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2011-2012 Basketball Pep Bands


The Gold and Purple Basketball Pep Bands each play approximately 7 home games plus one of the MVC Tournaments in March.  Scholarships are available for qualified members of the Pep Band.  Eligible students may receive two scholarships for joining both the Gold and Purple Bands. The exact amount is to be determined but will be no less than $150. Both scholarship and non-scholarship members will receive one credit for the Pep Band class.

To Join

1. Attend the Mandatory Pep Band Meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 8:30pm in the UNI Dome Stands. All information about band assignments and scholarship auditions will be discussed at this meeting. Please bring your yearly planner to this meeting so that we can discuss tournament dates.

Students who would like to be eligible for a scholarship must audition for a scholarship position. See below for audition information.

Students who would like to join the band without a scholarship may be asked to play individually in order to facilitate the assignment of parts. More information about this will be discussed at the mandatory meeting.

2. Audition sign-up sheets will be posted on the door to Room 48 in GBPAC beginning on November 9, 2011. Please come to Room 48 after November 9 to sign up for an audition time.

Audition Dates:
• Tuesday, November 15, 5:00pm-9:00pm, GBPAC 64
• Wednesday, November 16, 5:00pm-9:00pm, GBPAC 64
• Drum-set auditions will be held on Tuesday, November 15 from 8-9:00pm in the PAC drumset practice room. 

For wind and bass auditions, please prepare a short piece (a pep band song is acceptable) and the UNI Fight Song (PDFs are located Here).  There will be a short sight reading portion.

For drumset, you will be asked to perform the UNI Fight Song on drumset, and during the audition you will also be asked to create a drum part to accompany a recording. The recording is located here.

3. After the auditions you will be assigned to either the Purple or Gold Pep Band, and a schedule of performances for the band you are assigned will be emailed to you.

4. There will be 2 Rehearsals for Basketball Pep Band:

Sunday, January 8, 2012, GBPAC Davis Hall, 7:00-9:00pm

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, GBPAC Davis Hall, 7:00-9:00pm

QUESTIONS about joining the Basketball Bands? Email Graduate Assistant Nicole Davis at nvall@uni.edu