Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Bison Pep Band play for?

Do I have to be a music major to play in the pep band?

Do you have to be in marching band to play in the pep band?

What are the benefits of playing in the pep band?

Are Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Concordia College students allowed to play in NDSU's pep bands?

What instruments does the pep band play?

 


What does the Bison Pep Band play for?

The pep band plays for all men's and women's home basketball games, most home volleyball games, tournament games for basketball and volleyball, and a handful of other events like soccer games.

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Do I have to be a music major to play in the pep band?

No. All majors are welcome in the band. In fact most of the band is made up of non-music majors.

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Do you have to be in marching band to play in the pep band?

No. The pep band is open to any student at NDSU, MSUM or Concordia. The only requirement is to enjoy playing your instrument and cheering for the bison.

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What are the benefits of playing in the pep band?

There are numerous benefits for playing in the pep band besides just getting into the games for free.. First you recieve a hot dog, pop and chips free at every game, and if that isn't enough to get you on board, you receive a stipend check for the number of games you have attended. Lastly and most importantly, if you join and attend enough games you are could be lucky enough to attend the Summit League Tournament or possibly the NCAA Basketball Tournament, like the 08-09 season.

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Are Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Concordia College students allowed to play in NDSU's pep bands?

Yes. We welcome any students from MSUM and Concordia. Any student can play for a NDSU game, although they have bands that play for their sports. Members have played in the pep band because of the friends they have made in marching band.

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What instruments does the pep band play?

The pep band has flutes/piccolos, clarinets, saxophones (alto, tenor, and bari), mellophones, trumpets, trombones, baritones, sousaphones, electric bass guitar, and trapset.

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