The festive and spirited atmosphere that is a part of NIU Basketball and Volleyball in the state-of-the-art Convocation Center would not be possible without the contributions made by the Huskie Pep Band. The Pep Band performs at all men's and women's basketball home games, at home matches of the Women's Volleyball team, as well as at conference and national tournaments.
Membership in the Pep Band is open to any NIU student who has high school instrumental experience, but an audition is required for new members.
Rehearsals are held one night a week.
The Huskie Pep Band is an official ensemble of the School of Music, and students receive academic credit for participation.