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New Wesleyan Pep Band Played at USA South Championships

Rocky Mount, NC—North Carolina Wesleyan’s new Pep Band entertained more than 1,000 athletes and spectators who poured into the Rocky Mount Sports Complex on April 10 for the start of the USA South Conference Spring Championships. Opening ceremonies for the athletic competition welcomed teams from several states ranging from Virginia to Alabama.

Pep Band members celebrated their performance at a local restaurant.

The Pep Band performed prior to the opening ceremonies as well as after the ceremonies were completed. To see a YouTube video of the Pep Band playing “More Than A Feeling” by Boston at the Sports Complex, go to

The Pep Band was added to NC Wesleyan’s music program last fall under the direction of Tony Sawyer, a percussionist with impressive experience combining music and technology. Before coming to NC Wesleyan, he directed marching band, basketball pep band, and wind ensemble, and taught in the Music Production and Recording Arts degree program at Elon University. He has directed bands at the State University of West Georgia and has taught percussion at Clayton State University. His extensive music experience ranges from teaching private percussion lessons to performing with orchestras and bands all over the United States, as well as teaching music production/technology.

Wesleyan’s Pep Band is open to all NC Wesleyan students of any major. To learn more about the band, NC Wesleyan students as well as prospective students and others may contact Tony Sawyer at