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2023 JMU HIGH SCHOOL PEP BAND DAY

DATE: February 11th, 2023

LOCATION: Atlantic Union Bank Center

GAME: JMU Women’s Basketball vs. Arkansas State University

REGISTRATION FEE: $20 (Covers Food & Pep Band Day T-Shirt)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 9, 2023


TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SET UP AN IRIS ACCOUNT

(More information about using IRIS registration system at the bottom of the page)

Downloadable Informational PDF - Click Here


WELCOME! 

Welcome to the JMU Pep Band’s High School Pep Band Day! We are extremely excited to have you join us in the stands to make awesome music and cheer on our Dukes Basketball team! We hope that this experience will allow for you to see what college pep band is all about and how exciting it can be!

 CHECK-IN

  • Participants will check in through the EVENT STAFF entrance of the Atlantic Union Bank Center (AUBC).
  • You will check in and receive your JMU High School Pep Band Day shirt.
  • The uniform for this event is jeans and your JMU High School Pep Band Day shirt.
  • After check-in, please go to the Pep Band stands on the other side of the arena. Members of the JMU Pep Band will be there to guide and answer questions as needed.

 TICKET INFORMATION

  • No tickets are necessary for performing members of the JMU High School Pep Band Day.
  • The JMU Women’s Basketball team will be playing Arkansas State University at 4:00pm on Saturday, February 11th.
  • Family and friends who would like to be non-performing spectators and fans can purchase tickets for the game directly through JMU’s sports. NOTE: JMU Pep Band sits in front of Section 104.
  • We hope that you will join us for this game! CLICK HERE for ticket purchasing information.

Non-performing guests will NOT be able to enter the arena until game-day gates open to the public.

STORAGE

  • All instrument cases and personal items will be stored underneath the stairwell of sections 205-207.
  • JMU Pep Band members will assist in guiding you.
  • All you will need for this event is your instrument and uniform. Music and stands are provided.
  • If you are wanting to bring money for concessions during halftime, you are permitted to do so.

EVENT PARKING

All event parking is available in general admission parking. This is located in lots C12, D3, and R4. Parking in the SOUTH ENTRANCE of Ballard Parking Deck is also permitted. CLICK HERE for a parking map of the AUBC.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!

Mr. Nieves Villaseñor - Director of JMU Pep Band

villasnx@jmu.edu


2023 JMU HIGH SCHOOL PEP BAND DAY - ITINERARY

12:30PM  - 1:00PM             Check-In | Welcome to JMU. Receive Pep Band Day Packet.

1:00PM - 2:00PM                Rehearsal Begins

2:00PM - 2:40PM                Lunch Break | Pizza!

2:40PM - 2:45PM                Report to Stands | Wear your Purple! JMU Pep Band Day Shirt

3:00PM - 4:00PM                Pregame | Pep Band begins performing.

4:00PM                               Tip Off! | Game Begins

5:00PM                               Halftime (Approximate)

6:00PM                               Game Ends

6:30PM                               Dismissal

 

2023 JMU ALUMNI PEP BAND DAY

DATE: February 18th, 2023

LOCATION: Atlantic Union Bank Center

GAME: JMU Men’s Basketball vs. Louisiana

REGISTRATION FEE: There is no registration fee for this event

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Feburary 16th, 2023


TO REGISTER PLEASE - CLICK HERE

Downloadable Informational PDF - Click Here


WELCOME BACK!

Welcome to the JMU Pep Band’s Alumni Pep Band Day! We are extremely excited to have you join us in the stands to make awesome music and cheer on our Dukes Basketball team! We hope that this experience will allow you to relive some of the greatest parts about being at JMU, our JMU Pep Band!

CHECK-IN

  • Participants will check in through the EVENT STAFF entrance of the Atlantic Union Bank Center (AUBC).
  • The uniform for this event is JMU Pep Band shirt (from any season) OR any purple shirt, and jeans.
  • After check-in, please go to the Pep Band stands on the other side of the arena. Members of the JMU Pep Band will be there to guide and answer questions as needed.

TICKET INFORMATION

  • No tickets are necessary for performing members of the JMU Alumni Pep Band Day.
  • The JMU Men’s Basketball team will be playing Louisiana at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 18th.
  • Family and friends who would like to be non-performing spectators and fans can purchase tickets for the game directly through JMU’s sports. NOTE: JMU Pep Band sits in front of Section 104.
  • We hope that you will join us for this game! CLICK HERE for ticket purchasing information.

Non-performing guests will NOT be able to enter the arena until game-day gates open to the public.

STORAGE

  • All instrument cases and personal items will be stored underneath the stairwell of sections 205-207.
  • JMU Pep Band members will assist in guiding you.
  • All you will need for this event is your instrument and uniform. Music and stands are provided.
  • If you are wanting to bring money for concessions during halftime, you are permitted to do so.

EVENT PARKING

All event parking is available in general admission parking. This is located in lots C12, D3, and R4. Parking in the SOUTH ENTRANCE of Ballard Parking Deck is also permitted. CLICK HERE for a parking map of the AUBC.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us! 

Mr. Nieves Villaseñor - Director of JMU Pep Band

villasnx@jmu.edu


2023 JMU ALUMNI PEP BAND DAY - INTINERARY

3:30PM  - 4:00PM              Check-In | Welcome to JMU. Receive Alumni Pep Band Day Packet.

4:00PM - 5:00PM               Rehearsal Begins

5:00PM - 5:40PM                Dismissed for Break | Alumni members can exit facility for food. Re-entry

                                           through EVENT STAFF entrance is only permitted a maximum of two

                                           times. 

5:40PM - 5:45PM                Report to Stands | Wear your Purple!

6:00PM - 7:00PM                Pregame | Pep Band begins performing.

7:00PM                              Tip Off! | Game Begins

8:00PM                              Halftime (Approximate)

9:00PM                              Game Ends

9:30PM                              Dismissal | Don’t forget our group photo!

Pep Band Day 2023 - Event Parking Map
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USING THE IRIS REGISTRATION & PAYMENT SYSTEM
Already Have An IRIS Account?

If you already have an IRIS account, you can use your same account (email address and password). If prompted for a code use JMUPEP2023.

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it using the “Forgot Your Password?” link.

New to IRIS?

If this is your first time using the IRIS system, you will first need to create an account using an email address and password.

Once you have created your account, you will be able to complete the online Registration Information and make payment. If prompted for a code use JMUPEP2023.

You will use this IRIS account any time you access your registration and payment portal.

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. Nieves Villaseñor, 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 Mr. Nieves Villaseñor @  villasnx@jmu.edu
     
  • VIEW PEP BAND GAMEDAY PHOTOS HERE!

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