Beast of the East Band
The UNH Beast of the East Pep Band is a very visible spirit ensemble that performs at men's and women's hockey and basketball games during the winter sports season. Performances begin in October and run through April, including playoff games. Generally, the Beast of the East Band as a whole is divided into three smaller bands, and each band is assigned to play an equal number of games. The pep band has traveled all over the Northeast and as far away as Minnesota and California for playoff games.
The Beast of the East Pep Band is a course, for which members earn 0 or 1 credit per semester. Rehearsals begin on a limited basis during marching band season in the fall, and on a weekly basis when the marching band season ends. When classes begin in January, the band resumes regular weekly rehearsals. These are generally on Monday evenings from 6:10 to 8:00 PM.
Do you want to be a part of one of the most spirited organizations on campus? Do you want to be a vital part of UNH sporting events? Become a member of the Beast of the East Pep Band!
You’ll be assigned to one of three bands: Blue, White, Silver
Each band is assigned to 1/3 of our games. You can get a sub from another band if you can't make an assigned game. Attending assigned games, volunteering at other games, and subbing for other bands earn you points toward post-season travel.
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.