Join the UMass Pep Band

The UMass Pep Band (also known as the UMass Sports Band) is the pep band that plays at every home Men’s and Women’s Basketball games and Men's Ice Hockey Games. The Pep Band rehearses on Mondays from 4:40-6:10 p.m. beginning in the mid-Fall Semester and runs through the mid-Spring Semester. The Pep Band also plays throughout the Winter Intersession whenever there are home games.

In the past, the Pep Band has traveled with the basketball team to places such as the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, MA, the Boardwalk Hall at Atlantic City, New Jersey and the Madison Square Garden in Times Square in New York City, New York.

Auditions for Pep Band are towards the end Fall Semester. To sign up for Pep Band, enroll into MUSIC583 (Pep Band) through SPIRE, the University’s Administrative Website.

If you are currently a member of the UMass Pep Band and would like to access music, login here.

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