Hello! My name is Audrey Chan, and I hold the position of Secretary of the Colgate Raider Pep Band. I’m from a very cold town called Grand Forks, North Dakota. I am a member of the class of 2023, and I intend to major in Art and Art History with an emphasis in Art History and to minor in Museum Studies. I play piano, flute, piccolo, cello, and ukulele. In the pep band I play piccolo in the woodwind section. I’m also a flautist in the Colgate University Orchestra and the Colgate Symphonic Band. Other groups I’m involved in include the Colgate Ballroom Dancers, Colgate Tap Troupe, and Small Group Tap.
As Secretary, I am responsible for sending out weekly emails to pep band members which include the schedule for both games and practices, as well as other important details, reminders, and event information. I take attendance at games and rehearsals, and I am responsible for running the pep band social media accounts. I also meet and collaborate with the other officers to plan and run events for the pep band.
Music was such a tremendous part of my life in high school with orchestra, symphonic band, Pocket Symphony, All-State, honor bands, pep/marching band, theater pit, regional and state Solo and Ensemble festivals, and more. Almost all of my friends were involved in music in one way or another, and I knew that coming to Colgate, I wanted to meet people who were just as passionate about music as I was. Pep band made the transition to college an easy one. The group is like one big family, and I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people through it. Pep band is unlike the other music groups on campus, in that we play at sports games and other events, but it’s also different because it’s a space in anyone that loves music is able to be a part of an all student group that both has fun and makes music together. Pep band has become something I look forward to every week, and I highly encourage anyone who is considering joining or is even just a little interested to come to a practice and see what pep band is like. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!