Hey guys,

I hope this quarter hasn’t been too rough for you. You’ve almost made it! We only have a few things this week to keep getting ready for Davis.

Tuesday, March 10
  • Bonfire. This week instead of rehearsal we’ll be having a bonfire at La Jolla Shores. We will be serving some food! :D If you need a ride, please meet up at Sun God Lawn at 7:15 pm. Rides will start leaving soon after that.
Thursday, March 12th
  • Women’s Water Polo. Our team will be taking on CSUN. Make sure you come out and help us cheer them on. Also, bring a sweater it tends to get a little chilly in the late afternoons/evenings. Closet time: 5:00 pm; Pool call time: 5:30 pm
Saturday, March 14th
  • Davis Decorations. Don’t forget to come out and help us paint our Davis decorations :D We’ll need all the help we can get! We will be making decorations from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm so feel free to stop by at any point during those times.
As a reminder, please make sure you talk to Chelly about Davis (if you need to), and make sure you purchase anything you need for your costume over break. If I don’t get to see you guys this week, I hope you kick butt on finals!

Nancy “I go to bed early” Acosta
(626) 290-5515

Hey guys,

I hope your classes haven’t gotten too difficult. The end is near!! Which also means we’re getting closer to Davis :D Also, don’t forget to fill out the google form that is now available on the Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 3rd
  • Sectional. 7:00 pm This time sectional belongs to the brass section. Please let your section leaders know if you cannot attend this week’s sectional. 
  • Rehearsal. 7:45 pm We will have some very important announcements during this rehearsal. We’ll also be working on more music that we’ll be playing at Davis! Make sure you come out.
Friday, March 6th
  • Volleyball. Call time is 6:30 pm. The men’s team will be playing against Cal Baptist University. Come and earn more Davis points! And help taunt the other team }:oD now that we know where the heckle sheets are….
Saturday, March 7th
  • Ice Skating Social. 3-5 pm at the La Jolla Ice Rink. If you guys need a ride PLEASE be at Sun God Lawn by 2:30 pm. :D If you aren’t there on time, we can’t guarantee you’ll get the group discount :(
  • Volleyball. Call time 6:30 pm This time we’re playing Ball State. Who knows if they’re really good or not, I’ve never heard of them. But something tells me that our guys are still gonna need some assistance with our taunts. 

Make sure you try to get in as many Davis points as possible :o Hope to see you all this week :) If you have any questions or concerns, ask me or any other officer.


Hey Guys!

I hope all of you guys had a fun pirate-y weekend! Here’s next week’s events :)

Tuesday, February 24th
  • Sectional. 7:00 pm This week it’s the woodwinds!
  • Rehearsal. 7:45 pm Now it’s getting serious. We’re going to start preparing for Davis (it’s coming up in April!). Come out and perfect your instrumental skillzz
Friday, February 27th
  • Women’s Water Polo 5:00 pm at the closet and 5:30 pm at Canyonview Pool. This is the first time this year that we’re going to play for the women’s water polo team, so let’s make sure they get a warm welcome (since it’s probably going to be cold).
Saturday, February 28th
  • Davis Decoration Session. 4:00 pm This will be the first decorating session this year. Come out and help us design our decorations. We will be meeting at the closet and then moving to where we’ll be decorating!
  • Volleyball. 6:30 pm Come out and join me in heckling the UCLA men’s team. I know where they keep the heckle sheets…. muahahahha
I hope to see you all this week :) If you guys have any questions please contact me or another officer!
(626) 290-5515
Good evening Pepband,

I hope your weekend was sappy/hateful/cavity-filled. Anywho, it’s time for another fun week! :D  
Tuesday, February 17th
  • Sectional. This time, the brass are up again. As usual, let your section leaders know if you can/cannot attend your sectional. Sectionals will begin at 7:00 pm
  • Rehearsal. Rehearsal will be at our regularly scheduled time for all you young-in’s. So be there at 7:45pm! :) We’ll be rehearsing some pirate music for this week’s games!
  • Mardi Gras Parade. And for all you crazy 21+ people, we will be attending one of Downtown’s craziest outdoor parties, the Mardi Gras Parade. Details are as follows:
  • Closet meetup: 5:30 pm
  • Leave closet: 6:00 pm
  • Check-in MUST happen by 7:00 pm (or they won’t let you in)
  • Check-in is at 6th Ave and F St across from the Ramada Inn.
  • I would suggest parking in Horton Plaza
  • 5th street is closed for the block party
  • We are 7th in the parade line
  • Make sure you leave your instrument cases in the car
  • Parade begins at 8:45 pm
Friday, February 20th
  • Basketball Double Header. This Friday we’ll be taking on the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros (I’m sure there’s a bull joke here…). Closet time is 5:00 pm for the women’s game and 7:00 pm for the men’s game. 
Saturday, February 21st
  • Pirate Night/Basketball Double Header. On Saturday our basketball players will be playing Cal State LA. Since it’s pirate night please make sure that you’re dressed like a pirate! If you’re not, then we’ll have to make ye’ walk the plank, or worse, listen to some old people talk about the good ‘ol days of Pepband. Call times are the same as Friday’s – 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. I really hope to see you all there! :D
As per usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please let an officer or your section leader know. 
Hey Pepband,
I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend as much as I did. I also hope all of your guys’ midterms went/are going well. :D Also, please make sure you fill out the attendance Google form that will be posted on the website and on the Facebook group. No more helping Nigerian Princes and their financial issues.

  • Sectional. This week the rehearsal is for the woodwinds! Sectionals will begin at 7:00 pm. Let your section leaders know if you can’t make it!
  • Rehearsal. Once again we’ll be taking recommendations for Davis themes during this week’s rehearsal. Please come with recommendations, as the best ideas come from you guys. :D Rehearsal will begin at 7:45 pm
  • Volleyball. Our men’s team will be playing Pepperdine University. Please make sure you come out and help us cheer on our men’s volleyball. They need all the pep they can get! Please be there by 6:30 pm
  • Volleyball. On Saturday we will be playing Stanford! They’ll be needing some love, since they have to spend their Valentine’s day playing volleyball D: come out and maybe you’ll be in for a “sweet” surprise. :D be there by 6:30 pm
Keep in mind if you go home over any of these coming weekends, that pirate night is next weekend! And if you don’t look like a pirate, you’re gonna stick out. :o Once again, please fill out the attendance Google form. If you have any questions or concerns, contact me or another officer.

Hey guys,

I hope Spirit Night was fun for all of you! I know it was for me :D Please help us with a more accurate headcount by filling out the follow attendance survey:
Tuesday, February 3rd
  • Sectional. This week’s sectional belongs to the brass section, and it starts at 7:00 pm. Let your section leaders know if you can’t attend.
  • Rehearsal. Since we’re getting closer to our Davis trip, this week will be the first week that we will be taking theme suggestions! :D So make sure you’re at this rehearsal so that we can get the first round of theme picks up. Rehearsal will start at the regular time of 7:45 pm.
Friday, February 6th
  • Men’s Volleyball. Let’s cheer on our men’s volleyball team as they take on Concordia! Closet meet time will be 6:30 pm. Please make sure you’re there on time, because they usually ask us to play the national anthem before the the game “starts.”
Saturday, February 7th
  • Hockey. Time to support our men’s hockey team against the SDSU Atzecs! Closet time is 2:00 pm, we will be leaving the loading dock at 2:30 pm promptly, so please make sure that you’re there on time.  
  • Volleyball. This time our men’s volleyball team will be playing UC Irvine :o Closet meet time is 6:30 pm. As stated above, please try to be on time! 
Hope to see a lot of you guys this week. If you have any questions or concerns, let me or an officer know! 

Hey guys,

I hope you had fun at this weekend’s basketball games, and I hope you didn’t party too hard *cough* Amy *cough* because this week is spirit week! So here’s the lineup of this week’s events.

Tuesday, January 27th
  • Woodwind sectional 7:00 pm green room. This week, it’s the woodwinds’ turn to get a little extra practice before rehearsal.
  • Rehearsal 7:45 pm. We will be rehearsing for all the awesome spirit week events that we’re going to have :D

Wednesday, January 28th

  • Kazoo Day at Geisel Library. If you have a little bit of time between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm, come out to the library and help us play the fight song on kazoos! (free kazoos will be distributed, so you do not have to bring your own)
  • Union Bank Performance. It’s official: we sold out (to a bank). We’re playing at the grand opening of the new Union Bank in La Jolla Village Square. Closet call time is 4:30 pm. If you live on campus you can take the 201 bus and get off at the Ralphs stop. Otherwise meet at the loading dock at 5:00 pm if you want to get a ride. We will start warming up at 5:30 pm, so make sure you’re there on time!

Friday, January 30th

  • Spirit night basketball games! This is one of the most attended sporting events of the school year, and it’s also one of our theme nights! Our traditional supa supa Hawaiian theme will continue this year! So dress up with grass skirts, leis, and whatever else seems Hawaiian and come out to the basketball games. This time call time will be a little earlier, 4:45 pm, for everyone to help decorate our area with a bunch of stuff!
  • Also, keep an eye out from Amy about our alumni meet and greet!

Saturday, January 31st

  • Alumni Beach Barbecue at La Jolla Shores. If you don’t get a chance to meet our fantastic alumni on Saturday night, come out and meet then at the beach barbecue. There will also be food and games! This event will begin at 1:00 pm. If you need rides, meet at Sun God Lawn by 12:30 pm
  • We also have a basketball double header! Closet call time is 5:00 pm for the women’s game and 7:00 pm for the men’s game. If you go to the beach, we will have rides back for you! Please come out and support our teams :D

That’s it for the events. If you guys have any questions or concerns, please contact an officer or your section leaders. Here is the link to the attendance survey:
Please make sure you fill it out, it really helps us a lot. I hope to see all of you guys this week! 

(626) 290-5515

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Hey Guys!

I hope you’ve been enjoying your long weekend, I know I have. :D I also wanted to thank everyone who came out to the MLK Day Parade yesterday. We really do make a difference to the community! This week we have a pretty busy week, so for the first time this year, so there might be a little surprise for going to all the events this week! (omg, such excite) Also, to make it easier to figure out instrumentation, please fill out the following google form:

Tuesday, January 20th
  • Brass Sectional
    • This is something new we’re introducing this quarter. Beginning at 7:00 pm the green room is going to be occupied by the High/Low Brass section this week. And every week we’ll be alternating with woodwinds and brass. (so next week is woodwinds) If you can’t attend, please let your section leader know! :)
  • Rehearsal
    • Rehearsal will still be at the same time (7:45 pm), it will follow right after the brass sectional this week.
Thursday, January 22nd
  • Men’s Volleyball
    • This is our first Men’s volleyball game of the season (at least that we attend…) Call time at the closet is 6:00 pm. Bring that Triton spirit, because we’re playing USC.
Friday and Saturday, January 23rd and 24th
  • Basketball Double Header
    • This weekend we have another couple of double headers! :o Call time at the closet for the women’s game is 5:00 pm and if you can’t make it to that game, come out to the men’s game at 7:00 pm.
Also make sure that you talk to Chelly about getting our new UCSD Pepband shirt! If you have any questions/comments/concerns please let me or another officer know.

Nancy Acosta

Happy Monday!

I hope you guys had a great first week, and hopefully school hasn’t gotten too hard yet. (it’s only week 2) This week is a little different from all our other weeks so PLEASE pay attention to this week’s changes. :D
WEDNESDAY, January 14th
  • REHEARSAL. (ZOmg, rehearsal on Wednesday). Due to some scheduling conflicts, we’ll be having rehearsal this week on Wednesday. It’ll be at the green room at 8:00 pm. We’re scheduled right after another meeting, so if you arrive early please wait to go in, or check it out and make sure no one is in there. A reminder will also be posted on the Facebook page and website.
Friday, January 16th
  • Hockey! Have some steam built up even though it’s only week 2? Get ready to let it all out at the hockey game! >:D Please meet at the closet at 7:45 pm. We will be leaving at 8:20 pm sharp. If you think you’re going to be late, text one of the officers so that we can leave a car behind. (these spots are limited)
Sunday, January 18th
  • MLK Parade. We have yet to receive all of the concrete details, but keep checking your emails. Your PR Manager, Natalie, will send out an email with details on pick-up/drop-off locations as well as addresses for those of you who want to drive on your own.
That’s it for this week! Please keep a lookout for any extra/special announcements on the Facebook group page. If you’re not a part of that page, contact one of the officers. We’ll add you to it.
Nancy Acosta
(626) 290-5515

Hey you!

It’s time to celebrate that one great dude who had a dream. The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade is Sunday, Jan 18, so come out and march with us!
CLOSET TIME: 11 am @ Closet
CALL-TIME: 11:30 am @ Sungod Lawn
PARADE START TIME: 2pm along Harbor Drive, Embarcadero (downtown SD)
UCSD is providing us with free transportation, so meet up on Sungod lawn if you plan on using that. If, for some reason, you are taking your own transportation, more info on directions/parking can be found here: In any case, be sure to get to the parade lineup at 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, 92101 by 1:30pm. Find the blue/yellow balloons, and we’ll be there.
We’ll be getting back in late afternoon, dropped off at Sungod lawn. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Hope to see you there!

Hello UCSD Pepband!

I hope you guys had a great break, but now it’s time to get back to business. Before I continue with this week’s events, I wanted to announce the new thing that we’re doing to celebrate you guys. :) As some of you may know, we have an instagram and twitter (follow us @UCSDpepband) and we’re gonna be recognizing some of you on there! If you don’t want to be featured, please contact our assistant manager, Amy Pan. Now onto the events!

Tuesday, January 6th

  • Triton Jam. We’ll be getting introduced to our basketball teams, getting free food, and maybe win prizes? Anywho, call time is 7:00 pm at the closet.

Friday and Saturday, January 9th and 10th

  • Basketball double header. Most of our events from here on out will be double headers - two basketball games back to back. The women’s game will be first and call time is 5:30 pm; the men’s game call time is 7:30 pm. Try to make it out to as many of the games as possible! :)

To reiterate, we will not be having rehearsal on Tuesday, just Triton Jam!

See you guys soon!