UMD Athletic Bands

Home of the UMD Bulldog Marching Band and Pep Band, the super fans of University of Minnesota Duluth Athletics.


Every student is required to attend the event that their band is scheduled for, if for some reason you cannot attend said event, you may fill out a request to see if someone else is willing to go in your place.

Rules for Requesting a Sub:

  • In the event that you cannot attend said event, you may request a sub using one of the forms below
  • Please use the form corresponding to your section. If you use the wrong one, your request may be ignored.
  • Make a request by beginning of rehearsal (Thursday @ 6pm) or your request may be denied
  • You must have a legitimate reason for needing a sub.
    • You are given the schedule at the beginning of the year and are expected to make plans accordingly 
    • The University defines what counts as an "excused" absence and as a course at UMD, we follow this definition
    • It is also up to the discretion of the director if your reason is valid or not.

***If you are unsure what counts towards an excusable absence, please refer to the syllabus located under the Pep Band tab, or contact your section leader***

How This Works:


  • Click the "FORM" link for your section
  • Filling out and submit a request
  • You and your section will receive an email regarding the submission
  • Click the "REQUESTS" link to check if anyone has accepted your request
    • You should also receive an email when someone edits the "requests" link