Spirit Programs

The College of the Holy Cross Spirit Programs consists of Cheer, Marching Band, and Pep Band. These groups promote school spirit and engage in fan experience opportunities campus wide. We are actively seeking new members to participate in our programs.

For more information about Spirit Programs, please email Mackenzie Drew, Assistant Director for Spirit Programs, mdrew@holycross.edu


Dating back to 1845, the band program at Holy Cross has one of the longest running legacies of any organization on campus. The Holy Cross Bands provides numerous performance opportunities in a variety of settings.

Holy Cross Marching Band performs at Polar Park stadium in Worcester
Goodtime Marching Band (GTMB)

The Goodtime Marching Band (GTMB) is one of the most visible performing ensembles on campus.  The performances consist of playing popular music in the stands, during pregame engagements and halftime shows. The GTMB is one of the few marching bands in the Patriot League, enabling Holy Cross to create a unique game day atmosphere and fan experience for the Division I football events. The GTMB season begins with band camp prior to classes beginning. It is a great opportunity to make new friends at the beginning of the semester. During the academic year, the GTMB rehearses twice a week during the fall semester, and every Saturday morning before a game. 

Holy Cross Pep Band and President Rougeau playing at a basketball game
Bettertime Pep Band

The Holy Cross Bettertime 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. The purpose is to support Holy Cross athletic teams enthusiastically 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, percussion, electric guitar, piano, and bass instruments. 

Band E-Board, 2023 - 2024

Annie Clark ‘24President
Alanya Telerski ‘24Drum Major
Sophie Cassarino ‘24Librarian
AJ Mann ‘26Junior Drum Major
Juliana Craig ‘26Junior Drum Major
Elaine Kelly ‘26Social Media Manager


The Cheer team works under Mackenzie Drew, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, as an extension of Spirit Programs. The team is coached by Erin McKeon.

Holy Cross Cheer Team
Cheer Team

The Holy Cross cheer team functions out of the Office of Student Involvement as a spirit group. The team is responsible for promoting Holy Cross Athletic competitions, generating school spirit and fan engagement at various events campus wide. The cheer team is present at home football, men’s and women’s basketball games and participates in select travel games each year. Members come from a variety of backgrounds including all star cheer, high school varsity cheer team, and or a number of other sports such as gymnastics, dance, and more.

Edgar Román Almánzar ‘24Bronx, NY
Angela Jaramillo ‘24San Jose, CA
Kaitlyn Freeley ‘25Hanover, MA
Ariadna Lopez ‘25Waukegan, IL
Lily Ouellette ‘25Medway, MA
Sofia Richards ‘25Lawrence, MA
Laura Soler ‘25Lawrence, MA
Amanda Wambui ‘25Worcester, MA
Mia Arias ‘26Dorchester, MA
Ally Beard ‘26Boston, MA
Julia Biamonte ‘26Hyde Park, NY
Naomi De Haza ‘26Manhattan, NY
Isabelle Giaquinto ‘26Hamden, CT
Imani Henriquez ‘26Mount Vernon, NY
Camiah Small ‘26Brooklyn, NY
Maggie Baughman ‘27Littleton, CO
Julia DeChaves ‘27Chelmsford, MA
Liandra Federico ‘27Winchester, MA
Georgia Young ‘27Seekonk, MA

Spirit Leaders

The (CREW)sader Spirit Leaders are a group of student volunteers who help to create and promote the student fan experience at Holy Cross athletic games. Responsibilities include attending sporting events, distributing Holy Cross swag to spectators, and cheering on your favorite athletic teams!

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