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Court Jester performing at a game

School of Music
Court Jesters

Court Jesters

You do not need to be a music major to join an ensemble.

Court Jesters is an all-volunteer indoor atheltic band that performs at Red Raider Basketball, Lady Raider Basketball, and select Lady Raider Volleyball home games. This energetic ensemble serves as ambassadors of spirit and tradition for the univeristy. Any student enrolled at Texas Tech University can audition for a spot in Court Jesters.

A select group of 29 individuals are selected toward the end of the spring basketball season for the Tournament Band. This band travels to the Big 12 Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. Criteria to be selected for this group includes prior game attendance, availability, and instrumentation.

audition Information

Students who are not currently enrolled in Goin' Band, but are interested in being a member of Court Jesters, should contact Dr. Pagán


The required attire for each game is a Court Jesters polo shirt with blue jeans. The polo shirt can be purchased for $25. Please contact Mrs. Debbie Holt to purchase a shirt.  

Dr. Joel E. Pagán


Dr. Joel E. Pagán
Associate Director of Bands
Director of Athletic Bands
Assistant Professor of Music