Those Good Old Days on the Hill: the Bands Get Ready for a Great 2017

Hello Big Red Bands Alumni!

After an unforgettable fall semester, the Big Red Bands are getting ready for a great 2017! Here’s a brief overview of what we’ll be up to in the near future:

The Annual Big Red Bands Phonathon will be held on the evenings of February 2nd and February 16th. Keep an eye out for a call from a current Bands member! We love talking to you and are thankful for your generous support. If you would like to give to the bands by alternative means, please feel free to follow this link or contact our Fundraising Chairs Gabby Alvarez ‘20 ( and Zach Siper ‘20 ( with any questions.

The Big Red Pep Band is coming to a rink near you. Come and rejoin the Lynah Faithful as we cheer on Big Red! The Pep Band has planned two trips to regular season Men’s Hockey games:

  • February 3rd and 4th at Union College and RPI
  • February 17th and 18th at St. Lawrence University and Clarkson

As we look ahead to this summer and fall, don’t forget to mark Reunion (June 8-11th) and Homecoming (October 20-21st) on your calendars! We look forward to hosting you on the hill and welcoming you back into the band family.

Finally, with a new year comes a new Bandstaph. And now, introducing the only real Alumni Relations Chairs in the Ivy League: Kristen Rose Baxter ‘18, a biology major who plays piccolo and horn, is delighted to be re-elected to serve for another year. When she’s not at band, she’s probably counting flies in genetics lab. Julia Klopfer ‘20, a flute player who plans on majoring in Biology and Society, is so excited to be serving as your Alumni Relations chair for her first year on Bandstaph. Please reach out to us at and with any questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you!

Looking forward to a great year,

Kristen Rose and Julia