Support the BU Band!

The BU Athletic 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 a high level as a band without your help!

Participation in the BU BAND 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
  • Facilities

Travel
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.

Winter Percussion Ensemble: The BU Winter Percussion Ensemble competes at the world championships every year in Dayton Ohio, as well as at local and regional events. In 2011, the BU WPE finished in 10th place at the World Championships and brought home the “Fan’s Favorite” award.

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.

Equipment
Positive growth requires the Band to purchase quality instruments for all students who want to participate. For the 2009-2010 academic year, more tubas, trumpets, saxophones, marimbas, vibraphones were purchased due to these sections seeing increased membership.

Upkeep of the instruments currently in our inventory can also be costly. A new drum line was purchased in 2007 and each summer, funds are allocated to replace aging instruments in our inventory.  We are currently purchasing a new drum line for the 2012-13 school year.

Facilities
In moving to a new Band Room at 300 Babcock St., we are incurring new costs and having to purchase lots of new equipment.  Any donations towards our new Band Room are hugely appreciated!

How can you help?

Helping the students in the BU BAND has never been easier. The Friends of the BU Athletic Bands account is now linked to the university’s “Take Pride” web site. You can use your credit card on the Alumni Web secure online web form. When using the Alumni Web’s secure online form, please be sure to choose the FRIENDS OF AHTLETIC BANDS (#3980-3) from the drop down menu and to drop us an email at bands@bu.edu so we can thank you appropriately.

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

For information on making a donation to the program, please contact the BU BAND at 617-358-BAND (2263) or bands@bu.edu.