MUSIC AT NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY
|The Wolfpack is a 15-25 piece
elite pep/jazz/cheer ensemble
designed to learn and perform
current and past pop/jazz music,
inspire the crowd, and spur NSU
Basketball teams to victory!
Wolfpack members are paid for each game at which they perform. The band receives a lump sum from the Student Budget Committee which is divided equally among the band members, reflecting the number of games each played: roughly $15-$25 per game.
The Band has one rehearsal two hours before the first home basketball game in JFAC. One hour before the tip off, usually near the end of the Women's game, the band reports in uniform, a Wolfpack shirt supplied by the band and Kakhi pants. The games generally begin at 7:30 pm.
Interested performers should arrange for an audition with Dr. Manhart prior to the start of the season. Skills necessary to succeed in the band include a fine sound and an eager and enthusiastic aproach to band and athletics. The ability to improvise is a definite plus. The only woodwind instruments on the paid Wolfpack list are alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. All the brass instruments are included as well as one drumset player, one keyboard player, one electric bassist (all three with jazz skills) and one or two auxillary percussionists.