On January 8, 2010, 30 members of the Beast of the East Pep Band made history as they traveled to Fenway Park in Boston for the first-ever outdoor women's NCAA hockey game. In 20-degree weather with snow falling, these brave band members played their instruments and cheered the team on to a 5-3 victory over the Huskies of Northeastern. As the sun set and the lights came on, the scene was a truly beautiful one. Their school spirit, along with fleece hats provided by earth-tec, insulated coats provided by the Wildcat Marching Band, and a big case of handwarmers, helped keep the band members warm in the snow.
Following the women's game, the UNH and Northeastern pep bands combined with the Boston University and Boston College pep bands (they were there for the men's game that followed) in front of the "Green Monster" to play a concert for the fans. The massed band played a number of selections, and of course had to include the Red Sox fan favorite, "Sweet Caroline."
It was an honor to be part of such a wonderful event, and many memories were formed that will last a lifetime.