Support the BU Band!

The BU Bands program is grateful for all of the financial support it has received from alumni, parents, and friends. It would be impossible to function at such a high level as a band without your help!

Participation in BU Bands is a valuable experience for the members in our program. To improve these experiences, we must raise money to help with our primary costs:

  • Travel
  • Equipment

Pep Band: The BU Pep Band travels to all post season tournament games in support of Men’s Ice Hockey, Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Basketball, and Women’s Basketball. The BU Pep Band also travels to both the Men’s and Women’s Beanpots.

Marching Band: The BU Marching Band travels to many off-campus shows per year. As the band grows, additional busses and trucks are needed for each of these shows to transport our members and equipment.

Positive growth requires the Bands program to purchase quality instruments for all students who want to participate. Current instrument needs include saxophones, trombones, and tubas.

Upkeep of the instruments currently in our inventory can also be costly. A new drum line was recently purchased, and each summer funds are allocated to replace aging instruments in our inventory.

How can you help?

Helping the students in BU Bands has never been easier. The Friends of BU Bands account is now linked to the University’s “Campaign for Boston University” website. You can use your credit card on the Campaign’s secure online webform. When filling out the webform, please be sure to choose the FRIENDS OF BU BANDS from the drop down menu and to drop us an email at so we can thank you appropriately.

Every donation helps our program to continue providing worthwhile music experiences for all of our members.

For more information on making a donation to the program, please contact Mike Barsano at 617-358-5681 or