Events

Hi everyone, I hope that you’re all having a fantastic summer so far! :D So if you’re down here in San Diego for the summer (or you wanna come down anyway) we have some gigs lined up for late next week!

Thursday, July 17th

  • Balboa Park (aka Esri Party), call time 4:00pm at Balboa Park on El Prado (the walkway in the middle of the park between the art museum and the Natural History museum and the Fleet), closet meet time 3:00pm.

Same as last year we’re performing for a lot of people, so if you can come out please do so. We miss you. I miss you. It’s going to be a long gig, but they’re providing dinner and we’ll get plenty of breaks. If you are planning on attending please answer the Facebook question that Natalie posted so that we can try to figure out a ride situation! If you are driving yourself, give yourself enough time to get to Balboa Park and find parking.

Saturday, July 19th

  • Pride Parade, call time 8:00am in Hillcrest

Prepare to join up again with UCSD’s LGBT-QIA for Pride Parade this year! We do this every year to help show support for the LGBT community. And don’t be afraid to dress up! Trust me, you won’t be alone. We’ll be meeting between Washington and Normal St. Again, let us know if you’ll be attending (Facebook) and we’ll try to help coordinate rides. And if you’re driving yourself, please give yourself enough time to find parking. This event will definitely be crowded. If you guys have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Hope to see you all at the events!

Best,
Nancy Acosta
UCSD Pepband Manager

Hi Pepband!

I hope everyone’s been having a fantastic summer so far! Do you know what would make it even better? Pep gigs!

On Thursday, July 17th, the event planners of the Balboa Park gig from last year have asked us to come play again. Call time will be around 4 pm, and the gig ends around 10pm. Location is at Balboa Park (of course); I’ll send out parking specifics in a later email.

This gig brings in LOTS of money towards the band, so help out yourself and the rest of the band by joining us!

And while you’re in San Diego, why not check out the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade, on Saturday July 19thCall time (tentative) is 9am at cross streets of University Avenue and Normal Street in Hillcrest. We march through the city for a mile or so, showing our support for the LGBT-QIA community from UCSD and around the San Diego area. The parade starts at the University Avenue and Normal Street crossing. Be sure to show your pride by dressing up!

I will provide more details (ride info, etc) as we get closer to the events. In the meantime, contact me for any questions and concerns at nkculhane864@gmail.com or (714)907-6645.
See you soon,
Natalie
**Also, if you’re expecting to attend the LGBT Pride Parade, please register at this link. This gives you a free T-shirt and lets the UCSD LGBT Center know about how many people are coming!
Hello Pepband!

Thought you had gotten rid of me??? Wuahaha, can’t shake me that easily! (Just give it two weeks, actually). Anyways, hope you all had a fantastic time at Bandquet this weekend! We have a few more things happening this week, so come on out and get some more pep in before summer starts!
Here are the events for this week:

**We do NOT have rehearsal this week!** If you are 21+ though, Kirk and Tsukasa will be performing as part of The Village Squares at The House of Blues in downtown SD at 10:00pm on Tuesday night…. If you don’t know who Kirk and Tsukasa are, well, you’re missing out on some wonderful people and equally wonderful musicians.

Friday 6/06/14

  • Watermelon Drop Call Time: 11:15am @ along Ridge Walk between Urey Hall and Bonner Hall. Closet Meet Time: 10:45am
Revelle is having their annual watermelon drop and we’re gonna play at it and watch that watermelon shatter into a million pieces! We’ll be playing for about an hour at max, so if you can come out and play for a bit, we would greatly appreciate it! Also, lunch and watermelon will be provided!
  • Bonfire @ La Jolla Shores! Rides @ SunGod lawn: 6:00pm
This is our last bonfire of the year! We’re going to try to have it at La Jolla Shores. We’ll be cookin’ quesadillas and smores…and we’ll even have Hawaiians galore! All the lead is gone, so now it’s time to return them, and what better place to return them than at a bonfire! It’ll be fun, I promise. So come out and hang out with us before you hunker down to study for finals.

Saturday 6/07/14

  • Triton 5K Call Time: 8:30am @ Stairs behind the Triton Statue in Town Square. Closet Meet Time: 8:00am

Still don’t want to study for finals?? Perfect! I don’t want to study either! We’ll be playing at the Triton 5K to cheer on the runners as they get through those 3 miles! This is our last official gig of the school year too. Woah. Where’d the year go? I don’t know…but come on out to the Triton 5K and play with all your friends one last time before summer vacation!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the information below.

Best,
Natalie Warsinger-Pepe

Manager, UCSD Pepband
nwarsing@ucsd.edu
(530) 339-1877
Hello Pepband!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Also, I hope you all had fun at the Porter’s Pub gig. We were complemented by a regular there who said he normally boos people off the stage, but instead of booing us, he sang along to every song! How awesome is that?
Here are the events for this week:

Tuesday 5/27/14

  • Rehearsal 7:45pm @ RIMAC in the Green Room
We will be having incoming conductor auditions and officer speeches this Tuesday! Conductors will start off the rehearsal, so don’t be late! Then the nominees for every position will give a short speech and answer three questions and we will vote at the end. So come with your horns but also come with a hungry appetite for democracy! (Is that even a saying?)

Saturday 5/31/14

  • Bandquet 6:30pm @ The Yardhouse. Rides @ SunGod Lawn: 5:30pm

Bandquet is finally upon us! If you have a car and can give rides, please meet at SunGod Lawn at 5:30pm so we can drive everyone to Bandquet. The location this year is at The Yardhouse in downtown San Diego and we will meet there at 6:30pm (taking drive time and park time into account). If you still haven’t signed up to go to Bandquet and you want to go, please sign up as soon as possible! Also, don’t forget to wear your favorite semi-fancy outfit! …I’m so excited, and I hope you all are as well!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the information below.

Best,
Natalie Warsinger-Pepe

Manager, UCSD Pepband
nwarsing@ucsd.edu
(530) 339-1877

Hello Pepband!

Hope you all had a wonderful Sun God weekend! If you forgot everything this past weekend, here’s a reminder to sign up for Bandquet! Please sign up as soon as possible, and if you can, please try to sign up before this Friday so we have a good idea of who all is coming. The RSVP form is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xaezoOmLocTb1nWenTWWX0VuOD3U3eF-C-eRv8-kqys/viewform
Here are the events for this week:
Tuesday 5/20/14

  • Rehearsal 7:45pm @ RIMAC in the Green Room
We’ll be having officer nominations during rehearsal this week, so come on out and participate in our little democracy!

And if you joined Pepband this year or last year, please bring your Hawaiian to rehearsal and hand it in to either me or Chelly so we can extract all that lead that’s in there.

Friday 5/23/14

  • Porter’s Pub Happy Hour Call Time @ Porter’s Pub : 4:30pm. Closet Meet Time: 4:00pm
We will be playing at Porter’s Pub for their happy hour! This one should be a fun gig, or at minimum a happy one! Hah…not a good joke. But it should be a good time! And look! We’re on their website: http://www.porterspub.com/

Saturday 5/24/14

  • Karaoke Night Rides @ SunGod Lawn: 8:30pm
Need some more Backstreet Boys in your life? Let’s go do some karaoke then! We’ll be going to Karaoke 101, so if you have a car and can give rides, please meet at SunGod lawn at 8:30pm to pick up people.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the information below. And don’t forget to sign up for Bandquet!

Best,
Natalie Warsinger-Pepe
Manager, UCSD Pepband

nwarsing@ucsd.edu
(530) 339-1877

Hello Pepband!
Thanks to all of you who came out to Transfer Triton (**admit**) Day yesterday! You all were so awesome that we got our second noise complaint of the year! YESSS. Seriously, the best. Also, special shout out to Jared Madnick for holding down the trumpet section for the first half of the day; I swear I heard a three-part harmony coming from your trumpet, it was pretty sick.
Here are the events for this week:
Tuesday 5/13/14
  • Rehearsal 7:45pm @ RIMAC in the Green Room
Come out and hang out with us! If you’re interested in being an officer next year, come and hear about the officer positions! If you’re interested in being conductor next year, come and conduct a song or two!
Also, I just found out that there is LEAD in your Hawaiians!!! OH NOOO. Band members who are newcomers and second years (you joined this year or last year), please bring your Hawaiians to rehearsal to hand in to the officers so we can eradicate the lead and protect you from any crazy side-effects! 

Saturday 5/17/14 

  • Social Event TBD
Keep an eye and ear out for more details on a social event on Saturday. Details TBA.

Also, on a serious note, please be safe this Friday at Sun God. If you see friends that are in need, act on it and take them to get help. If you plan on going to places off campus, please use the campus shuttle, Uber, AS Safe Rides, Lyft or any other mode of transportation that does not involve drunk drivers. I hope you all have the best day ever (cause Sun God is awesome!!!) but please be safe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at the information below.

Best,
Natalie Warsinger-Pepe

Manager, UCSD Pepband

nwarsing@ucsd.edu

(530) 339-1877

Hello Pepband!

Hope you’re ready for week six! I can promise you that I am not. OY! I just drank a cup of coffee at 8:00pm; it’s gonna be a great Sunday night. Anyways, hope you had fun at our events last week! To those who came out to Saturday morning’s gig, thank you for waking up so early! I hope those peppy Radiology Technician jokes got your day rollin’.

Here are the events for this week:

Tuesday 05/06/14

  • Rehearsal 7:45pm @ RIMAC in the Green Room

Come hang out with the best band in the land! We’ll be rehearsing like usual. Also, as a reminder, if you’re interested in conducting next year, talk to Thomas about getting some practice in!

Saturday 05/10/14

  • Transfer Admit Day Details TBA

We’ll be playing at Transfer Admit Day this Saturday to recruit some transfer students! If you thought incoming freshmen were peppy, just wait until you meet some transfer students. Have you ever met a transfer student? They’re very happy (definitely not jaded yet).

Lilla or I will let you know the details on the gig as we get closer to the event, but we will probably be playing some time in the morning or during the day…if that helps at all…it’ll be great!


If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the information below.

Best,
Natalie Warsinger-Pepe

Manager, UCSD Pepband
Hello Pepband!

Thanks for coming to all the events this weekend! We almost got rained on at the parade, but the show went on and we sauntered proudly down the street. We also blew the crowd away at that Water Polo game….but really….they told us to be quiet. I have never been more proud of you all.
Here are the events for this week:
Tuesday 04/29/14
  • Rehearsal 7:45pm @ RIMAC in the Green Room

It’s been so long, Pepband! Come out and rock out with everyone that you haven’t seen in ages….ages. Can’t wait!

Friday 05/02/14

  • 6th College Chocolate Festival Closet Meet Time: 12:30pm Call Time: 1:00pm @ Camp Snoopy Quad
This is a pretty fun gig..there’s chocolate everywhere and it’ll probably end up on your face at some point. We will be playing from 1:30-2:30pm, so if you have class during half of the event or part of the event, come to the other half! (And then you’ll get chocolate).

Saturday 05/03/14
  • Cancer Care Symposium Closet Meet Time: 7:00am Call Time: 7:30am @ UCSD Moores Cancer Center in the Goldberg Auditorium (2nd floor)

We will be playing bright and early at a cancer symposium! We’ll be playing in a really small auditorium so we can only take 1-2 members from each section. If you are interested in going, talk to Thomas asap to reserve a spot. I know it’s early, but it should be a cool symposium! Any biology students interested??? Premeds?? (Should be getting up early to study anyways so might as well come to the symposium…hehe)

  • Belmont Park Outing Rides at SunGod Lawn: 12:00pm
It’s Pepband goes to Belmont Park Day! If you slept in instead of going to the Symposium (or even if you did go to the Symposium…you’re such a trooper) wake up and come on out with us to Belmont Park! We’ll be going out to the park to hang out, ride on some roller coasters, chill on the beach, and anything else that you want to do at Belmont Park. It’ll be fun and hopefully sunny! If you have a car, please meet at SunGod lawn at 12:00pm to give rides.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the information below.

Best,
Natalie Warsinger-Pepe
Manager, UCSD Pepband
nwarsing@ucsd.edu
(530) 339-1877
Hello Pepband!

Hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing week/weekend and got to eat some chocolate eggs or something! We have a few more gigs for you this week, so hope you’re pumped!
Here are the events for this week:

Tuesday 04/22/14

  • Grad Night Call Time: 6:00pm on Library Walk in front of the bookstore. Closet Meet Time: 5:30pm
This is the event where we play for all of the graduating seniors as they line up to go buy ridiculously “sale-priced” items at the bookstore. Let’s get them pumped up! There will be pizza.
**Since we will be playing at Grad Night, we will not be having rehearsal this week.**
Saturday 04/26/14

  • Linda Vista Multicultural Parade Closet Meet Time and Rides at RIMAC Loading Dock: 9:00am
Yay! Another parade! Please wear your Pepband T-shirt. NO HAWAIIANS. We will be checking in at San Diego Cooperative Charter School. The address is: 7260 Linda Vista Road SD, CA 92111, so plan on parking along the street near there. If you can drive people to the parade, please meet at the loading dock at 9:00am so we can pack up cars with equipment and people and leave by 9:30am.

Sunday 04/27/14

  • **Tentative** Women’s Water Polo – WWPA Championship Call Time: 12:30pm @ Canyonview Pool. Closet Meet Time: 12:00pm
Whether or not we play at this game depends on if they win on Saturday. But let’s assume that they’ll win and plan on being there on Sunday! Keep an eye out for announcements on Saturday; we’ll let you know whether or not we’ll be playing.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the information below.

Best,
Natalie Warsinger-Pepe

Manager, UCSD Pepband
nwarsing@ucsd.edu
(530) 339-1877

Hello Pepband!

Hope you all had a great time at Picnic Day this weekend! If you weren’t able to go this year, I really hope you can go up next year; it’s always a treat to be able to listen to and play with other great bands.
Here are the events for this week:

**We do NOT have rehearsal this week. Take the evening to relax and recover and catch up on homework (yeah, right…homework).**

Friday 04/18/14

  • Women’s Water Polo vs. San Diego State Call Time: 5:30pm @ Canyonview Pool. Closet Meet Time: 5:00pm
The Women’s Water Polo team’s season is almost over, so let’s cheer them on to victory against that other SD school! If you can, please meet at the closet to help transport equipment to the pool. If you can’t make the closet meet time, let your section leader or Thomas or me know to take your instrument to the pool. We will be playing at the normal pool this time so we’ll actually be able to see the game! Yay!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the information below.

Best,
Natalie Warsinger-Pepe
Manager, UCSD Pepband
nwarsing@ucsd.edu
(530) 339-1877