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Pep Varsity Bands

  • Pep Band

     

    Music 170/370 (Fall and Spring Semesters, with a Winter Session commitment)


    Bryan K. Ransom, Director


           
    The SDSU Pep Band is one of the finest musical spirit groups in the nation. This band performs at all men’s home basketball games in the on-campus, 12,414 seat Viejas Arena. The Pep Band performing exciting custom arrangements of contemporary music, and draws from a playlist of over 300 tunes. Marquee performances by the Pep Band include the 1998 World Series, Super Bowl XXXVII, Wheel of Fortune - College Week (House Band), NBC’s Today Show, Bring it On (the movie), several San Diego Padres Games, the 2005 and 2006 Davis Cup and 2008 Fed Cup Tennis Matches, and a featured halftime performance at the 2008 Chargers Playoff game.

     

    Auditions are held at the beginning of the Fall semester. Auditions consist of sight reading a short musical excerpt in a jazz/rock style. The Pep Band season runs from mid-September through the first week of April.

     

    This class meets on selected Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:40 pm, with 6 to 8 rehearsals in the fall semester only. Performances days vary. You must be available to play at games during the winter break (December-February), and this course is a two semester commitment (you must be enrolled and participate in both fall and spring semesters).

     

    2017/18 PEP BAND AUDITION INFO:


    Audition for the Aztec Pep Band!

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    SDSU Music Building
    Coach’s Office - 114C (west side of Music Bldg)

    1. Email Band Manager Katie Debus at bandmanager.sdsu@gmail.com with the subject “PEP BAND AUDITIONS” In the body of the email:
    -Full Name
    -Instrument(s) auditioning on
    -Requested time block:
    6:30-7pm
    7pm - 7:30pm
    7:30 -8pm
    8pm - 8:30pm
    8:30- 9pm

    2. You will then receive a confirmation email, confirming your audition block time, and a link to download the audition music.

    3. All members, returning and new, must attend the audition.

    4. In addition to performing sections from the audition piece, you may be asked to do a bit of sight reading

    5. The Pep Band is a 2 semester (Fall and Spring) commitment, with performances over the winter break.

     

    View the latest schedule of games and rehearsals.


    ”...we are the twice-striking lightning…..beating the drum that brings the rain…”


  • Varsity Band


    Music 170/370 (Fall and Spring Semesters, with a Winter Session commitment)

     

    The SDSU Varsity Band is a high energy, high spirit group that performs at all women’s home basketball games in the on-campus, 12,414 seat Viejas Arena. The Varsity Band uses a “Marching Band” style instrumentation of approximately 30 members, and performs both Marching Band and Custom arrangements.


    No audition required for the Varsity Band. However, consent of Director is required prior to enrolling. The Varsity Band season runs from mid-September to mid-March.


    This class meets on selected Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:40 pm, with 6 to 8 rehearsals in the fall semester only. Performances days vary. You must be available to play at games during the winter break (December-February), and this course is a two semester commitment (you must be enrolled and participate in both fall and spring semesters).

     

     


    View the latest schedule of games and rehearsals.


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