Leaders of School Spirit
Directed by Dr. Craig McKenzie, the Spartan Pep Band is a selective ensemble consisting of woodwinds, brass, and a rhythm section. Membership is by audition and only given to those who participated in the Spartan Marching Band the previous semester. Participants earn academic credit and have courtside seats to all home basketball games. Traditionally, this band follows the athletic teams through post-season tournament action, offering travel opportunities that have taken musicians to universities throughout the western states. Every march, the band travels to the Mountain West Conference Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas (without any cost to members).