Boston University Pep Band

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The BU Pep Band is the driving force of the game day experience at all home Hockey and Basketball games. With a song list of over 100 classic and current tunes, the Pep Band is a high-energy, powerful ensemble beloved by our teams and fans alike.  The Pep Band is also an integral part of the “Dog Pound” student fan section.  Since our teams are perennial contenders for post-season play, the ensemble has many opportunities for paid travel to conference and NCAA tournaments around the country.  Come be a part of this vibrant, energetic ensemble!

How does Pep Band work?:

We make the Pep Band schedule manageable for our students.  We split the 150 band members into two equal bands (the “Red Band” and the “White Band”), and then rotate both bands through our games and performances.  This means that Pep Band members are only required to attend 50% of the performances on our calendar (though students can certainly attend any game they like!)  And, to add to our flexibility, if you cannot make a performance for your “color” band due to a conflict, you can simply get a substitute player from the opposite color band to cover for you.  Everybody takes advantage of this, and it helps to keep the Pep Band experience an enjoyable one for all!

There are no auditions for Pep Band, and you do not have to be a Music major to get in.

How to Register for Pep Band:

CFA MU 093 – Everyone must register for this “zero credit” class to be on the band roster and to gain swipe-card access to the Band Room.
CFA MU 193 – If you are under 18 credits, you must ALSO register for this class in addition to CFA MU 093.

Pep Band rehearsals are 90-minutes long, and will start on the first Friday of school (September 5th) at 4:30pm.    There are only 6 rehearsals in the Fall semester.  Please visit our Pep Band Calendar for more info.

The BU Band Room is located at 300 Babcock St., at the corner of Ashford St. on West Campus.  (Entrance on Ashford St. side)

Please contact bands@bu.edu if you have any questions about Pep Band.