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VCU’s band ‘The Peppas’ will be doing Haka War Chants this year (VIDEO)

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AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 21: Band members from the Akron Zips perform against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 21, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Our affinity for VCU’s band The Peppas is not really a secret, but this will only make their legend grow.

The Peppas will be doing Haka War Chants during games this season, which was a dance done by the Maori people of New Zealand. It was traditionally done before battle, which is why you see sports teams from New Zealand doing the dance before games.

It’s awesome:

This isn’t the only awesome thing that The Peppas do. They became a sensation for this song during VCU’s run to the Final Four in 2011:

And this version of Wrecking Ball is just terrific:

(h/t Reddit)