A Welcome from Alumni Relations

Hi Alums!

Its time for Band Notes: Spring 2015 edition. You got to hear a little about us Alumni Chairs in January.. but let us formally introduce ourselves.


Hi everyone! I am Angie Estevez Prada and I am currently a sophomore in the ILR School,  working towards minors in Law & Society and Inequality Studies. I am extremely passionate about women’s rights issues and politics. Fun fact about me: I am originally from Colombia, South America but have lived in a small town in North Carolina for most of my life. Band has been a huge part of my life since I was eight years old. Surprisingly, I thought about not doing band when I came to Cornell, but when I saw the chalkings around campus and the band being so passionate to recruit members during O-Week, I was sold! Currently, I am a member of the Big Red Saxes, but you can also see me carrying around a Horn these days too. Outside of band, I am involved in various women’s rights and empowerment organizations mostly a new organization on campus. I also help publicize Slope Studio, a free arts studio in Willard Straight. You can also find me blabbing on about the news of the day. Marching Band and Pep Band have been so great to me during my time here, and I am excited to have the chance to keep you all updated about band news and events!

And I am Jeff Crosby, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences.  I am currently a Psychology major, but I am still exploring in areas that interest me such as education and the medical field.  I am from Reading, Pennsylvania, a city that is known for the Reading Railroad in the Monopoly board game and the place where Taylor Swift was born and raised.  I also had the great pleasure of being raised right in between Hershey and Philadelphia.  One of the reasons why I chose Cornell was because they were the home of the only REAL Marching Band in the Ivy League.  I am currently a member of the Big Red Saxes for Marching Band and you can also spot me playing Tone for the Pep Band.  Joining the Big Red Marching Band was the best decision I made freshman year.  I am so excited to see where my journey as a member of the Big Red Bands will take me in my years to come at Cornell.  Even though my time on The Hill has just begun, I am ready to join Angie in being an Alumni Relations Chair to help give back to the Marching Band and Pep Band that have given so much to me already.

We are proud to present this semester’s Band Notes to you all. Included in this edition are tales of Managing a Pep Band through a blizzard, beating the hockey team for a good cause, and creating a brand new BRMB promotional video, as well as updates from our Head Manager and Drum Major! We look forward to seeing some of you for Reunion (June 4-7) and at Homecoming! Check for more information on our events page!

If you have any concerns, questions, or anything you want to let us know about please feel free to reach out to us at ake38@cornell and jjc369@cornell.edu.


Angie Estevez Prada ‘17 and Jeff Crosby ‘18