The "Crimson Sound Pep Band" start rehearsals in mid-November on Tuesday’s from 2:45-4:15 once a week. The Pep Band is a high energy ensemble that performs a variety of arrangements from Motown, Classic Rock, Techno, Alternative, Hip-Hop to current hits and classics. The "Crimson Sound" pep band takes pride in learning roughly 25 songs (many are often quite challenging arrangements) to keep the fan base and musicians pleased throughout the course of the game. The pep band plays at every opportunity during the course of a game (pregame, during time outs, during quarters, at half time and at the conclusion of the game). This helps create an exciting atmosphere for the fan base.
After about 7-8 one day a week rehearsals, the band will start performing at select Boys & Girls Varsity home games in December, January and February. After school rehearsals conclude and the pep band performs at roughly 10 games. Many of these games are “Double Headers” (boys and girls on the same night) so there are less evenings that students have to be at school. For example, the pep band may play at 10 games but this may only take up 6 evenings. Games are usually on Tuesday and Friday nights. The busiest time of the year is in March when the boys and girls varsity teams head to District, Regional and State Championship tournaments. This is also when the pep band has the most fun and is exposed to other schools fan bases. The "Crimson Sound" Pep Band often receives compliments not only from duPont Manual fans, but also from the opposition's fans.
NOTE: STUDENTS MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A YPAS BAND CLASS OR A MEMBER OF THE "CRIMSON SOUND" MARCHING BAND IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PEP BAND. Pep band members receive a half credit for the 2nd semester.