MUS 181A02 /281A02 (Offered Fall and Spring; rehearses Thursdays 7:30-9:20pm ONLY during the Spring semester)
The Illinois State University Pep Band performs at all Redbird Volleyball and Basketball games and campus events year round. Membership is open to all Illinois State University students who participate in some other ISU band during the academic year. Instrumentation includes all marching band woodwinds and brass, as well as drum set, electric bass, and optional guitar and synthesizer.
The fall indoor athletic events (volleyball, as well as the start of men's and women's basketball) are covered primarily by the members of the Big Red Marching Machine, but anyone else is welcome to enroll in pep band as well! Because the fall pep band is made up primarily of members of the BRMM, there are no scheduled pep band rehearsals in the fall.
The spring semester performs at men's and women's basketball games, and is made up entirely of students who enroll in the Pep Band course. In the Spring semester, the pep band rehearses weekly from 7:30-9:20pm in Cook Hall 212.
Every year, members of the Pep Band travel (all expenses covered) to the Missouri Valley Conference tournaments and any NCAA or NIT post-season play. Be a part of championship men's and women's basketball and the thrilling college hoops environment of Redbird Arena!