Are you as sharp as the Lancer bands want to look?

January 26, 2014 

Belleville East Lancer bands want to march into the 2014-2015 school year in new uniforms. Last weekend's trivia night helped raise money to make it happen.

"We are in an everlasting ongoing effort to raise funds for the Belleville East band program," said Mark Tessereau, director of bands. "Our latest endeavor, in addition to generally funding the program with assistance for equipment, music and staff, will be purchasing new uniforms for the next school year.

"Our new uniforms will cost approximately $55,000, so anything will help. You can sponsor a uniform by donating $200, a jacket by donating $150 or a hat for $50. Any donation is welcome and we appreciate that greatly."

Visit to sponsor a uniform, learn more, and track their progress. Donations are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to BEBOP and mailed to Belleville East High School, attn. Mark Tessereau, 2555 West Blvd, Belleville, IL 62221.

Trivia categories included "In Honor of Mr. Tessereau." Hint: All answers started with Mark. Sports winners 2013, 10 CCs (initials "CC"), the Oscars and firsts and lasts were also categories.

Now, see if you're in tune with their trivia questions.

1. Name this actor who portrays Leroy Jethro Gibbs on TV's "NCIS," and who was People Magazine's first "Sexiest Man Alive."

2. Add together the number of feet tall the St. Louis Arch is, and the number that Jackie Robinson wore on his jersey.

3. There have been 22 movies with one-word titles that have won as Best Picture. Name any 10. (Movies with the word "the" in the title do not count, such as "The Sting.")

4. A former Boston Celtic, Chicago Cub, and Brooklyn Dodger, he became TV's "Rifleman" in 1958. Name him.

5. Which male tennis player won the most recent Wimbledon? Which female player?

6. This cereal was introduced in 1971 as one of the monster-themed cereals manufactured by General Mills. Name it.

7. This "Duck Dynasty" star caused his show to be put on hiatus because of his recent controversial statements. Give his first and last name and the network that suspended the show.

8. What is this Adam Duritz-led rock band known for "Mr. Jones" and "Accidentally in Love?"

9. Who is the programmer and businessman who co-founded Facebook, a social networking website, at age 20, and took it public in 2012?

10. Subtract the number of years Solomon Northup, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, was a slave, from the number of degrees Fahrenheit at which paper burns, according to Ray Bradbury.

11. A game based on making specific designs out of a piece of string is called what?

12. On March 30, 1981, the Academy Awards ceremony had to be postponed for one day. What was the reason?

13. From 1978 through 1981, four women with the initials MS won Oscars for Best Supporting Actress. Name two.

14. Which team was victorious in the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament last year? Which team lost in the final?

15. What was the last of the 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution?


1. Mark Harmon

2. 630 + 42 = 672

3. "Wings," "Cimarron," "Cavalcade," "Rebecca," "Casablanca," "Hamlet," "Marty," "Gigi," "Ben-Hur," "Oliver," "Patton," "Rocky," "Gandhi," "Amadeus," "Platoon," "Unforgiven," "Braveheart," "Titanic," "Gladiator," "Chicago," "Crash," "Argo"

4. Chuck Connors

5. Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli

6. Count Chocula

7. Phil Robertson, A & E

8. Counting Crows

9. Mark Zuckerberg

10. 451 - 12 = 439

11. Cat's cradle

12. The assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan or Reagan was shot.

13. Maggie Smith, Meryl Streep, Mary Steenburgen, Maureen Stapleton

14. Louisville defeated Michigan

15. Rhode Island

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