with the crowd, school and community to generate Christ-like enthusiasm, encouragement, support for our Football and Basketball sports teams, and competes for God’s glory. We are dedicated to raising up strong, empowered leaders with the heart of Christ, in order to develop a community of passionate and mature disciples who will transform the world by love, leadership, and service.
Our spirit program brings school spirit to our sporting events, pep rallies and other school events, entertaining and exciting the audiences. Please download the Spirit Handbook if you are interested in trying out.
- 2019-2020 Season Preview
- Tryout Results for Cheer & Song 2020-21
- Song/Pom Team
- Sideline Cheer Team
- Online Spirit Store
Crean Lutheran spirit program teams ready to entertain fans and support teams
Be on your guard; stand firm in your faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
Members of the Crean Lutheran spirit program will be out at athletic events throughout the year entertaining fans and providing support for the teams. “Our goal is to not only entertain our audience, but get more crowd participation to encourage our players on the field,” said Brandi Walshe, the head coach.
The spirit program consists of both sideline cheer and song. The groups perform at football games, basketball games, pep rallies and school events and combine athleticism and artistry to help bring school spirit at the games, according to Walshe. The sideline cheer unit consists of of JV and varsity. “They bring spirit by leading chants and crowd encouragements,” Walshe said. “Chants are what we yell to heighten the school spirit.” The units also use “crowd encouragements” calling out to the crowd to get a response, she added. Some of the students will have other duties too. “A great portion of the sideline cheer team is also on the stunt team on campus, so these cheerleaders will also stunt and do tumbling passes throughout the games,” Walshe said. “However, it is not a requirement to stunt or tumble to be a part of sideline cheer.”
Crean Lutheran also has a song unit, which is also comprised of both JV and varsity. “Song is a fusion of dance and cheer and will usually be seen dancing with poms in-hand,” Walshe said. “One of the most iconic and traditional pom squads are the USC Song Girls. They are also chanting alongside cheer, but they do not stunt or tumble. During timeouts or breaks, they are seen doing dance routines in the styles of jazz, pom and hip hop. Song also has a competition team that competes at multiple regional competitions and at USA Nationals in Anaheim. Last year we placed fourth out of 18 in the varsity song/pom division.”
Both teams practiced hard over the summer, according to the coach. “During the school year, both sideline cheer and song practice during zero period at 6:30 a.m. to make sure they are prepared for the following game,” Walshe said. “All of our spiritleaders have to memorize over 30 chants as well as some new dance material that sideline cheer and song will be performing together. We also work with our pep band and utilize the live music to pump up our crowd.”
All the participants follow the team’s Bible verse, Walshe said. ”This verse reflects the importance of finding opportunities to love one another, build each other up, and to be courageous no matter the trials,” Walshe said. “We must put our trust fully in God to give us the strength we need to overcome any circumstance that contradicts or could potentially weaken our stance in faith. When we seek His counsel, we become a more unified and powerful force.”
Ms. Brandi Walshe - Head Song Coach
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Childhood Development at Concordia University Irvine
Los Angeles Laker Girl
Dancer at the Disneyland Resort
Los Angeles Rams Cheerleader
Professional Dancer with The Movement Talent Agency
My name is Brandi Walshe and I am grateful to be serving here at Crean Lutheran High School. I have assisted the Song Team for two seasons, and I am entering my third season as head coach.
I grew up training at the Ballet Conservatory in Aliso Viejo, and later grew an interest in competitive dance. I was a member of my high school and college dance teams, as well as an outside all-star team. I danced as a Los Angeles Laker Girl for two seasons, and as a Los Angeles Rams Cheerleader for one season. I am entering my eighth year as a performer at the Disneyland Resort, and I am continuing to work on dance jobs through The Movement Talent Agency in North Hollywood.
By using my gifts, my goal is to encourage my students to praise God through dance and expression, and to be a source of light for their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Ms. Aubrey Walsh - Assistant Song Coach
Ms. Erica Cogswell - Cheer Sideline Coach
Mrs. Alyssa Jones - Spirit Advisor
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
Bachelor of Science in Psychology-Vanguard University of Southern California
Emphasis in Human Development
California Pacific College for the Performing Arts: The Young Americans
17 years of teaching dance
10 years in education at Crean Lutheran High School
14 years professionally performing in the entertainment field
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|JV Cheer||JV Song||Varsity Cheer||Varsity Song|
|Allie Reuter||Avery Kurz||Cate Galloway||Abigail Reyes|
|Katie Reuter||Anna Brown||Leah Ellwein||Tessa Johnson|
|Nika Pisareva||Sarina Vakhil||Makenna Mendoza||Annabelle Kim|
|Josie Nelson||Aspen Carney||Rena Musgrave||Bayleigh Shapard|
|Lauren Ballard||Jianna Scordo||Lauren Brajevich||Mina Shaffer|
|Kailey Lew||Aimee Cho||Katelyn Campbell||Micayli Wells|
|Tannis Bailey||Brooke Dahler||Clara Mangum||Isabella Kasravi|
|Alyssa Taylor||Sarah Jordan||Tia Werschke||Chloe Dougherty|
|Alexis Saley||Yuma Kainuma||Niki Vakil||Danika Young|
|Amy Dacus||Claire Kim||Trinity Kubicki|
|Erin Tang||Carolyn Lu||Alyssa Sanchez|
|Naomi Cambio||Shannon Reed|
|Katherine Nguyen||Chloe Wong|
|Lola Maurier||Amanda Charest|
|Erin Dunn||Cami Klein|
|Taylor Brubaker||Gwen Butler|
|Emily Yang||Grace Brull|
Spirit tryouts have been postponed from May 1 until further notice. Our Spiritline, TCC, Stunt, and Competition Song coaches are working together to create plans, which will be emailed to all prospective students and families.
New students are eligible for auditions once the enrollment process is completed. If you have any additional questions about your status of enrollment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tryouts For Next Season 2020-2021
2020 SUMMER AT A GLANCE - CHEER
4th at USA Nationals ( out of 18 teams)
2nd place at NDA Regionals
1st place at USA Regionals
Dec 16th- UDA Regional- Received 2nd place and a bid to Nationals at the Hard Rock Live in Florida
Jan 20th- USA Regional- Received 1st place and a bid to Nationals at the Anaheim Convention Center in California
Jan 27th- UDA Westcoast Championships- 4th place
Feb 23rd- USA Spirit Nationals - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! JV Song/Pom Intermediate
Mar 3rd- NDA Nationals Orlando, FL - Tied for 13th out of 27! Small Varsity Pom
A Special congratulations to Anna Ellwein and Tivoli Treloar for making All American All Stars at USA camp this summer! Also our Varsity team brought home a superior plaque and JV a spirit award!
JV Song attended USA regionals and qualified for nationals! This was their very first competition and we are so proud them. Go support on March 18th at the Anaheim Convention Center!
This summer our song teams attended the UDA (Universal Dance Association) at University of San Diego. Our girls got superior ratings on all evaluations. We brought home a 2 spirit awards for both JV and Varsity Song. Our Varsity Song team had a special evaluation and received the Team Full Out Award for their excellent performance. We are so excited to represent our Saints!
A special congratulations to Alyssa Needham and Ashley Zhang for making All American All Stars 2014!! They have the opportunity to attend London and perform in the new year's day parade 2015!
Song USA Regionals 2018
Sideline Cheer Team
Tryouts For Next Season 2020-2021
2020 Summer At A Glance - Cheer
Both JV And Varsity cheerleaders should plan on cheering on the sideline at the Homecoming Game and Senior Night.
Online Spirit Store
We are please to introduce a new online spirit store for our spirit leader apparel needs. Parents may enjoy as well and support our athletic teams with some fun Saints gear!