Pep Bands

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 two traveling pep bands, Red Band and Blue Band. These bands split the home schedules of the teams at Gampel Pavilion and Toscano Family Ice Forum in Storrs, and at the XL Center in Hartford. These bands also split any post-season travel opportunities, such as the Big East Conference tournaments, and the NCAA tournaments. Some past trips have included Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, San Antonio, New York City, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Lincoln, Anaheim, Dallas and New Orleans.

Any full time UConn student may audition for Pep Band. Auditions take place early in the Fall Semester and consist of playing the Fight Song, selected scales, and a sight reading exercise.

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.

Please complete this form if you would like more information about the Pep Band!

Find out how to join the Pep Band for 2024-2025 here!

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