The Trumpets have continued their misbehavior and shenaniganry into the New Year. We continue to play fortisississississimo at all times. We are already getting psyched for the fall and the bounty of solos that come with it. We are also excited for the plethora of trumpets in new leadership: Pinto Smith ’17, section leader; Mary Amper ’18, SpinMaster (and showcomm), Bethany Angelieu ’18, Head Manager; Jeff Van ’19, Field Manager; Chris Sanchez ’19, Webmaster; Diana Herrera and Antony Gariolo ’19, Equipment Chairs; Zeyu Hu ’19, Publicity. We also want to wish all of our seniors the best as they go out and join the real world (ew).
The Clarinets have been keeping busy in the offseason! With two brand new section leaders, we’re very excited to be ringing in the new year! We’ve been trying out a few new events on the calendar, such as going ice skating together and watching the Oscars together. In marching news, we’ve continued to use last semester’s new parading move, Move JB, and we got to show off those moves during the Horseheads St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12 and during Hotel Ezra Cornell on March 16. We’re also excited to be adding an entirely new apartment to Clarinet House for next year, giving us 4 new rooms, meaning that the entirety of 301 Cornell Street now belongs to the Clarinets! All in all, it’s shaping up to be a great semester, and we hope to see many of you on campus in both the Spring and the Fall!
The only real 8-mile-wide section in the Ivy League has been having a great time! The theme of this spring is “new,” as the Big Red Horns rang in the new year with our new section leaders, Snigdha Sharma ’18 and Sachi Koide ’18, as well as some exciting new events! We had our second annual Secret Valentines gift exchange in February, and we also got to march in a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Horseheads, NY. We’re already looking forward to the fall 2016 season, hoping to see the section continue to grow rapidly!
The Big Red Tubae have a lot going on this semester! Two of our outstanding Newbas, Will Hernandez and Chelsea Sanders, have stepped up to replace our dear comrade, Jordan Silver, as Uniform Chairs in the BRMB. Will is also pulling double duty as Pep Band Treasurer! Beyond that, we have cemented Taco Tuesday as a section tradition as dear to us as the Shirtless Rehearsal. We look forward to the myriad of musical events this semester has in store, as well as seizing the means of production from the bourgeoisie!
The Big Red Flutes are having a wonderful spring semester. We continued the traditions of cooking baking and Anti-Valentine’s Day throughout the semester. We are continuing to try to have weekly dinners and sporadic movie nights. Overall, we are looking forward to a lovely end of the year and the beginning of more marching events, filled with friends and flove.
Da Bones are having a pretty chill semester! We retained many of our new members this year and even picked up a new tone for pep band! We’re eagerly hoping that we match our amazing numbers next marching season! We had a really fun BoneRush, with trips to Dino, the Syracuse Mall, and the Pines. We have a couple of underbones currently working on some new bone cheers for next year and can’t wait to try them out over the spring. An underbone also arranged a song for marching band that we will hopefully play next season. We’re also very excited for Grand Bonecoming next semester and hope to see a lot of bone alums over that weekend!
The Saxes are jumping back into the school year. We started the semester with a very competitive board game night. The location? Sax House of course! For a refresher on the greatest place on earth, check out sax.house, a domain that the big red saxes proudly own and update. Other events we’ve had include a Superbowl (or Superb Owl) event and a celebration of Pi day. In other news, many saxes are being written into a story that describes the epic saga of the Hawaiian zombie apocalypse which is currently occurring in a parallel universe. Our section is also leading the charge in creating a marching jazz band.
The Colorguard is moving up in the only real Marching Band in the Ivy League. Spectators at this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Horseheads, NY saw the Guard marching at the front of the Big Red Band, instead of our usual “save the prettiest section for last” approach. We were lead by our newly elected leaders, captain Odile Maurelli ’17 (last season’s co-captain) and co-captain Lauren Russo ’18 (our baton twirler who has switched to spinning flags full-time). Guard has also gone international with two of our members, Suzannah Bretz ’17 and Amanda Morrison ’17, sending us love during their semester in Europe. Though we cry at the idea of losing our two seniors, Rachel Langey ’16 and Sarah Acre ’16, we’re excitedly looking forward to having new Guard babies next semester.
As usual, the drumline is too cool to be in BandNotes!