Pep Band Photo
FSU Pep Band

Fall 2015 Organizational Meeting and First Rehearsal
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Music Center 108
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Come Play With US

Listen to the FSU Athletic Pep Band here!

Description and Goals

The FSU Athletic Pep Band performs for home games of the Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s BasketballHockey, and select Volleyball games. Band members conduct themselves in a spirited manner that promotes the goals of Education, Ambassadorship and Community at all rehearsals, performances, and band social events.  The Athletic Pep Band is not an academic class but, its members can qualify for an Activity Based Scholarship (ABS)


The Athletic Pep Band staff and individual band members promote educational opportunities at rehearsals and performances and individually strive for and encourage academic excellence.

  Dr. Dale Skornia  
  Dr. Dale Skornia, Director of the FSU Athletic Pep Band


Ferris State University Athletic Pep Band members strive to exhibit the highest levels of musicianship and school spirit.   Band members represent Ferris State University, the FSU College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Humanities, the Music for Life philosophy of the FSU Music Program, themselves, and the community of Big Rapids, Michigan.   Band members support the sportsmanship vision as set forth by Bulldog Athletics, GLIAC and NCAA regulations. 


The Ferris State University Athletic Pep band promotes group unity during rehearsals, performances, and social events. Band members promote a relationship with Big Rapids, Michigan, the surrounding communities, family, and alumni band members.

Band Membership

Athletic Pep Band Membership is open to any FSU student at the sole discretion of the Faculty Director.  New Band Members must participate in only one playing interview.  All band members must complete the 2014-2015 Membership Application and Contract.  There are four types of band membership:  Regular Band Membership, Reserve Band Membership, Provisional Band Membership, and High School Band Membership (see contract for descriptions).


Sunday & Thursday Evenings  8:00pm – 9:00 p.m.



 Student Conductors 2014

Student Conductors Megan YuhaszPratt and Nick Sawicki  




 Please contact Dr. Dale Skornia at (231) 591-2537 or DaleSkornia@ferris.eduto get signed up!

Pep Band with President Eisler
President Eisler performs with the Athletic Pep Band