The "RIpcurrent" performs at all home JU Football games, as well as in a pep band format for home JU Men's and Women's basketball games. Students who are enrolled in the marching band for Fall will be required to participate in a couple of basketball games during the fall semester. (If you would like to perform with the pep band for Spring basketball games you would sign up for Spring Athletic Band.)
The Game Day Experience
The typical game day starts with a morning Continuity Rehearsal at D.B Milne Field where we fine tune our performance. This is followed by a short break for food and relaxation.
Show Time is the pre-game warm up of the "RIpcurrent" that occurs in front of Swisher Gymnasium. This takes place approximately 1 hour before kickoff. Visitors are encouraged to join us for an up close experience of the sounds of the "Ripcurrent" Marching Band. Show time is followed by our parade in through the campus up to The Grove.
The Grove Set is where the "RIpcurrent" joins up with "Dorsal Funk" for a rocking set of music for fans enjoying pre-game festivities in "The Grove" parking area. This occurs around 30 minutes before kick-off. All fans can join us at the grove but parking in the grove lot requires a pass available for purchase from JU Athletics.
The"Ripcurrent" then takes the field for Pre Game where we create the traditional college football experience for fans and alumni of Jacksonville University.
Half Time is where all components of the "Ripcurrrent" including the Marching Band, Colorguard, Majorettes and Dorsal Funk combine together to create an exciting blend of pop, rock and marching band favorites in a style that is unique to the JUMB.