Monthly archives "February 2018"

February Update

Alumni Relations

Hello Big Red Bands Alumni!

After a fall semester full of marching, dancing, and everything in between, the Big Red Bands are getting ready for an even better 2018!

Here’s some of what the bands will be up to this Spring:

The Annual Big Red Bands Phonathon will be on February 11th and 18th. Keep an ear out for a call these Sunday evenings from one of the current band members! We love talking to you and hearing your stories about your time here! We are beyond thankful for your generous support throughout the years. If there is a different way that you would prefer to give to the bands, you can either follow this link or contact the Fundraising Chairs Cody Kitzinger ‘21 ( and Evan Tart ‘21 ( with any questions/concerns.

The Big Red Pep Band may be coming to a rink near you! With the success of the men’s hockey team the band will be accompanying them on two scheduled trips this spring.

February 9th-10th: Clarkson University and St. Lawrence University
February 23rd-24th: RPI and Union College

Also, you may have heard about how well our hockey team has been playing! For the first time in 15 years, Cornell’s men’s team was temporarily ranked number one in all of NCAA D1 hockey! Although no longer ranked first, there is still a good chance our hockey team may make it to the playoffs, which would include two more possible trips:

March 16th-17th: Lake Placid ECAC Championships
March 23rd-24th: NCAA Regionals Playoffs either in Allentown, PA; Bridgeport, CT; Sioux Falls, SD; or Worcester, MA

Some other events this spring include:
Giving Day: Tuesday, March 20th with a concert that evening! This will be live-streamed, so make sure to tune in!
Cornell Days: Concerts sometime in the middle of April
Spring Concert: The afternoon of Saturday, April 21st.
Bring a Child to Work Day: April 26th

Mark your calendars with these fun events in upcoming seasons:
Reunion Weekend: June 7th-10th
Homecoming Weekend: September 21st-22nd
We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you back to your ever-growing band family!

As the year is new, so is the Bandstaph! Our 2018 Head Manager and Drum Major are Becca Rodell ‘19 and Katherine Curtis ‘19, respectively. And now, introducing the only real Alumni Relations Chairs in the Ivy League: Maria Komorowski ‘19 ( and Natalie Parker ‘20 (! Maria is a Nutritional Science major from Erie, PA. Last year, she served as one of the horn section leaders, as well as pep band historian. Natalie is a French and Biology-Nutrition major from Ridgefield, CT who is in the clarinet section and when not at band is on the eboard for MEDLIFE, a pre-med club! We are so excited to serve the band in this role, and hope to make your time back on the Hill as alumni as great as your time as students here. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions and comments. We look forward to hearing from you!

Warm Regards,

Maria and Natalie