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Welcome the official web site of the Cornell University Big Red Marching Band, the Only REAL Marching Band in the Ivy League!

About Us

To join our ranks, send an email to our publicity chairs, Angie Estevez Prada and Odile Maurelli, with your name, preferred contact method, and instrument. We always welcome new members, no matter your experience or year in school. Our section leaders can even help you learn a new instrument!

North Campus Concert

The band plays in front of RPCC during its annual early morning march to north campus.



Welcome Class of 2018!!!
Want to learn more about the Big Red Marching Band? Contact us here or check us out at one of our concerts this Spring!

Cornell Days Concerts!!
When: Monday, April 14 & Friday April 18,~1:45pm
Where: Ho Plaza, right outside the Cornell Store
Come see us play a short concert on Ho Plaza and find out what the Big Red Band is all about. Play an instrument? Come up and talk to any of us between songs!

The Annual BRMB Spring Concert
When: Saturday, April 19th @ 12pm
Where: Ithaca Farmer's Market:
Steamboat Landing, 545 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14851

Come see the Big Red Marching Band's first full-length concert of the year! Eat the best local food Ithaca has to offer while watching the only REAL marching band in the Ivy League.


RECRUITMENT IS COMING! Welcome all incoming freshmen! You will probably see a lot of us outside of Registration when you arrive to campus in August. Feel free to approach us and hang out - we love a good time, and we love new people. We will be outside of Barton Hall all day on Friday, August 23.

INFORMAL AUDITIONS will be held Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 from noon - 4pm, so stop by the new band facility in the parking lot behind the football stadium. Please, don't worry about your audition at all. It's just a way for us to meet you, and if you have never even played before our section leaders can teach you an instrument of your choice!

FIRST NIGHT, our first rehearsal together with our new recruits, will be Sunday, August 25 at 7pm followed by much pizza and celebration. You absolutely don't want to miss this! Even if you can't make it to auditions, you are encouraged to join us on this fantastic night, and even if you can't make it to First Night, don't miss Band Camp!

BAND CAMP will be held on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 from 9am - 5pm. (Don't worry if you have to miss part of Band Camp for Orientation events!)

If joining the only REAL marching band in the Ivy League sounds appealing to you, be sure to stop by and see us at the times listed above!


2013 Phonathon!

This year’s band Phonathon will be Monday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 23 starting at 6:30. It’s a great opportunity to hear what the bands are up to from current members (are they still singing about YOU?) and pledge what support you can. So put away those caller ID boxes, and answer your phones!

If you would like to donate to the Big Red Marching Band and know the specific amount that you would like to give, please email our Head Manager, Shelby Hulett. A pledge card and business reply envelope will then be mailed to you within 7 business days. To make a gift over the phone or online, please call 1-800-279-3099 or visit today! Your gift to Cornell is tax deductible!

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