Wilmington College has a new organization on campus: a new band that will play at sporting events to encourage more energy and fan-spirit. Because of its promise to intensify the fans, it is known as “Quaker Thunder.”
The Pep Band is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni who can play an instrument and wants a musical outlet. As of this current semester, its main focus is recruitment and preparation. It is preparing for the spring semester for it will play at all home basketball games.
“People should join pep band because it is a great way to meet new people who share a love for playing instruments and to have a good time with like-minded individuals,” explained Brianna Randolph, Membership Coordinator.
In many colleges and universities across the country, a band designated for athletic purposes is common. The president of pep band, Samantha Zimmerman, said “it was time for us to have a band that exists to encourage players and excite the atmosphere around campus.”
It was time for us to have a band that exists to encourage players and excite the atmosphere around campus. – Samantha Zimmerman, President
In order for Pep Band to come into being, it followed the established process (gain interest, find an advisor, create a constitution and budget, elect officers) and was approved by SGA. Now it is making plans for the future such as playing at football games next year.
Randolph stated that the “goal is to bring people together while creating an energetic environment. That is why we are planning to play at all kinds of games and why we will always be recruiting.”