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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.

The Director of the Boston College Pep Band is Tim Leonelli.  A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Tim is currently working towards a Master's of Music Composition at The Boston Conservatory. The Pep Band offers leadership opportunities to those students who wish to excel. The current Executive Board for the 2014-2015 season is Courtney Capistran, Marena Cole, Joe Liguori, Justin Solle and Jackie Surdan. 

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, Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament, and 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 April, according to the tournament fortunes of the Men's and Hockey and Men's and Women's Basketball teams.

For a complete schedule of Pep Band performances, please visit 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