This performance-based course is open to all University brass, woodwind, electric guitar, electric bass, keyboard, and percussion players. An audition is required to be eligible to participate in this course. The Pep Band performs for the majority of the VU Women’s and Men’s home basketball games throughout the season. The ensemble plays a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, pop, and Latin. Membership in the ensemble for the entire year is preferred, but not required. 2 hours rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal/preparation hours as required for tours and performances.