Summer 2013 Update







Thank you to all who joined us for Reunion!

We’d like to thank all who ventured to Ithaca for Reunion Weekend! It was great to meet so many of you, and give you a sneak preview of the new Big Red Bands building. We hope to see even more of you during Homecoming Weekend, which will be September 20-21 this year. Please see our Homecoming update for important information regarding hotels and the schedule of events for game day, including the grand opening of our new facility.

Join the Big Red Band for Homecoming 2013, September 20-21!

Come join friends old and new during this year’s Homecoming Weekend! This Homecoming is more special than ever as we officially unveil the new Big Red Bands facility. As a cooperative effort of the Cornell community and the Big Red Band’s large alumni network, this state-of the art, LEEDS approved building will be in full operation for our Homecoming festivities.

Join the band on Saturday, September 20, as the Big Red take on the Bucknell Bisons. Come witness and participate in Big Red Bands history, as we dedicate the new Big Red Bands facility behind the Schoellkopf Crescent. The schedule for game day is as follows:

9:45 AM – Morning rehearsal begins on Alumni Field
10:20 AM – Alumni join rehearsal for drill write-in
10:40 AM – Morning rehearsal ends
11:30 AM – Big Red Bands facility dedication ceremony
12:00 PM – Alumni luncheon
1:00 PM – Step off to Ho Plaza
1:15 PM – Concert on Ho Plaza, in front of Cornell Store
1:45 PM – Step off to Kite Hill
2:00 PM – Concert on Kite Hill
2:25 PM – Step off to Schoellkopf Field for the pre-game show
2:45 PM – Pre-game show
3:00 PM – Kickoff against Bucknell

The Big Red Bands Alumni Association has reserved blocks at several local hotels. These rooms are going fast, so book now!


Country Inn and Suites
1100 Danby Road
(607) 256-1100
Rate: $179/night, under the name HOMECOMING 2013
Deadline: September 1

Marriott Courtyard
29 Thornwood Drive
(607) 330-1000
Rate: $229/night, under the name BIG RED BANDS
Deadline: August 20

Ramada Inn
2310 N. Triphammer Road
(607) 257-3100
Rate: $149.95/night, under the name BIG RED BANDS
Deadline: August 23

We look forward to meeting you during Homecoming!

Anita Mbogoni ’15 and Kevin Milian ’15
2013 Big Red Marching Band Alumni Relations Chairs