The McKendree PomCats are a talented and dedicated group of dancers who support McKendree
University through their spirit, skill, and presence at campus events. As members
of the Marching Bearcat Band, the PomCats maintain a rigorous schedule throughout
the year, performing at football games, parades, events and band functions as required
during the fall. Practices and performances continue into the spring, when the team
appears at home basketball games, parades, and local competitions.
Practices are held 3 times a week on campus, which include learning new choreography, practicing technique, and working on strength, endurance and flexibility. Because of the large amount of routines performed every year, practices are mandatory and classes/other activities should be scheduled around dance commitments. Fundraising will take place throughout the year to keep costs low, to supplement our University funding. The team is part of the Marching Bearcat Band Camp before school begins. This camp is also a technique, fitness, and choreography time for the PomCats.