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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!

1.18.13

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!

11.7.12

Band Notes Fall 2012

Hey alumni!
The fresh, hip, new band notes are now available online!
Get em while they're hot:

Fall 2012 Band Notes

9.6.12

Dear Former Big Red Bands members, family and friends,

After lots of planning, meetings, and excitement, it’s finally time for a moment many of us have been waiting for--the university is ready to break ground for our new Big Red Bands practice facility!

The festivities start at 10am September 22nd, when band alumni will meet at Kite Hill and follow the band as we march up to the site of the new facility. The groundbreaking will run from 10:30 to 11am.

Following the groundbreaking, we'll have a special catered tailgate under an extra large tent on Kite Hill until kickoff at 1pm. Because we want to be able to provide enough food and drink, we ask that you let us know if you’re coming by completing the registration form here. The cost for our special tailgate celebration is $10 per adult and children under 21 are free.
For those of you who were at Homecoming last year, you know how much it has grown, and it promises to be even bigger this year. Kite Hill will be the center of activity, with a Ferris wheel, grape stomping, face painting, and all kinds of other activities, so bring your entire family.

The band has reserved limited space at Ramada Inn at the Ramada (607-257-3100) and the Econo Lodge (607-257-1400). Ask for the Big Red Band Block.
If you have any questions about marching with the Alumni Band, please email Alumni Relations Co-Chair Christian Compton ’14 at cbc74@cornell.edu.

8.4.12

RECRUITMENT IS COMING! Welcome all incoming freshmen! You will probably see a lot of us outside of Registration when you get here later this month. 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 Aug 17th.

INFORMAL AUDITIONS will be held Saturday and Sunday the 18th and 19th from noon to four, so stop by the band room in Barton Hall (come in on the Statler side, and we're all the way to the right). 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 Aug 19th 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!!! More details will be posted about that soon! In the meantime, contact our Publicity Chairs for more information.

4.17.12

We will be parading around campus for Cornell Days! Come check us out! On Friday April 13th at around 12:30pm and Friday April 20th around 12:45 pm we will parade to Ho Plaza and play a concert in front of the Cornell store. Don't know where Ho Plaza is? Just follow the sound! You should be able to hear us from anywhere on central campus.

After our concert anyone is invited to parade with us back to the band room to chat about what we do and why you should join! Don't miss it!

Also be sure to save the date for our annual Spring Concert! It will be held on the Ithaca Commons at 2:00 pm on Saturday April 28th. We hope to see you there!

2.28.12

A lovely CD cover design from Publicity Chair Waffles Milian. It has recieved widespread approval from the band's members.GoGo CD cover

2.8.11

This year's Phonathons took place on January 30th, 2011 and February 3rd, 2011. They were both a great success, as the Big Red Marching Band raised money to support our continued operations. As usual, it was run by the Athletics Department, and managed by one of the Fundraising Chairs (Sheila Garcia). The members did an amazing job, calling alumni after alumni to support a band that has granted them much more than the gift of music. Let’s hope that next year’s Phonathons will be equally, if not more successful!

12.11.10

Congratulations to our 2011 Head Manager, Jen Goforth '13!

11.21.10

AAAAAAAAAnd now, the Big Red Marching Band is pleased to present our 2011 Drum Major... Jessica Reno '13!

10.3.10

The band will be traveling to Boston this weekend! On Friday October 8th we will be performing at Quincy Market at 7pm. Then come join us on Saturday for the game vs. Harvard!

7.13.10

RECRUITMENT IS COMING! Welcome all incoming freshmen! You will probably see a lot of us outside of Registration when you get here later this month. 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 Aug 20th.

INFORMAL AUDITIONS will be held Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd from noon - 4pm, so stop by the band room in Barton Hall (come in on the Statler side, and we're all the way to the right). 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 Aug 22rd at 7:30pm 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!!! More details will be posted about that soon! In the meantime, contact our Publicity Chairs for more information.

4.4.10

We will be parading around campus for Cornell Days! Come check us out! On Thursday April 8th at around 12pm and Sunday April 18th around 11:15 am we will parade to Ho Plaza and play a concert in front of the Cornell store. Don't know where Ho Plaza is? Just follow the sound! You should be able to hear us from anywhere on central campus.

After our concert anyone is invited to parade with us back to the band room to chat about what we do and why you should join! Don't miss it!

Also be sure to save the date for our annual Spring Concert! It will be held on the Ithaca Commons at 1:00 pm on Saturday April 17th. We hope to see you there!

1.23.10

2010 Phonathon!
This year’s band phonathon will be Sunday, January 31 and Thursday, February 4, from 7 to 9. 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, Lauren Mangano. 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!

11.18.09

AAAAAAAAAnd now, the Big Red Marching Band is pleased to present our 2010 Drum Major... Stephanie Richmond '11!

9.13.09

Get ready for our first game of the season!
Cornell takes on Bucknell on Saturday September 19th. The game starts at 12:30, but the band will be parading around campus performing concerts on Ho Plaza and behind the Shoellkopf Crescent before the game. Following that we have pre-game and half-time performances on the field. This is not to be missed!

8.10.09

RECRUITMENT IS COMING! Welcome all incoming freshmen! You will probably see a lot of us outside of Registration when you get here later this month. Feel free to approach us and hang out - we love a good time, and we love new people. We will be outside of Bartels Hall all day on Aug 21st.

INFORMAL AUDITIONS will be held Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd from noon - 4pm, so stop by the band room in Barton Hall (come in on the Statler side, and we're all the way to the right). 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 Aug 23rd 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!!! More details will be posted about that soon! In the meantime, contact our Publicity Chairs for more information.

4.9.09

We will be parading around campus for Cornell Days! Come check us out! On Saturday April 11th and Tuesday April 14th we will depart Barton Hall around 12 pm, parade to Ho Plaza, and play a concert in front of the Cornell store. Don't know where Ho Plaza is? Just follow the sound! You should be able to hear us from anywhere on central campus.

After our concert anyone is invited to parade with us back to the band room to chat about what we do and why you should join! Don't miss it!

Also be sure to save the date for our annual Spring Concert! It will be held on the Ithaca Commons from 3-4 pm on Saturday April 25th. We hope to see you there! If you can't make it to any of our concerts this month then feel free to stop by our rehearsal at Barton Hall from 9-11 pm on April 21st. We'd love to meet you!

1.29.09

The annual Big Red Marching Band phonathon was a huge success! Thank you all for your generosity! We depend upon the generosity of our alumni and supporters to continue to provide spirit and entertainment for the Cornell University community.

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, Stacy Biddlecomb. 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!

1.9.09

The Big Red Marching Band would like to welcome all international visitors to its site!

12.9.08

Congratulations to the 2009 Head Manager, Stacy Biddlecomb '10, who is fully prepared to bail trumpets out of jail, order pizza in Canada, and organize the madness that is the Big Red Marching Band!

12.1.08

AAAAAAAAAnd now, the Big Red Marching Band is pleased to present our 2009 Drum Major... Shayna Gerson '10!

7.31.08

RECRUITMENT IS COMING! Hey incoming freshmen! You will probably see a lot of us outside of Registration when you get here 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 Bartels Hall all day on Aug 22nd.

INFORMAL AUDITIONS will be held Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th from noon - 4pm, so stop by the band room in Barton Hall (come in on the Statler side, and we're all the way to the right). Don't worry about your audition at all. If you can play a scale you're probably fine.

FIRST NIGHT, or our first rehearsal together with our new recruits, will be Aug 24th at 7pm followed by much pizza and celebration. You don't want to miss it! Even if you can't make it to auditions, feel free to join us. Even if you can't make it to First Night, don't miss Band Camp!!! More details will be posted about that soon, but in all likelihood you'll be able to find us marching somewhere around Barton Hall all throughout Orientation week. Contact our Publicity Chairs for more information.

11.10.07

AAAAAAAAAnd now, the Big Red Marching Band is pleased to present our 2008 Drum Major... Tommy "Tasty Cakes" Seery '09!

11.8.07

The BRMB Historian website has moved! Check it out at its new location, http://historian.bigredbands.org!

8.7.07

The 2007 Fall Season is approaching... Are you ready?

3.30.07

This just in from the publicity chairs: Auditions will be held Saturday, August 18th, and Sunday, August 19th from 12-4PM in the band room!

3.27.07

The Spring season is in full swing, and the Marching Band is ready to knock your socks off.... again! Check out the events page to see what we're up to this season.

1.28.07

Most of the 2007 Bandstaph pictures are up. Also, congratulations to Pat Meyers, the 2007 Head Field Manager!

1.18.07

The 2007 Bandstaph page has been updated(with pictures coming soon)! If anyone has funny/comedic pictures of the new Bandstaph members, please email them to me. Also, please notice the lack of Head Field Manager. If you or anyone you know is willing to fill this position please contact the Drum Major or the Head Manager.

11.17.06

Congratulations to the winner of the Drum Major election, Matt Caulfield '08!

11.16.06

We're celebrities! We had a very successful Sy Katz '31 Parade after the Columbia game. It has been called the "best ever". What other Ivy has their own parade down 5th avenue? Yeah, that's right, none.

9.12.06

Please extend a belated congrats to our 2006 class representatives! Check them out at the class rep page.

8.23.06

The Big Red Marching Band would like to extend its warmest welcome to our new Cornell president, Dr. Skorton. As some of you may know already, Skorton is a pretty awesome guy. Not only that, but he's a band tool (which we fully respect). He came to our First Night this year to kick off the season right. He even participated in one of our oldest traditions, the aardvark. Here is a photo:

Welcome, Skorton, to the Cornell community. We look forward to seeing you around the BRMB again in the season.


Interesting Links

8.23.06

Traditions page is (sort of) up! Check out the traditions page, now that the freshmen have learned to aardvark, strut, and much more. Send me pictures if you have good ones. I'll post some soon so it isn't so blank.

8.17.06

We have a CALENDAR! Check out this link for instructions on how to use it with your own calendar system. If you just want to view the calendar, go to the direct calendar link.

The Big Red Band is not endorsed in any way by Google. (We wish...)

7.18.06

Check out the media page! There are now selections from our 2005 CD, as well as a link to LYRICS! Enjoy. If you have song requests or trouble playing these songs, please contact the webmaster. They are currently in mpeg4 format.

5.26.06

RECRUITMENT IS COMING! Hey incoming freshmen! You will probably see a lot of us outside of Registration when you get here 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 Bartels Hall all day on Aug 18th.

INFORMAL AUDITIONS will be held Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th from noon - 4pm, so stop by the band room in Barton Hall (come in on the Statler side, and we're all the way to the right). Don't worry about your audition at all. If you can play a scale you're probably fine.

FIRST NIGHT, or our first rehearsal together with our new recruits, will be Aug 20th at 7pm followed by much pizza and celebration. You don't want to miss it! Even if you can't make it to auditions, feel free to join us. Even if you can't make it to First Night, don't miss Band Camp!!! More details will be posted about that soon, but in all likelihood you'll be able to find us marching somewhere around Barton Hall all throughout Orientation week. Contact our Publicity Chairs for more information.

4.5.06

We will be parading for Cornell Days! Come check us out!!! We will be parading from the band room (Barton Hall) to Ho Plaza, doing a concert, and possibly visiting other locations around the Arts Quad. Just follow the sound! You can hear us pretty much anywhere on central campus.

Saturday April 8th around noon. After the parade, we'll invite prefreshmen back to the band room for cookies and milk and lots of chatter about what we do and why you should join! Don't miss it!
Friday April 14th around 3:30pm

Can't make it to either of our parades? We'll be rehearsing from 9-11pm on Tuesday nights in preparation for our concert. Stop by and hear us practice! We'd love to meet you anytime.

3.13.06

Save the date for our Concert!!
We have set the date for our first (annual?) Spring Concert. Tell your friends! It will be held April 21st at 8pm in Newman in Bartels Hall. Hope to see you there!
For more information, see our Events page.

Members of the band: Don't forget to attend at least 3 of the 4 rehearsals after Spring Break. The dates are 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 from 9pm-11pm in the bandroom.