After marching season ends, the UNCP band gears up for basketball season. The UNCP Pep Band consists of both members of the marching band and other students from across campus. Students do not have to be in the marching band to participate in pep band. Sign-ups for pep band occur in November, and the band begins attending basketball games in January.
The band performs at all home men's and women's basketball games and supports the team(s) at the conference tournament over spring break in March as needed. The goal of the band is to provide an exciting atmosphere for the players and fans of UNCP basketball.