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  • Members must enroll in the spring term Pep Band course (07:701:338). This course is one credit hour.

  • If you were a member of the Marching Scarlet Knights and used a university-owned instrument, you DO NOT need to sign that instrument out for a second time.

  • We will use a variety of buildings on campus throughout the semester, including the RAC and Lucy Stone Hall. Treat each location as if it were your home.

  • The Directors of the Rutgers University Athletic Bands have the authority to remove any member from the program should the student display any inappropriate behavior or perform any action deemed unbecoming of an Athletic Band member.

  • Substitute members are required for games you cannot attend. Only members of the inactive band are permitted to substitute for you, and these substitutes must play the same instrument as you. No exceptions.

  • Rehearsal Etiquette: Each member is expected to participate in every rehearsal in a professional manner. Disruptions of any kind are not conducive to an enjoyable environment and will not be tolerated. Cell phone and other electronic devices should be turned to silent prior to the beginning of rehearsal.

  • Performance Etiquette: As a member of the Rutgers University Athletic Bands, you are ambassadors for the Mason Gross School of the Arts and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Professional behavior is expected at all times. No derogatory cheers directed at the opposing, swearing, or individual yelling are accepted. Inappropriate behavior can be grounds for dismissal. Group cheers promoting Rutgers University are permissible. Any game day signage must be approved prior to the game.

  • Members will not possess, consume, or act under the influence of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs at any rehearsal, performance, or other official gathering, nor will members act under the after-effects of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs. Members will not possess, consume, or act under the influence of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs while wearing any part of the uniform of the Rutgers Band, nor while traveling with, or staying at accommodations provided by the Rutgers University Athletic Bands. Any violation of these rules will result in severe penalties.  These penalties may include being sent home from a Rutgers Band-sanctioned trip at the member’s own expense, expulsion from all Rutgers University Athletic Bands (including the Marching Scarlet Knights) and failure of the course.