Bruin Blast is Belmont University’s high-energy athletic spirit band. The group performs at all home volleyball and basketball games and selected events across campus. Membership is open to all Belmont students through auditions held during the first week of class. Rehearsals take place prior to the start of the basketball season on Wednesday evenings in September and October. The ensemble is extra-curricular, and members earn stipends for each game. The band also travels to the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA basketball post-season tournaments. Past trips have included Tucson, AZ; Columbus, OH; Charlotte, NC; and Salt Lake City, UT.