The “Roar of Cougars”, or ROC, Bands are Brigham Young University’s two basketball pep bands. These two bands are highly visible at both men’s and women’s home and tournament basketball games. They bring excitement and energy by performing current popular songs and gameday classics.
Auditions are open to all BYU students and each member receives a talent award for the Winter semester.
Audition or Director’s consent
Auditions are held in mid-October and completed through mp3/video submission online. Auditions for winds and brass usually consist of scales and prepared solo. Drumset and bass auditions include short solos of different musical styles. More information will be emailed to interested students and posted on our website each October.
1 credit hour
4:10 – 6:00 PM
LaVell Edwards Stadium
Students should be able to apply the musical principles of individual, section, and ensemble musical tone production, correct notes, rhythms and dynamics, balance blend. Students should also be able to demonstrate application of these principles by successfully performing college-level pep band repertoire in rehearsals and performances. Members of ROC Band will be able to perform selected music at basketball games in a highly efficient and musical manner and exemplify BYU and its standards in dress, decorum, and sportsmanship.