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The UMass Lowell Pep Band, also known as the Jazz Rock Big Band, is under the direction of Dan Lutz, and Deb Huber. Established in 1995, the ensemble maintains a demanding schedule, performing at local festivals, state finals, and championships within the United States. The band also serves the University as a source of entertainment, performing at Division I hockey games and other campus events.

Hockey Pep Band Schedule

Hockey Pep Band Schedule & Performances

The Hockey Pep Band / Jazz Rock Big Band performs year round.

  • Semester 1 - band performs September through December.
  • Semester 2 - band performs December or January through March championships, and as the Jazz Rock Big Band of the department of music, performs a mid-April Concert at Durgin Concert Hall, 35 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA.

The Hockey Pep Band performs at all home hockey games, held at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. For the game schedule, go to

Participants: Call time is 1 hour + 45 minutes before each game start time. Example: 5:15 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start
Example: 2:15 p.m. for a 4 p.m. start
Quarter Finals: in March of each year. Tsongas Center - times to be posted
Semi Finals ***Friday (March xx, xxxx) Boston Garden (load 2:15 p.m. for 5 p.m. game, load 5:15 for the 8p.m. game
Final Championship ***Saturday (March xx, xxxx) Boston Garden (load 4:15 p.m. for 7 p.m. game

2017 East: RI, Providence-Dunkin Donuts Center
Northeast: NH, Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
Midwest: OH, Cincinnati, US Bank Arena
West: ND, Fargo, Scheels Arena

2018 TBA Locale

2017: March 24-25, RI &ND (East & West)
March 25-26, NH & OH (Northeast & Midwest)

2018: March 23-25

Semi Finals & Finals
2017 Frozen Four: United Center / Chicago, IL
2018 Frozen Four: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

2017: April 6-8
2018: April 5-7