University of Florida Athletic Pep Bands

Rehearsal times: Sunday nights 8:00p-9:30p

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Gator Basketball Pep Band
Dr. Chip Birkner, Director Email

The Gator Basketball Pep Band is an audition-based and scholarship-earning ensemble.

The Pep Band performs at all Gator men's and women's home basketball games with a repertoire selected from a wide variety of pep band tunes as well as all of the favorite Gator cheers! Auditions take place in early October and typically consist of major scales, chromatic scale, and sight-reading. Following a successful audition, the Pep Band Roster is divided into three separate bands of approximately 25 members each. Men’s games feature two of the bands and women's games feature one of the bands. The Pep Band also travels to all SEC and NCAA tournaments. Interested students should contact Dr. Birkner for more information. 

Auditions for the 2019-2020 Basketball Pep Band will be held Wednesday Oct 2nd, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Steinbrenner Band Hall.

 

Wind players will be asked to play major scales, chromatic scale (full range) and sight-read.

 

Electric Bass players will be asked to sight-read.

 

Drumset players will be asked to play various styles (e.g. medium rock, fast rock, swing, (2) Latin grooves)

 

Rehearsals: Sundays, 7:30pm in the Steinbrenner Band Hall

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Gator Volleyball Pep Band
Mr. Trainor-Renzi, and Ms. Ramona Shiwbaran, Directors   Email

 

Like the Gator Basketball Band, this ensemble is an audition-based and scholarship-earning ensemble. The Volleyball Pep Band performs at all home Gator volleyball games as well as SEC and NCAA tournaments. Auditions usually occur the first week of the fall semester and include major scales, chromatic scale, and sight-reading. 

Auditions for the 2019 Volleyball Pep Band will be Aug 21st  2019 at 7:00pm in the Steinbrenner Band Hall.

 

Wind players will be asked to play major scales, chromatic scale (full range) and sight-read.

 

Electric Bass players will be asked to sight-read.

 

Drumset players will be asked to play various styles (e.g. medium rock, fast rock, swing, (1) latin groove)