ABOUT AU PEP BAND

Welcome to the AU Eagles Pep Band!

Founded in 1930, the American University Pep Band is the university's musical spirit at athletic events, community activities, and various university functions. Our membership includes a diverse range of backgrounds including students from all academic colleges & majors, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In addition, our members are involved in a wide-variety of campus activities, fraternities and sororities, clubs, athletic teams, and societies, and come from all parts of the country.

The AU Eagles Pep Band's primary function is to help foster school spirit on the American University campus. We accomplish this with performances at athletic events (men's basketball and women's volleyball games) and other functions, including pep rallies and alumni events. On average, the Pep Band performs at 20 school functions per semester.

The AU Eagles Pep Band is also proud to perform annually at the Marine Corps Marathon in the fall. In recent years the band has also enjoyed performing outside the Verizon Center for fans before attending a basketball game and we have also had opportunities to travel and perform with the AU Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams when they qualify for the NCAA tournaments.

For questions about the AU Pep Band, please email the student leadership, PepBand@american.edu