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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, Lauren Russo and Kristen Rose Baxter, 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 to the class of 2019! Come check us out at our annual Cornell Days concerts on Ho Plaza on April 13th and 17th at 1:30!

Also see us at our annual Spring Concert on April 18th at the Ithaca Farmer's Market at 12pm!

For an idea of what it's like to be in the Big Red Marching Band, listen to some stories from our members here!


In honor of Cornell's first ever Giving Day, the Big Red Bands presented our very first livestreamed concert on Youtube, which can be found here! Thanks to our incredible alumni we were able to raise over $26,000!!! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed, and we hope you enjoyed the concert!


We have just wrapped up another great season! This year included a Broadway Show, a Jazz Show, a Magic Show, and a Pixar Show with fabulous drill written by our very own ShowComm chairs!

We were able to travel to Harvard, Brown, and Columbia (which included the semiannual Sy Katz parade) and always love seeing so many alumni on the road!

Congratulations to Michaela Olson '16 and Alex Settle '16 on a wonderful year!

We would also like to welcome back Michaela Olson '16, who has been reelected to serve again as Drum Major in 2015!

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