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High school musicians invited to perform with YSU Pep Band

Both individual students and groups of students are welcome to attend the basketball game and perform.
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Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel conducts the Pep Band. (Photo courtesy of YSU)

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University Pep Band is inviting high school musicians to Jam the Gym on Jan. 25 as the men’s basketball team takes on the Green Bay Phoenix at Beeghly Center on campus.

Check-in, rehearsal and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. Students will then perform with the YSU Pep Band and attend the men’s basketball game from 1:20 to 4 p.m. Tip-off is at 2 p.m.

High school students in grades nine through 12 are invited to perform with the band during the game. Both individual students and groups of students are welcome to attend and perform, but registration is required.

Each student will receive a YSU Pep Band long-sleeve T-shirt, pizza dinner with fellow musicians — highlighted by remarks from YSU President Jim Tressel — and a free ticket to the basketball game. Participants may purchase discounted game tickets for family and friends.

A two-hour professional development certification is available for high school band directors who attend and bring a group of students.

A detailed schedule and instructions will be emailed upon completion of registration. Click here to register. 

More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.