Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
The Huskies will hear a familiar sound when they take the ice this afternoon. That would be the NU Pep Band, which traveled with the team to Cincinnati and will be providing its signature game-day energy along with the rest of the Northeastern fans in attendance at U.S. Bank Arena.
The pep band held a rehearsal Friday morning to get organized, and as president Matt Tate put it, “get focused on the music.” The size of pep bands is limited during NCAA tournaments, so the NU Pep Band will have 25 members performing at the game, rather than the 40-50 members or more that regularly perform at Matthews Arena. The pep band will also be using a different drum setup. But not to worry: Tate said these changes won’t prevent the band from playing its most popular songs. And yes, that mean’s “All Hail, Northeastern” and the crowd favorite and Northeastern hockey staple “Stacy’s Mom.”
On a personal level, Tate is a fifth-year senior and is thrilled to be here experiencing the Huskies’ exciting post-season run. “It’s great to see team have so much success,” he said.