The University of Texas Longhorn Pep Band is an integral component of the game day experience, performing at all Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Texas Volleyball home events, as well as the Big XII and NCAA tournaments. The Longhorn Pep Band is comprised of highly spirited and talented musicians from across the University, and plays a wide range of repertoire including pop, funk, hip hop, rock, and traditional music, with the purpose of providing entertainment and creating crowd enthusiasm for UT’s teams. The band has made special appearances at the Austin City Limits festival, and with renowned musical acts such as The Peterson Brothers, Van Wilks, The Nightowls, and many others.
Pep Band is open to all qualified students university-wide by audition.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Only one rehearsal per week is required to earn credit (1 hour).
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Longhorn Pep Band
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Here's how to Join Longhorn Pepband
1. Fill out the Prospective Member Information Form
2. Register for your desired Pep Band course during the appropriate semester
3. Prepare a technical etude and full-range chromatic scale for rating. *In lieu of a technical etude, you may submit a recording of the full version of Texas Fight (Download here). Longhorn Band audition videos may also be submitted.
Drum Set: Prepare four different styles of music to be recorded and submitted. Styles to be performed are: fast rock, slow rock, swing, funk and in approximately 30 seconds should showcase at least two fills per style.
Synthesizer: Prepare and perform the Texas Fight Tuba Part. If possible, please also include a musical excerpt of your choosing which showcases both hands performing.
4. Submit your video audition here no later than Jan. 14, 2022.