The Quinnipiac University Pep Band is the premiere music performing ensemble at Quinnipiac. Now in it's 13th year, the QUPB performs at most home ice hockey & basketball games. In addition to winter sports, the pep band also performs at pep rallies and selected fall & spring sports home games. During its history, the pep band has performed throughout the Northeast, including performances at Madison Square Garden, West Point, and the Times Union Center in Albany for the ECACHL semi-finals & finals.

By the fall of 2008 the pep band had outgrown its original rehearsal space, the multipurpose room in the QU athletics center, and moved to the TD BankNorth Sports Center.

All woodwind players, brass players, and percussionists are welcome to join the pep band. There are no auditions for these first time members. Bass and guitar players must audition prior to being accepted into the pep band as there are a limited number of spots available.

For more Information on the QU Pep Band, please contact Chris Malico at:

QU Pep Band Plays QU's New Fight Song

Quinnipiac Pep Band Photo Page

Listen to the Pep Band!

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Magnificent Seven

2011-12 Pep Band Executive Board

Erin Adams - President
Elyse Comer - Vice President
Matt Porell - Operations Manager
Deanna Maytas - Secretary
Jimmy Geary & Jose Gallegos-Vallejo - Social Chairs

2011-12 Pep Band Roster

Erin Adams Trombone Junior Rockfall, CT
Vanessa Baez Tenor Sax Senior Clinton, CT
Danielle Bigelow Flute Sophomore Sutton, MA
Tom Capone Tenor Sax Junior Boonton Township, NJ
Chelsea Cerillo Trumpet Freshman Goshen, NY
Elyse Comer Saxophone Junior Barrington, RI
Miranda Davis Flute Junior Chepachet, RI
Shawn Doyle Trumpet Sophomore Flemington, NJ
Mason Dunn-McDonagh Percussion Junior Southwick, MA
Elisabeth Emery Percussion Freshman Havertown, PA
Erin Ernst Piccolo Freshman Ledgewood, NJ
Alyssa Fine Saxophone Junior Summit, NJ
Andrew Futter Clarinet Freshman Whately, MA
Jose Gallegos-Vallejo Clarinet Sophomore Fishkill, NY
Jimmy Geary Trumpet Junior Staten Island, NY
Emily Gottier Flute Freshman Vernon, CT
Kristen Helinski Clarinet Junior Southold, NY
Cassie Klatskin Clarinet Sophomore Raymond, NH
Danielle Lyons Flute Freshman Plainville, CT
Brad MacDowell Percussion Freshman Hamden, CT
AJ Manderano Euphonium Sophomore Ridgewood, NJ
Deanna Maytas Flute Senior Harwinton, CT
Jeff Monaco Trumpet Senior Delmar, NY
Samantha Neville Saxophone Junior Hamden, CT
Tess Pellicano Flute Sophomore Bethany, CT
Christopher Pini Saxophone Freshman Oak Ridge, NJ
Matt Porrell Euphonium Junior Southbury, CT
Marie Schussler Flute Junior Greenlawn, NY
Michael Tutino Saxophone Sophomore Dix Hills, NY
Bruce White Tuba Faculty Hamden, CT
Amanda Zilinski Tuba Grad Student North Haven, CT
Chris Malico Director