Kevin Wade, Et Al/ERAU Pep Band
Are you not quite ready to give up that instrument you learned in high school? Do you want to support Embry-Riddle in the coolest way possible? If so, then join one of only a handful of musically inclined clubs on campus: the Pep Band and Drumline here at ERAU! We perform for the: Women’s Volleyball team, Men’s and Women’s Basketball team, and anything else that requires our unique brand of “rent-a-mob with instruments” (Cancer support walks, Golf tournaments).
As a member of the pep band, you would attend practices twice a week (as long you don’t have a prior academic commitment) from 6:45-8:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Drumline members begin practice at 6:00 p.m. You would regularly perform and cheer on the Embry-Riddle Eagles at games and have the opportunity to enjoy some non-instrument time with your bandmates (such as midnight trips to Steak and Shake after games, home-cooked dinner nights, etc). Members of the band with a vehicle will provide transportation to and from games, and even out-of-band activities, so don’t worry if you think you can’t get off campus.
Please feel welcome to join us for our first practice on Sept. 1 (Thursday) at 6:45 p.m. Auditions will be held, but do not feel discouraged if you feel you aren’t good enough. Many of our pep band members are very musically talented and more than willing to help anyone ready to put in the effort to improve; all while contributing to our sound at games and practices as well as having a blast with new friends! If you do not have your instrument with you at this time, you can still sit in or pick up one of the Pep Band’s instruments yourself. As one of the louder clubs on campus, we have our very own unique building.
The building is located on Clyde Morris Blvd. in the second modular (aka mobile unit/trailer) behind the ROTC building. If the directions are too confusing, or you struggle to find the building, you can meet up with one of our members inside of the Student Village main entrance around 6:30 p.m. They will be wearing a blue, yellow and white jersey with Pep Band @ ERAU in white and yellow on the front. If you cannot make it to the first practice you can come any Monday or Thursday at 6:45 p.m. Look for our table at the activities fair, find us on ERAU Connection or look us up on Facebook.
Scholarships are available to active Pep Band Members!!!
If you have any questions, please email Eric Sabol at SABOLE@my.erau.edu or ask anyone roaming around campus in a blue, yellow and white jersey as described above.
We love having new members that are dedicated to performing and look forward to meeting everyone that comes to the first/second/twenty-ninth practice.