The Crusader Pep Band is organized in early October with performances beginning in early November and concluding in March. The band performs at men’s and women’s home basketball games, select ice hockey games, and at other college functions and sporting events by invitation. Our purpose is to support the Crusaders as enthusiastically as we can and to entertain our Holy Cross fans in the Hart Center with a variety of musical styles.
Though the majority of the membership is comprised of those enrolled in the Goodtime Marching Band, the pep band is open to all students on campus with prior experience on wind or percussion instruments. Band members are required to attend all preseason rehearsals and at least half of the total events each season.
During March 2016, the pep band traveled to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for the Patriot League Men’s Basketball tournament and also for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament in Dayton, Ohio, (First Four) and Spokane, Washington (1st Round).