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Upcoming Events: Pep Band Alumni Day & High School Pep Band Day 2022


JMU Pep Band Alumni Day – Saturday January 29, 2022

Open to any Pep Band Alumni. Please provide own instruments. Contact Amy Birdsong with questions.

There is no fee, nor any ticket purchase required for Alumni Performing.

Location: Atlantic Union Bank Center


Check-in: 1:30pm

Rehearsal: 2-3pm

Pre-game performance: 3-4pm

Tip-off: 4pm

Music: Music will be provided digitally the week prior to registered participants

(hard copies provided at event)

Uniform: Start Wearing Purple! Come wearing your favorite JMU gear!


Use below link to sign-up. Deadline for registration is 1/21/22.



High School Pep Band Day 2022 -

Sunday January 30, 2022 

Join the members of the JMU Pep Band for High School Pep Band Day 2022.  This year's event will take place on Sunday January 30, 2022  at the Atlantic Union Bank Center.

This event allows rising ninth through twelveth grade students who play standard Pep Band instruments (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Mellophone, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Guitar, Electric Bass, and Drumset) to experience what it's like to be a member of the JMU Pep Band for a college basketball game.

Cost: $20 which includes JMU Pep Band long-sleeved t-shirt (uniform for game) and lunch

Masks required. Please try to bring own bell covers (will have extras for those who need them)

Instruments: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpets, Mellophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone B.C., Tuba, Guitar, Bass, Drumset.*

*Please provide your own instrument (exception – drumset).  

Music: Music will be provided digitally the week prior to registered participants

(hard copies provided at event)

Uniform: A long sleeved Pep Band shirt will be provided and jeans are to be worn.


Registration & Payment

To register and pay via credit card for Pep Band Day please use the link below.

High School Pep Band Day Registration & Payment Site

Deadline for registration is 1/21/22.


Basic Schedule for High School Pep Band Day 2022


Registration at Atlantic Union Bank Center (check in and recieve Pep Band Day T-Shirt)


Rehearsal Begins

12:00 PM

Rehearsal Ends

12-12:45 PM

Lunch - Pizza!

1:00 PM

Report to Stands (wearing Pep Band Day T-shirt)

2:00 PM

Game Starts - JMU vs Northeastern

3:00 PM

Approximate Halftime


Approximate end of game

4:15 PM



Additional Tickets

To purchase additional general admission tickets to the game please use the links below.  

Please Note: Pep Band Day Participant tickets are included in the $20 event fee & there is no ticket fee for alumni performing on Alumni Pep Band Day. The links below are for parents/family/friends that might also want to attend the game(s). 

Alumni Pep Band

H.S. Pep Band Day



If you have questions regarding the event, please contact Pep Band Director, Ms. Amy Birdsong at birdsoae@jmu.edu

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 Ms. Amy Birdsong, 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 Ms. Amy Birdsong at birdsoae@jmu.edu


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