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    The "Doug's Own" Monmouth University Pep Band

    The “Doug’s Own” Monmouth University Pep Band is under the direction of Professor Bryan H. Jenner. The band is a recognized performance ensemble with the Department of Music and Theatre Arts. The Pep Band is one of the busiest and most recognized ensembles on campus, performing upwards of 50 times a year. Affectionately labeled “The Big Sound of the Jersey Shore” by former MU President Paul G. Gaffney II, the band works to build spirit and excitement at all home football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball games, as well as many other events around campus.

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    Many members are music majors, and many are not. The band also awards a scholarship from the Doug Johnson estate. Doug was a long-time supporter of Monmouth University and the Pep Band, and his widow Elaine, selects one Pep Band member each year for this prestigious scholarship. The Pep Band was inactive for many years and was re-established in 2003 by Aimee Parks. Bryan Jenner became the director in 2009.

    The Monmouth University Pep Band supports the University’s Division I Athletics Department, which competes as a full member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and as an associate football member of the Big South Conference.

    We are proud to be endorsees of Vic Firth, Jupiter/Mapex, and Amedia Cymbals.

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    Director: Bryan H. Jenner
    Director of Pep Band & Instrumental Ensembles
    Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Music and Theatre Arts

    Monmouth University
    400 Cedar Avenue
    West Long Branch, NJ 07764
    Pep Band Office Phone: 732-923-4747

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  • 2017 - 2018 Officers:

    • President: Ryan Real
    • Vice President: Tobi Engstrom
    • Spirit Officer: Taylor Donovan
    • Librarians: Samantha Burkett & Melissa Culmone
    • Treasurer: Mathew Vazzana
    • Secretary: Mary Fitzgerald
    • Office Manager: Samantha Burkett
    • Student Directors: Ryan Real & Tobi Engstrom

    2016 - 2017 Pep Band Roster:

    Congratulations to our graduates:

    • Amber Griffin
    • Kristen Jezycki
    • Brian Kancylarz
    • Alexandra Luchkiw
    • Joshua Manning
    • Jessica Stanton
    • Rachael Thalheimer
    • David Walker


    • Mary Fitzgerald
    • Katie Koffman
    • Caitlin Sime
    • Zoe Skultety
    • Thomas Tran


    • Kristen Jezycki
    • Monet Sheard

    Alto Saxophone:

    • Richard Chu
    • Asher Cofer
    • Vincent Miele
    • Eric Swagger

    Tenor Sax:

    • Ryan Real


    • Hayley Doherty
    • Matthew Vazzana


    • Anna Lyons


    • Taylor Donovan
    • Tobi Engstrom


    • Michael Bellina
    • Samantha Burkett
    • Katharine Dix
    • Jack Hayes
    • Rachael Thalheimer


    • George Rohn


    • Jane Lai
    • Olivia Mingino


    • T.J. Helm


    • Theresa Armondo
    • Matthew Drew


    • Melissa Culmone

    Participating Alumni:

    • Kathryn Blanchard
    • Brian Kancylarz
    • Devon Loihle
    • Devin Menker
    • Sarah Sanguliano
    • Kyle Titmas
    • Jennifer Weingarten

    Lifetime Members

    • Paul Gaffney, Former MU President
    • Eddy Occhipinti
    • Aimee Parks
    • Asher Cofer
    • Devin Menker
    • Coach Jenny Palmateer
    • The 15-16 Monmouth Men's Basketball Bench - Greg Noack, Dan Pillari, Louie Pillari, Tyler Robinson
    • Kathryn Blanchard, Past Pep Band President
    • Rob Einhorn
    • Joseph Fenn