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The Boston College Pep Band offers students the excitement of participating in athletic events during the Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s Hockey Seasons. Students with expertise on all wind instruments, drum set, and auxiliary percussion are encouraged to participate.

The Pep Band performs more than any other ensemble at Boston College. With a membership of approximately 140 students per year, the Pep Band provides a well-balanced 30-member band at all athletic events. This creates ample opportunity for the BC Pep Band members to support Boston College Athletics, travel to fun and exciting athletic events, and get airtime on regional and national sports broadcasts. The Pep Band ensembles are the musical voice of Boston College athletic traditions from nearly a century of Hockey and Basketball.

In recent years, the band has traveled to the following events during the regular and tournament season: Men's Hockey Frozen Four/National Championship, Women's Hockey Frozen Four/National Championship, Hockey East Tournament, BeanPot Tournament, Women's Basketball ACC Tournament, and Men's Basketball ACC Tournament.

Membership is open to BC undergraduates and graduate students, as well as undergraduates and graduate students at area universities. This ensemble does not require an audition. Members typically have prior experience playing in student-level ensembles. The Pep Band season runs from mid-October through mid April.

For a complete schedule of Pep Band performances, please visit our Pep Band Calendar for the most up-to-date Hockey and Basketball season and tournament schedules.

For more information about this dynamic, fun, and well-traveled ensemble, please contact the Bands Office at 617-552-3018 or