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Athletic Bands

Lenoir-Rhyne University's athletic bands (both football and basketball) are open to all students without audition. The Football Band performs at all home games as well as selected away games, and it plays for selected pep rallies and the Homecoming parade.

The Basketball Band is a smaller ensemble open to all Lenoir-Rhyne students without audition. This group performs at all Spring semester home men's and women's basketball games and has provided entertainment for division playoff tournaments.

Athletic Bands FAQ

How do I get in?

  1. When you register for classes, simply register for MUS 151.08 (1 credit) or MUS 150.08 (0 credit).
  2. Contact Dr. Christopher Nigrelli to  indicate your interest in the athletic bands.
  3. Get ready for an exciting season.

When does the athletic band rehearse?

Athletic bands rehearsals are held Wednesday & Friday afternoons from 4:40-5:50 throughout the season. Rehearsals are in the Sanders Band Room of the Mauney Music Building.

Depending on the game schedule, an extra rehearsal or two may be held right at the beginning of the semester.

What is the attendance policy?

Athletic bands are one-credit semester course. Attendance at all games and rehearsals is expected.



Everything you need to apply for admission is right here.