Pep Band Cheered on Colgate Hockey As They Faced Cornell
Nov. 15, 2015, 2:17 p.m.
The Colgate Pep Band just wrapped up a busy weekend! On Friday, we traveled to Ithaca to cheer on the Colgate Men's Hockey team as they faced Cornell, our major athletic rival, on the storied ice of Lynah Rink. Colgate unfortunately lost, but everyone had a great time (even though Cornell put us in the bottom corner of the rink, behind the glass divider). We returned to pump up the crowd at last night's home game against Cornell, where we participated in the tradition of tossing Big Red chewing gum at the visiting team. The game was close, but Colgate ended up losing in overtime. Even though the hockey team didn't do as well as we'd hoped, the weekend was one of the highlights of the semester!
2015 Band Camp a Success!
Aug. 30, 2015, 9:26 p.m.
As Humphrey Bogart once famously reminded us in the 1942 film Casablanca, "We'll always have band camp." Well, okay, he didn't quite say it that way, but regardless, the Colgate Pep Band's 2015 Band Camp Pre-Orientation program was a resounding success, and lots of great memories were made. Band members participated in group cookouts, met our newest members, played games on Whitnall Field, and learned many new songs, which we look forward to sharing with the Colgate community very soon! Our members agreed that this year's band camp was one of the best in recent memory. Don't worry if you weren't able to make it; you can still sign up by filling out our recruitment form and contacting one of our officers! You can also find our officers at Colgate's Activities Fair taking place on Friday, September 4th. Look for us cheering on Raider Athletics in the coming weeks as we play at a variety of events, including Soccer and Football. Thank you to all of our members and supporters who helped make this year's band camp productive, enjoyable, and memorable!
There's Still Time to Sign Up for Band Camp!
June 2, 2015, 2:20 p.m.
The "official" June 1st deadline for enrolling in a pre-orientation program may have passed, but we are absolutely still accepting students for band camp! If you'd like to come to band camp, check out our recruiting page and fill out the form! Additionally, if you are an incoming first-year, please fill out Colgate's pre-orientation application as well. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!
Sign Up For Band Camp!
May 13, 2015, 6:56 p.m.
Greetings incoming first-years and all who are interested in joining pep band! The officers are busy creating a great program for band camp this coming August, and we'd love for you to join us! Take a look around our website, and once you've realized that pep band is a great group to join, please fill out our recruiting form. Additionally, if you're an incoming first-year, please fill out Colgate's official pre-orientation application so that you're on everyone's list. Feel free to reach out to any of our officers if you have any questions or concerns! Have a wonderful summer, and see you in the fall!
Colgate pep band travels to Lake Placid
March 22, 2015, 3:48 p.m.
This weekend, a small group of us took time out of our spring breaks to follow the Colgate Men's Ice Hockey Team to Lake Placid, the home of the ECAC Championship. We had lots of fun exploring the town of Lake Placid, not to mention cheering the team on at two very exciting games! During our down time, we enjoyed movies, delicious meals, card games, music, and good company. Lots of memories and inside jokes were made! Band trips are some of the best experiences one can have while participating in the pep band. If you're considering joining, please fill out the recruitment form on the website and reach out to one of our officers! Additionally, follow us on Twitter to see what we're up to!
Congratulations Class of 2015
Feb. 23, 2015, 11:14 a.m.
Congratulations to the Class of 2015 seniors who were honored at the final regular-season men's hockey game this past weekend. The Raider Pep Band Class of 2015 includes (left to right) Nick Yap, Sarah Byer, Niki Schroeder, Michelle Sagalchik, Lloyd Sarpong, Matt Brauner, and Annie Hoefler (not pictured).
Hitting the road
Feb. 13, 2015, 1:23 p.m.
A small contingent of the band (13 members, of course!) is hitting the road this weekend. We'll be following the men's ice hockey team as they compete at Harvard on Friday and Dartmouth on Saturday. If you're at either game, come and say hello! We're also looking forward to some fantastic sightseeing in Boston this weekend. Follow us on twitter for updates and pictures!
Getting the band back together
Jan. 27, 2015, 12:33 a.m.
Happy January, happy snow storms, happy to be back! The pep band is back and better than ever. Now that we've returned from winter break, the band is ready for another great semester of music making and fun. This past weekend, we cheered on the men's hockey team at their Friday and Saturday home games. We are especially excited for this coming week, as we will be playing at the annual Colgate-Cornell men's hockey game on Friday and travelling to Cornell for a rematch on Saturday. We have other away trips in the works, too, but more on that later! We hope to see you this weekend at Colgate, Cornell, or both!