SotW 2016 Pep Band Policies

  • In order to save time and get the band playing as quickly as possible, we expect all members to be in place, ready to play, 30 minutes prior to tip-off. We will begin with some tune-up exercises, but quickly get into our set list.
  • We have two set lists: The "Gold" list consists of tunes that may be called at any time. While these tunes are located in the books, the band is highly encouraged to memorize the Gold list for the sake of quick transitions. The "Blue" list consists of tunes that are not expected to memorized. Band members can follow the list and anticipate the next tune.
  • Rehearsals occur on Monday evenings. These times are reserved for learning new tunes and adding visuals to our existing music. Rehearsals are mandatory. We will also play through 1-2 pieces at the end of the games to practice new tunes. The dates after spring break are intended to introduce music for next fall and complete drum major auditions. These rehearsals are mandatory as well.
  • Don’t forget to register for MSU Pep Band [MUSI 348 002 crn: 32144]
  • When in the stands…
    • always stand up (if you are not feeling well, inform the staff)
    • join cheers and participate in band visuals
    • play to the best of your ability with a quality sound
    • no homework/books/obvious non-BB game related activities
    • keep comments classy
    • non-band visitors must remain outside of the confines of the band
  • Dress Code…
    • for SotW T-Shirts = T-shirt, long khaki (tan) pants
    • for Pep Band Polos = Polo, long blue jeans (no ripped pants)
    • all Blue and Gold MSU hats are acceptable but not mandatory
  • Attendance is expected…
    • if you are in weekDAY band then you will come to rehearsal on Monday AND all Thursday games
    • if you are in weekEND band then you will come to rehearsal on Monday AND all Saturday games
    • All members will be playing on Saturday, January 30, 2016—clear your schedule!
  • Absences…
    • if you are in EITHER weekDAY or weekEND band, you are allowed ONE absence per season. (an absence is missing a game OR a rehearsal)
    • if you are in BOTH weekDAY and weekEND band, you are allowed TWO absences per season. (an absence is missing a game OR a rehearsal)
    • Late arrivals count as ½ of an absence and will be rounded down when calculating attendance.
  • You have until Tuesday, January 12th to check your schedule for conflicts. Given sufficient notice, you will be allowed to make-up missed games/rehearsals by attending additional or supplementary musical events. Otherwise no additional absences will be allowed (except for extreme circumstances). 
  • The director, band staff, and drum majors may deny any band member from performing for not adhering to these policies. Nothing that distracts from the uniformity of the band or may compromise the sound, style, or morale of the band will be allowed.
  • All other policies regarding participation, student leadership, decorum, and band equipment may be viewed on the SotW website: http://www.montana.edu/music/sotw/membersonly/

2016 Pep Band Schedule

DATE

DAY

CALL TIME(S)

EVENT

LOCATION

GROUP

1/12

Tuesday

7:00-8:15pm

Cat's Meow Rehearsal

Howard Hall

Cat's Meow

1/12

Tuesday

7:30pm

Instrument Checkout

Fieldhouse

Full Band

1/12

Tuesday

8:30-10:00pm

Rehearsal

Fieldhouse

Full Band

1/13

Wednesday

4:30-5:30pm

Cat's Meow Rehearsal (with Cheer and BB)

Arean

Cat's Meow

1/14 Thursday

6:30pm

 BB Game Fieldhouse WeekDAY
1/16

Saturday

1:30pm  BB Game Fieldhouse WeekEND

1/18

Monday

7:00-8:15pm

Cat's Meow Rehearsal

TBA

Cat's Meow

1/18

Monday

8:30-10:00pm

Rehearsal

Fieldhouse

Full Band

1/20

Wednesday

4:30-5:30pm

Cat's Meow Rehearsal (with Cheer and BB)

South Gym

Cat's Meow

1/21

Thursday

6:30pm

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekDAY

1/23

Saturday

1:30pm

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekEND

1/25

Monday

8:30-10:00pm

Rehearsal

Fieldhouse

Full Band

1/30

Saturday

1:15pm

W. Cat/Griz

Fieldhouse

WeekEND

1/30

Saturday

6:15pm

M. Cat/Griz

Fieldhouse

WeekDAY

2/1

Monday

8:30-10:00pm

Rehearsal

Fieldhouse

Full Band

2/4

Thursday

6:30pm

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekDAY

2/6

Saturday

1:30pm

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekEND

2/8

Monday

8:30-10:00pm

Rehearsal

Fieldhouse

Full Band

2/11

Thursday

6:30pm

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekDAY

2/13

Saturday

1:30pm

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekEND

2/22

Monday

8:30-10:00pm

Rehearsal

Fieldhouse

Full Band

2/25

Thursday

7:30pm

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekDAY

2/27

Saturday

7:30pm

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekEND

3/3

Thursday

6:30pm

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekDAY

3/5

Saturday

1:30pm       

BB Game

Fieldhouse

WeekEND

3/6-3/10

Sunday-Thursday

All Day

Big Sky Tournament

Reno, NV

TBD(max. 30)*

3/28

Monday

8:30-10:00pm

DM Auditions

Fieldhouse

Full Band

4/9

Saturday

2:00pm-Midnight

Billings Wolves FB

Road Trip

Full Band**

4/18

Monday

7:00-8:15pm

Cat's Meow Rehearsal

TBA

Cat's Meow

4/18

Monday

8:30-10:00pm

SotW 2015 Music

Fieldhouse

Full Band

*There is a possibility that we will be sending a small band to Reno for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Right now this is a tentative trip and will only involve a small fraction of the pep band. If we do go, invitations will be grated to members of the band based upon their participation, effort, and dedication while in pep band. Consideration will also be made for meeting the musical needs of the group.

**This year may again be traveling to the Billings Wolves FB Game on April 9th. We are restricting the trip to 110 band members. Those with the best attendance and who are registered for the course will have priority. More details will come throughout the semester