JAX pep band

The JAX Pep Band performs at selected men's and women's basketball games from late November through March. This lab ensemble boosts team spirit and provides an exciting experience at Northern Arizona University athletic events.


We encourage students from all colleges to audition.


  • Auditions consist of a one-octave chromatic scale (ascending/descending) and the Northern Arizona University fight song (memorization is highly encouraged). 
  • Punctual arrival and professional performance are both musts. 


  • Paid positions are available based upon individual auditions.
  • Selected members will earn $15 per game, payable at the end of the season. 
  • A new hire packet to Human Resources is required for all paid positions. 


If you are selected you will need to enroll in one of the following:

  • Freshman: MUP 170, Section 07
  • Sophomore: MUP 270, Section 07
  • Junior: MUP 370, Section 07
  • Senior: MUP 470, Section 07


Pre-season rehearsals may be scheduled if needed by the pep band director. You will be informed well in advance.

Performance Schedule 

  • JAX Pep Band schedule (coming soon)
  • If you plan on being a member of the ensemble, please do not schedule any events on performance dates. You should report 45 minutes prior to tip-off.
  • All games are held in the Rolle Activity Center unless otherwise noted. 


You are responsible for covering the cost of your uniform. The maximum cost is $30.


Please note that the band may travel with either basketball team during tournament play.

  • Only members of the band will be permitted to travel to any post-season events.
  • These games are not considered paid services. However, travel accommodations will be provided if necessary.
  • In the event of a limit on the ensemble size for a given game, the director will hand select band members to attend. 

Additional rules and regulations 

  • If you are unable to attend a game, you must provide a substitute player who principally performs on the same instrument as you (no secondary instrument performers are allowed, except with the director’s consent). Failure to do so will negatively affect your final grade.
  • Please be aware that if you have excessive absences or tardiness or are unprofessional at any game, you may be asked to leave the pep band.