High Point University

Marching Panthers

"The Spirit of HPU"

The Court Is Waiting For You. . .

As the largest instrumental ensemble on campus performing for a variety of events, the Spirit of HPU Athletic Bands are often the face of not only the student body, but the university. The Marching Panthers, HPU Volleyball and Basketball Bands and Panther Pulse Drum Line are comprised of wind and percussion players from the entire student body.

There is a required interview to join the band. Also, students are required to play for the director prior to the start of rehearsals to determine part and drum line assignments.  The HPU Marching Panthers plays at select campus events, Men's and Women's home basketball games at the Qubein Arena, select sporting events throughout the year, and at various functions around campus. In addition, members of the Band travel with the Men's and Women's basketball teams to the Big South Tournament, as well as postseason tournaments.

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Meet A Few Of Our Band Members

Caroline Thomas

Majoring in Health Sciences

The Spirit of HPU band and Panther Pulse Drumline are a super fun time! You get to be instrumental in creating school spirit and hype up the crowds with timeout shows. Every minute spent with the pep band is well worth the  investment!

Maggie Brown

Mellophone Player
Education Major

Students should join the Spirit of HPU Bands because it is a great way to show school spirit and pride, make friends, have fun, and play your instrument. The Spirit of HPU Bands helped create the most meaningful friendships I have at HPU. I wouldn't trade the opportunities and experiences I have had through the Spirit of HPU Bands for anything!

Drew Weisenborn


It's a great way to get out, play music, and be a part of the amazing student section at games.

Bella Grifasi

Flute Player
Health Sciences Major

Not only is the SOHPU Band a fun, spirited environment in which you get to perform pump up music with friends - the SOHPU Band also serves as a personal stress reliever. Participation in this band gives you the opportunity to escape from class stress, test anxiety, and study rooms in order to take a break to make great music and to just scream at games and have a blast.

Dr. Danny Frye

Director of Athletic Bands

Dr. Frye is the Director of Athletic Bands in the High Point University Athletic Department.

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