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The Mustang Pep Band is a high energy performance ensemble that enhances the game day environment for Football and Basketball Games at SMSU.  The band plays arrangements of some of the most driving popular music selections from the past 4 decades in order to provide entertainment to the widest possible audience.  Members of the Mustang Pep Band come from many degree programs throughout the university. 

During the fall, the Mustang Pep Band plays for all home Football games as well as the Men's and Women's home basketball games that lead up to the semester break.  The fall Mustang Pep Band rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:20 and on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15.

                                             Pep Band Angels                     Pep Band All

In the spring, the Mustang Pep Band plays for all home Men's and Women's Basketball games through the NSIC Tournament.  The spring Mustang Pep Band rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:20.

All full-time, student members of the Mustang Pep Band receive $100 scholarships for each semester of participation.  For more information about the Mustang Pep Band, contact Dr. John Ginocchio at or (507)537-7209.








2018 - 19 Performance Schedule

Fall Schedule

August 24, Opening Convocation, REC, 9:30 a.m.

September 8, SMSU v. Wayne State (FB), 6 p.m.

September 22, SMSU v. Upper Iowa (FB), 1 p.m.

September 22, Pursuit of Excellence, performance at approx. 7:30 p.m.

October 6, SMSU v. UM Crookston (FB), 5 p.m.
**Homecoming parade 11 a.m.**

October 17,  Combined Pep Band with Springfield High School
for Springfield vs. New Ulm, Cathedral Game, 7 p.m.

October 20, SMSU v. Northern State (FB), 5 p.m.

November 3, SMSU v. Concordia St. Paul (FB), 1 p.m.
Play Like a Mustang Pep Band Invitational

November 10, SMSU v. Augustana (FB), 1 p.m.

November 19, Mustang Pep Band in Concert, 7:30 p.m.
(in Fine Arts Theatre)

December 7, SMSU v. MSU Mankato (BB), 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

December 8, SMSU v. Concordia St. Paul (BB), 4 & 6 p.m

January 18, SMSU v. Minot State (BB), 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

January 19, SMSU v. University of Mary (BB), 4 & 6 p.m.
Play Like a Mustang Pep Band Invitational

February 1, SMSU v. UM Crookston (BB), 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

February 2, SMSU v. Bemidji State (BB), 4 & 6 p.m.
Hawaiian Night

February 15, SMSU v. Upper Iowa (BB), 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

February 16, SMSU v. Winona State (BB), 4 & 6 p.m.

February 27, NSIC Tournament First Round, TBA


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