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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, Laasya Renganathan ( and Tara van Nieuwstadt ( 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.



As we kick off the new school year, it's time to think about the best event(s) of the year! It's time for the PHONATHONs! On February 2nd and February 16th at 6:30 PM EST, band members will reach out to alumni for donations. This is not only a primary source of funds for the band, but an opportunity for students to talk to alumni and hear great stories of "back in the day". Everyone is encouraged to attend - even if you're shy when talking to strangers -it will be a lot of fun. Plus, FREE FOOD and great PRIZES! So, make your way down to Ives 111 and get calling! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our Fundraising Chairs, Zach Siper and Gabby Alvarez.


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.


JOIN BAND! Welcome to the Class of 2020 and new transfers! Keep an eye out for us at registration at Bartels Hall all day on Friday, August 19. We welcome all your questions about the band and about Cornell. Can't wait to meet you!

AUDITIONS will be held Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23 from 12pm - 4pm in the Fischell Band Center, located in the parking lot behind the football stadium. We won't take too much of your time, but you are more than welcome to chill with us before and after. Don't stress about the audition; we just want to get to know you. Don't play an instrument? Our section leaders can hook you up and teach you!

FIRST NIGHT, our first rehearsal together with new recruits, will be held Sunday, August 21st at 7pm. Stick around for pizza, singing, and celebration. This is one event you don't want to miss! Come to First Night even if you miss auditions, and if you can't make either, definitely come to Band Camp! This does conflict with the 7pm and 9pm sessions of Speak About It, so we have arranged for you to attend the Sunday 4pm session instead.

BAND CAMP will be held on Monday, August 22 from 9am to 4pm. Here, we'll show you the ropes and get you on your way to becoming a part of the only REAL marching band in the Ivy League! It's okay if you can't make all of it, just come when you can! You can contact your section leader if you plan on coming late.

If you have any questions about any of these events, feel free to email Bethany Angeliu or Sergio Preciado! Catch you soon!

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