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UNCW Pep Band, The UNCW Seahawk Sound

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 05/13/2008
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The Seahawk Sound Band Organization (UNCW Pep Band) is a collection of students from different areas within our University. The students in the pep band range from music majors to non-music majors expanding all over campus. The Pep Band is open to everyone and is also a registered class (MUS 188) for 1 credit hour.  The Seahawk Sound plays at both men's and women's basketball home games in Trask Coliseum, and at the end of the regular season, travel with the team to the Colonial Athletic Association men's and women's basketball tournaments to perform. In addition, each year the band plays for The Azalea Festival Parade as well as various events in Wilmington, N.C.

HIGHLIGHTS
Experience the thrill of performing in front of 6,000 fans at Trask Coliseum
Donate time and talent to the community
Develop great friendships
Receive local and national media exposure
Learn fun music and choreography
Show your Seahawk pride

QUALIFICATIONS
Must be accepted into UNCW prior to joining

Rehearsals:
Sound Sectionals - Monday: 3:30 - 4:30 (CA 1080)

Sound Leadership - Wednesday: 3:30 - 4:30 (CA 1080)

Sound Mass Rehearsal - Wednesday: 7:00-8:30 (Trask Coliseum)

UNCW HawkLine - Thursday: 7:00-9:00

All Sound members are expected to practice music on their own in order to be ready for rehearsals and performances.  If we are scheduled to perform in other venues, the rehearsals may be held separate from regularly scheduled practice.  In addition to rehearsals and performing at home games, The Sound is required to perform at community events, CAA tournament (at the beginning and end of Spring Break), hold fundraisers, and participate in holiday games. Please note this is a part-time position that Sound Members hold in addition to school and work schedules.   We will work with everyone, but your attendance and dedication will effect if you are selected for Tournament, seat based trips and scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Many scholarships are available to students, regardless of major.  They are based on the attendance and dedication of the students. 

GAME ATTIRE
Sound Members should wear the shirt/polo/jersey that is provided by UNCW Athletics and khaki pants.  A polished, well-groomed look is recommended from everyone.  There will be photos taken at all events and we want you looking at your best.


WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A JOIN THE SOUND?
Enthusiasm and energy
Showmanship and poise
Musical ability and experience
Pride in yourself, your band, and your university
Dedication

INFORMATION
Any additional questions can be directed to:

The Pep Band Leadership Council: theseahawksound@yahoo.com

The UNCW HawkLine Percussion Ensemble: hawklinepercussion@yahoo.com

Sound President and HawkLine Director: Kennith Watts, Jr: bww1447@uncw.edu

Seahawk Sound Advisor: Dr. John Lacognata: lagonataj@uncw.edu

Become a part of this group of very disciplined, talented and highly motivated students as we optimize on the boundless opportunities, forge new traditions, and becoming leaders in our community.

WE ARE A BAND OF CLASS...WE ARE SEAHAWK SOUND!


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