NC elementary school students sing to Panthers ‘just believe and Keep Pounding’

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Some Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary students are showing their Panthers Pride as the team prepares for its first Super Bowl in 12 years.

The students and staff at Polo Ridge Elementary School shot a video Tuesday at school with a cover of Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance with Me.”

The song is completely re-written with Panthers lyrics that include:

“Cam Newton’s gonna pass, run, and lead the team. He’ll score a touchdown and then we’ll scream. Our D will make the fans stand to their feet. Oh, we’re bound to win together, bound to win together.”
“We’ll steal the ball, they won’t know how it happened. Our fans will cheer and say ‘We know you won’t give up, you are the greatest team. You’re gonna win this game, just believe and Keep Pounding’.”
“Deep in our hearts, you know we never doubted, you will bring this trophy home.”
“This Super Bowl is our destiny. We cheer Lu-uu-uke, just believe and Keep Pounding.”

The lyrics were submitted by the students and then teachers used the lyrics to create the song. School principal, Nizy John, says 1,080 students participated in the video, which was the brain child of 3rd grade teacher Erin Watson.

The video features students in different spots at the school along with students holding signs they made for the team and players.

Students and staff at the K-5 school are seen through the video pounding their own “Keep Pounding” drum. The school even got video from the air of students and staff spelling out “Keep Pounding.”

At one point, the students sing “you are heroes on the field. You are all our MVPs. A Carolina football dream.”

Ironically, the school’s mascot is a pony (the Panthers are playing the Denver Broncos), but even the pony is showing its Panthers Pride!

The video ends with an enthusiastic “Keep Pounding” chant and bang on the drum from Physical Education teacher, Jason Caenepeel.

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