A band that attends basketball games and, at the collegiate level, hockey games and plays renditions of popular or well-known songs to "pump up" the crowd. Often, the Pep Band will be comprised of flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and tubas, and the drum/rhythm section will include a drum set, a drumline, or a combination of both. Often, the Pep Band is confused with the marching band by those who may not know the difference. The Pep Band is often led by the school's music director, or a drum major.
1. The Pep Band's rendition of "Hey, Baby" really gets the crowd going!
by dvdwinter9 June 25, 2007
A crazy group of people who play awesome music with shiny instruments at athetic events. Usually their music is heard so often that even the football players have the songs memorized. The drum major leads the pep band by waving his/her arms in random motions to make it look like the band is actually watching him/her.
We're playing that song for pep band AGAIN this year?!
The referee got totally pissed off when the pep band played more than just durring time outs.
by Rebecca June 19, 2006
Annoying little fuckers who tend to ruin every college football and hockey game we go to. Their "music" just pisses everyone off, and regardless of the fact that we have a 3 million dollar sound system installed we still have to suffer through these sons of bitches.
Characterized by really gay costumes, marching in some retarded shape on the field, playing outdated and unpopular instruments very poorly, and taking up roughly 200 seats at any given game.
Popular in the 20's when there were no other options at said games, now pep band is a complete waste of space/money.
I assure you, the fans get much more excited to hear a good song over the sound system, rather than hearing the school song played for the 500th time in the last 20 minutes.
"Wow the pep band is playing the same 3 songs again, AWESOME!"
"Oh fuck they are ruining iron man and smoke on the water, lets kick some ass"
by fightingsiouxfan November 16, 2006
Sometimes a High school Marching Band, can take unpeppy songs and make them awesome. Plays at most Basketball and Football games, and sometimes Volleyball. Full of some of the coolest kids you could possibly meet.
Dude that Pep Band is awesome.

Yeah, Rolling in the Deep was a mellow song, but now its bad ass!
by thecrazypunkgirl July 13, 2014
A "marching band" that does not have a halftime show and sits in the stands with music stands but still considers themselves a "marching band"...
The glorified pep band doesn't even have there music memorized.
by Marchingbandenthusiest October 22, 2015