Duquesne University Pep Band
** STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED **
Thanks to the incredible outpouring of support for the Pep Band, we reached our initial goal of $1,500 in less than 48 hours! We can’t thank you all enough for your generosity and support.
We are now setting a new stretch goal of $5,000. There are still a few weeks left in the campaign, and each of your contributions help us to grow our organization by providing better and newer equipment, keeping our instruments in working order, and helping to offset each student’s personal costs associated with expenses such as travel and uniforms.
Even if you can’t make a financial contribution, you can support us by sharing the link to this page with your friends and family. Every dollar and every share goes a long way to helping us be that much more effective in supporting our athletic teams. Go Dukes!
The Duquesne University Pep Band
Home-court and field advantage can be the difference between a win and a loss for the Dukes, but only if energy from the fans is there to create this spirited environment. The Duquesne University Pep Band provides the spark that generates this enthusiasm at home games and the soundtrack for a fun game atmosphere.
Cheering on Our Dukes!
The Pep Band performs at all home women’s, men’s basketball games and football games – which is around 40 games a year. We also perform at special events on campus and throughout Pittsburgh. We have seen a resurgence the last few years – growing from only 15 student-members to more than 60.
Adding to the Duquesne University Student Experience
Not only does the Pep Band provide a great experience for Duquesne crowds and our student-athletes, but our members also experience many benefits.
- We get to experience the thrill of performing in front of a live audience
- We get to relieve the stress associated with being a college student by playing and instrument and interacting with friends
- And, our members do not need to be a music major, so it gives all Duquesne students the chance to perform, form new friendships and share their love of music
But We Need Your Support to Add to Our Success!
Unfortunately, this all comes at a cost. Unlike high schools that provide instruments and uniforms for all of their band members, Duquesne’s Pep Band does not have that luxury. While the University has supplied some financial support, many students have to purchase their own instrument and uniform. Even used instruments are expensive – from $700 trumpets and trombones to $2,000 flutes and saxophones.
Donations to our crowdfunding campaign would take this financial burden off of the current members and give students of all financial backgrounds the opportunity to join.
In addition, there would be these additional benefits if our number of members increased.
- Students would have the opportunity to take games off to re-charge or focus on studies, as current members are required to be at every game so we have a full array of instruments
- We could perform at more community events and possibly add a drum line or marching band to our arsenal
Please Donate Today and Spread the Word
This is the first time in many years the Duquesne University Pep Band has reached out to its fans and asked for their support. Whether you were a member of the Pep Band while at Duquesne or just enjoy hearing us at Dukes games, we hope you will take a moment today to donate to our crowdfunding campaign. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated!
Another way to help is by spreading the word about our campaign. Please share our page (www.spirit.duq.edu/pepband18) via social media, e-mail, text or even the old fashioned word of mouth!
Thank you and Go Dukes!
We’ll sing hooray for the Red and Blue, A big hooray for the Red and Blue; For the flag we love on to victory, And when the foe is down, we will raise a mighty shout And sing hooray for the Red and Blue; We’re all your sons and daughters true. Now with all your might, give them fight, fight, fight for the grand old Red and Blue.