The Juniata College Screaming Eagles Pep Band is not part of the Juniata College Academic Music Department or Band Program. We do not share instruments with those programs. Rather, the Screaming Eagles Pep Band has its own policies and resources concerning music instruments for the Pep Band.


Personal Instruments:

including small brass, woodwind and guitar instruments

Most players choose to bring their own instruments to campus and use those instruments while playing in the Pep Band. It is important to remember that, unlike most athletic band programs, the Screaming Eagles Pep Band is NOT a marching band. This means that your personal instrument(s) will not be subjected to the wear and tear or dents and damage that are common for most "marching" athletic bands.

If you don't have, or can not bring, a personal instrument, the Pep Band does have some limited instruments that we can loan for your Pep Band use. These instruments includes:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Sax
  • Trumpet
  • Mellophone
  • Trombone


Band Loaned Instruments:

including larger brass, larger woodwind and electric bass instruments

Most players of larger or unusual band instruments do not personally possess them. The Pep Band does own and loan these instruments to members for use within our group. Currently, we own a limited number of each instrument, but we are ready and able to secure additional instruments for those students who commit to regular attendance. These instruments include:

  • Tenor & Baritone Sax
  • Mellophone(horn)
  • Baritone
  • Tuba/Sousaphone
  • Electric Bass


Band Supplied Instruments:

including percussion, keyboards, and support equipment

The Pep Band supplies these instruments for common use:

Battery Percussion:

  • Complete Drum Line (snares, quints, bass, cymbals)
  • Full Drum Kit (set)
  • Conga Set
  • Auxiliary Percussion

Keyboard Percussion:

  • Electronic Keyboards (including synthesizer and key-bass)
  • Mallet keyboards (xylophone, marimba, bells, etc.)


  • amps
  • speakers
  • sound system (for all band or personal instruments)