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About the Pep Band

The JMU Pep Band, one of the premier college pep bands in the nation, plays at all home Men’s and Women’s home basketball games, as well as other various functions around campus. The revamped band has become an integral part to home basketball games with their energetic music and wild antics. Under the direction of Mr. Chad Reep, the band has risen to popularity throughout the country after repeated post-season appearances by both basketball teams. In just five short years, the band has attended post-season play in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. The goal of the band is to entertain the crowds wherever they may be while continually supporting the Dukes basketball teams.

The band is open to all students at JMU that play brass, saxophone, drumset, bass, or guitar.

  • AUDITIONS: There are no auditions, with the exception of the rhythm section. The application process begins mid to late September.
  • SCHEDULE: The group rehearses for 30 minutes prior to each game. The ensemble convenes at the beginning of the basketball season.
  • CONTACT: Please feel free to follow the "JMU Pep Band" FacebookTwitter, or Instagram for updates. Or email JMU Pep Band Director, Chad Reep at