Husky Sports Band

Who We Are

The SCSU Husky Sports Band is a student organization that provides musical support for St. Cloud State University's athletic teams. The band was founded in 1923, making it one of the oldest college pep bands in the country. The band has gone through several periods of dormancy and revival over the years, but it has been continuously active since 2006.

The band's first director was Carl Hall, who led the band until 1938. Hall was a respected composer and arranger, and he wrote many of the band's early arrangements. The band's most famous song, the "Husky Fight Song," was also written by Hall.

The band went through a period of dormancy in the 1940s and 1950s, but it was revived in 1960 under the direction of Robert Olson. Olson led the band for 20 years, and he is credited with helping to establish the band as a popular and respected part of SCSU athletics.

The band went through another period of dormancy in the 1980s, but it was revived again in 2006 under the direction of Glen Tuomaala. Tuomaala led the band for over 11 years, and he helped to make it one of the most successful college pep bands in the country.

The band is currently under the direction of Lauren Husting. Husting took over the band in 2021, and she has been working to help the band recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.