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Pep Band Day 2020

Join the members of the JMU Pep Band for their first ever high school Pep Band Day.  This year's event will take place on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the JMU Convocation 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.

The cost of the event is $20 per student.  Each student will recieve a Pep Band Day t-shirt, as well as lunch before the game.  Payment will be collected via credit card using the link below.



To register for Pep Band Day please use the link below.


The registration and payment deadline is Sunday, December 22, 2019 by 11:59 PM.



To pay via credit card for Pep Band Day please use click here.

The registration and payment deadline is Sunday, December 22, 2019 by 11:59 PM.


Additional Tickets

To purchase additional general admission tickets to the game please use the link below.  Note: Pep Band Day Participant tickets are included in the $20 event fee.  Participants do not need to purchase an additional ticket. The link below is for parents/family/friends that might also want to attend the game.

Purchase Additional Tickets

The JMU Women's Basketball Team will be playing Elon at 2:00 PM


Basic Schedule

11:00 AM

Registration at JMU Convocation Center A Doors (check in and recieve Pep Band Day T-Shirt)

11:30 AM

Rehearsal Begins

12:30 PM

Rehearsal Ends

12:40 PM

Lunch - Pizza!

1:15 PM

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

2:00 PM

Game Starts - JMU vs Elon

3:00 PM

Approximate Halftime

4:30 PM

Approximate end of game

4:45 PM




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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