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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!

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To join our ranks, send an email to our publicity chairs, Emily Grigg ( and Shan Parikh ( 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.



This year's Giving Day is right around the corner, on March 20th! Giving Day is one of the band's biggest fundraisers of the year, so don't forget to #remembertheband, and click here! to donate!


In case you haven't heard, the Nines, our current venue for First Night, is closing. Help us pick a new location for future First Nights by voting here!


Are you ready for a another great Homecoming with the only REAL Marching Band in the Ivy League? Click here to read up on our plans for the weekend! If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Alumni Relations Chairs at and We can't wait to welcome you back to the hill.

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