Join the UMass Hoop/Ice Band!

The UMass Hoop/Ice Band is the ensemble that plays at the Mullins Center and beyond in support of the men’s and women’s basketball, teams and the men’s hockey team. Instrumentation for the Hoop/Ice Band is standard band instrumentation, with a full rhythm section. The band plays a custom written repertoire with some songs even being student arranged! The Hoop/Ice Band rehearses on Mondays from 4:40-6:10 p.m. beginning in October with the start of the hockey season and runs through March, with the potential for additional postseason games. They also plays throughout the Winter Intersession whenever there are home games.

The Hoop Band has traveled with the basketball teams to places such as:

  • MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA
  • Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
  • Capital One Arena in Washington D.C
  • Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ
  • Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
The Ice Band has traveled with the hockey team to places such as:
  • DCU Center in Worcester, MA
  • TD Garden in Boston, MA
  • Fenway Park in Boston, MA
  • SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH
  • KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY

Auditions for Hoop/Ice Band will be held mid-October. To sign up for Hoop/Ice Band, enroll into MUSIC583 (Pep Band) through SPIRE, the University’s Administrative Website.

For more information, feel free to email our director, Dr. Tim Anderson at