Department of Music

Athletic Bands

The SUU Athletic Band program is made up of two groups: the football and basketball pep bands. During the football season, the football pep band performs at all the home games for the SUU Thunderbird football team, a Division I program. The group marches in the homecoming parade and select parades throughout the fall. In November, all the volunteer basketball pep band performs at home games for both the Men's and Women's teams. The men and women Thunderbirds are Division I and compete in the Summit Conference.

Participation in both pep bands is open to anyone on campus who plays a wind or percussion instrument. The basketball band is only open to a limited number of students, based on instrumentation.

Bass Drum

For more information about becoming a member of the Athletic Band program at SUU, please contact Dr. Adam Lambert at or (435) 865-8160.