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Iain Moyer Leads New Widener Pep Band

Iain Moyer

Iain Moyer

This semester, Widener is launching a Pep Band that will perform at athletic events and other university functions. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Iain Moyer, the newly appointed director of athletic bands and music programs recruiter.

The Pep Band was created to establish an energetic atmosphere for the Widener community during campus activities and sporting events. Previously, Widener’s Pep Band was a student-run organization, but it folded a couple of years ago. Moyer is charged with its revival.  

 “We’ve completed the recruitment process and are now learning appropriate music selections,” Moyer explained.

He is optimistic that the band will make its debut during homecoming weekend, October 18.  He hopes that the Pep Band will then be established to play at home football games for the rest of the season, as well as at university functions. In the spring, the Pep Band will perform at home basketball games for both the men’s and women’s teams.

 “It will take a lot of work, but I’m excited to have the opportunity to build something new,” Moyer said. “The long-term goal for the Pep Band will be to expand into a marching band.”

Moyer has a passion for teaching and music, and his career path has allowed him to combine the two. Prior to joining Widener, Moyer served as the assistant director of bands for the University of North Alabama, where he taught marching band and percussion studio.

At Widener, Moyer will not only lead the Pep Band, but he will work with the Office of Admissions as a music programs recruiter. He will be responsible for external recruitment of high school students for Widener’s musical programs.

Moyer currently resides in Swarthmore, Pa., with his wife, Nicole, and one-year-old daughter, Sophia.

During the summer months, Moyer works with The Cadets Drum Corps from Allentown, Pa., as the front ensemble arranger and tours the country with this elite marching ensemble. 

Do You Have Pep?

The Widener University Pep Band is open to all Widener undergraduate students with an interest and previous experience in a high school band program. For more information regarding the Widener University Pep Band, contact Moyer at 610-499-1010, or e-mail imoyer@widener.edu.