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Athletic Bands

Concocktion Basketball Pep Band

Get ready for an exciting season of Gamecock Basketball! The Concocktion Basketball Pep Band cheers on the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Get courtside seats for every home game and travel to all post-season tournaments.

Members of the Concocktion Basketball Pep Band are made up of a pool of musicians who perform for all men’s and women’s home basketball games in Colonial Life Arena and are an integral part of the in-game atmosphere.

Membership in the band is open to all students regardless of major or classification. Members are selected by audition, receive a stipend for participation, and rotate playing for assigned events throughout the season. You do not need to be a member of the marching band to participate.

Instrumentation includes alto saxophones, trumpets, mellophones, trombones, baritones, sousaphones and drum set (players should be proficient in various rock, swing and Latin styles). Instruments can be provided for brass players, and drummers needn’t have their own drum set.

The Concocktion Basketball Pep Bands are directed by Cormac Cannon. E-mail Dr. Cannon with any questions regarding the audition process and schedule.

2017 Auditions

Basketball Band auditions for saxophones and brass are Monday, October 16 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Copenhaver Band Hall at 326 Sumter Street. Sign-ups are posted there, but you may also register for an audition by calling the USC Band Office at 813-777-4278. The following evening, Tuesday, October 17 from 7:00–9:00 p.m., there is a rehearsal for all regular members and subs, and at that time drummers audition. There is also one additional rehearsal on Thursday, October 26 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at the Copenhaver Band Hall.