Pep Band

The UConn Pep Band is an auditioned group of student musicians who perform and cheer at UConn men’s and women’s basketball and men’s hockey home games.

There are three traveling pep bands, Maker Band, Gillespie Band and McMullen Band, which were named after the past three band directors. These bands split the home schedules of the men’s team and women’s team at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, and at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. These bands also split any post-season travel opportunities, such as the American Athletic Conference tournaments, and the NCAA tournaments. Some past trips have included Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, San Antonio, New York City, Philadelphia, San Antonia, Lincoln, Anaheim, Dallas and New Orleans.

Any full time UConn student may audition for Pep Band, however, preference is given to members of the UConn Marching Band. Auditions usually take place in November.

Students who cannot commit time to a traveling Pep Band may audition for Husky Band. Husky Band members need to attend a certain number of games, but can sign up for times that best fit their schedule.

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Join the Hockey Pep Band

The University of Connecticut Division of Athletics and UConn Bands are pleased to announce the formation of a hockey pep band. The ensemble will perform at the home men’s hockey games at the XL Center in Hartford. UConn Men’s Hockey is entering their first season in Hockey East, the nation’s premier hockey conference. All student musicians are welcome to participate in this new ensemble. Marching band participation is not required for membership.

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