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...to 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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JOIN THE BAND!!!
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.


News!

8.6.14

JOIN BAND!!! Welcome all incoming freshmen! You will probably see a lot of us outside of Registration when you arrive to campus in August. Have any questions about joining band? 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 22.

AUDITIONS will be held Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 from 12pm - 4pm, so stop by the Fischell Band Center (in the parking lot behind the football stadium). Auditions take ~30 minutes, but you are welcome to hang out with us for as long as you like. 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 new recruits, will be Sunday, August 24 at 7pm followed by much pizza and celebration. You absolutely do not 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! Important Note: This conflicts with the 7pm and 9pm timeslots of Speak About It. If you're worried about missing it, you can go to the 4pm Speak About It instead.

BAND CAMP will be held on Monday, August 25 from 9am - 5pm. Learn everything you need to know to be a part of the only REAL marching band in the Ivy League! Don't sweat it if you have to miss part of Band Camp for Orientation events. If you plan on coming late, talk to your section leaders at any of the other events so you know where to meet us.

If you have any questions about any of these events, feel free to email Alex Settle or Michaela Olson!

3.30.14

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.

7.14.13

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!

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