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Co-Section Leaders to Co-Conductors: Frank Gonzalez and Josh Schupp Lead Pep Band

Mike Stuhlmiller

frank-josh-pbc-2014This past spring, I have had the great honor of conducting the Big Red Pep Band. This year, the men’s team did well and made it to the ECAC semi-finals in Lake Placid, and the Women became ECAC champs after a win over Clarkson! Playing for the basketball teams has been exciting. What has been a pleasant surprise has been the lacrosse team. The pep band first graced lacrosse as Cornell took on number 2, UVA. The Big Red emerged victorious and remains undefeated (knock on wood). But while the sports have been good, the band has been even better. Nothing at Cornell has come close to being as great an experience as leading waving my arms in front of this fantastic group of people. The very first weekend of our conducting tenure, the band split apart – the men’s and women’s hockey teams each had a pair of games against Hahvahd and Dartmouth. My co-conductor Josh Schupp (’15) stayed in Ithaca, with a small group that had returned early from winter break, while I took the bus to Cambridge, for my first taste of leading the band. Lynah East was chaotic. As usual, Hahvahd’s stands contained a sizeable percentage of Cornell fans. The crowd cheered loudly for each goal we scored, for each shot we took, for each cheer the band played. And I was terrified. But when we played the Alma Mater, that fear faded. Around the rink, alumni sang and swayed to the music, returning to their own days on the hill. Our hockey team won the game, which invigorated the visiting fans (us!). But to me, the atmosphere just showed the power of Cornell’s community, both in Ithaca and across the world. Other away games I’ve been to merely reinforce this. During the Cornell-Yale hockey game, I spent most of a period break talking to an alumnus from the early 80s, who reminisced about his time back on the hill. He had some song requests (Birdland), and asked about old traditions – did we still yell X at the opposing team when Y happened? Did the tubas still do Z at games? The next night, at Brown, Nathan Olson (’05) requested to conduct the Alma Mater, so I joined the crowd of alumni and their families. With those who came before me, I lifted the chorus. The Big Red Band emphasizes how past traditions influence even the youngest in Cornell’s community and that some things never change. Frank Gonzalez ’14.

Joshua Schupp conducts co-conductor Frank Gonzalez’s arrangement of “Radioactive” at the Harvard Game/Senior Night/Fancy Hockey!

The band plays the Alma in it’s full glory! Special guest appearances from alumni and past conductors!

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Hallie! Show Us Your ShowComm

Mike Stuhlmiller

There’s nothing like the rush of marching a show you created and then strutting off the field to the compliments of audience members.  Having been Show Committee Chair for two years, I really learned to cherish those moments.  This year we performed an Evolution of Rock Show, a Les Miserables Show, a Flight Show, and a Stevie Wonder Show.  It was my final marching band season and my favorite by far!

About five years ago, the band drill began to change drastically from the days of picture drill. We now write drill that focuses mainly on movement and geometrically interesting formations. Last year, Nick “Inky” Lamson ’14 and I started to push the band a little more with some harder drill and despite the expected objections, all the shows looked great.  This past season, Corey Chang ’15 and I chose even harder music and even more difficult drill.  However, the band continued to rise to the challenge, and the shows looked even better than last year’s.

Last year when we were writing our first show, the Latin Show, we found drill from when the band had performed Encantada many years ago.  One of the sets was the shape of a chili pepper, and the idea of making a shape like this seemed completely foreign to us.  We instead chose to go with an interesting geometric shape to start the show, and it turned out really well.  Since then, I’ve known that avoiding picture drill is always the right way to go.

I’m extremely grateful to those ShowComm Chairs of the past five years for blazing this trail for me and for future Show Committee Chairs.  I’m also very thankful to have been able to hold this position for two years, and even when band members gave me grief, I always found it extremely rewarding to see the band put on a great show that I created.

Hallie Klein ’14

The Big Red Band rocking it at the Hahvahd home game!

The Big Red Band rocking it at the Hahvahd home game!

Fall 2013 Shows:

Alumni at Homecoming 2013:

Evolution of Rock: Elvis Medley, Hey Jude, Carry on My Wayward Son

Les Miserables: At the End of the Day, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own/Do You Hear the People Sing?/ One Day More

Flight: Fanfare for the Third Planet, Ascend, Reflections of Form

Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed, Delivered; Sir Duke, Superstition


Around the Band: Section Shenanigans!

Mike Stuhlmiller

The character of the band would be nothing without the individuality and quirkiness of each section. Here is a brief update on what happened this year within each section. Recent alumni: see how your friends are doing. Older alumni: check out where your section is now!

atb-flutesHey alumni! The Big Red Flutes had an AMAZING 2013 season! This past year, we gave Cornell great press- performing our hot dance moves in Canada, at the Montreal Alouttes’ game, and New York City’s Herald Square! The Time Warp remains ever popular along with the newer “Gangnam Style” in Everybody’s Everything. Meanwhile, in Ithaca, we performed at Relay for Life, and had our Spring Concert at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market! Everywhere we go, we obtain a fan base. The best story this year was getting a bunch of tiny Princeton hecklers to like the BRMB, and Cornell, through our charm and wit! Read More →

Life beyond Cayuga’s Waters…Alumni Beat 2014!

Mike Stuhlmiller

A small glimpse of how Cornell Bandies are making their mark on the world after graduating from the hill.  

The Fischells speaking at the Dedication Ceremony of the Fischell Band Center, Fall 2013.

The Fischells speaking at the Dedication Ceremony of the Fischell Band Center, Fall 2013.

Just Got Hitched: Tom Pasniewski ’98 married Katie Dankleff on June 8, 2013 on a farm just outside Lincoln, Nebraska near her hometown. A graduate of the University of Nebraska and a lifelong fan of Nebraska’s “Big Red,” Katie found the transition to rooting for Cornell to be an easy one and shares Tom’s interest in Cornell athletics. After spending the last 15 years entrenched in the Cornell alumni scene around Boston, Tom relocated with Katie to Lawrence, Kansas in the summer of 2013 to be closer to Katie’s family. Tom will miss the ease of attending Cornell athletic and other alumni events that life on the east coast afforded.

Another special day was March 22 which marked the marriage of Samantha Spindel ’08 and ’09 (flute) and Justin Musaffi ’08 (trumpet). The happy couple were married in Bethesda, MD with the wedding party including Trevor Goff ’08 (trumpet) and many other bandies in attendance. Near the end of the reception, all alums gathered to sing the alma mater. Dr. Spindel and Dr. Musaffi’s wedding was also featured in the NY Times and can be read here:

Big Red Drum Majors, past and present, pose on the ladder during Homecoming, Fall 2013.

Big Red Drum Majors, past and present, pose on the ladder during Homecoming, Fall 2013.

BRMB – The Next Generation: The classes of the ‘90s are creating the next generation of Big Red Bandies.  Johnny Chan ’97 welcomed son Ryan Desmond on February 15. Ryan joins big brother Julian in the Chan clan. Meantime, also on February 15, Kevin Wise ’94 welcomed another daughter, Allison Rose, making Emilie a big sister.

Moving up in the World: Jeff Anbinder ’94 writes “Only a few months after starting a new fundraising job with Seton Hall University in October, 2013, I was recruited by the American Civil Liberties Union to make another change. As of March 24, 2014, I’m now on the Leadership Gifts staff of the ACLU, back in Manhattan (financial district). I’ll be working with major donors and prospects in the DC/VA/MD area, small parts of the south and Midwest, and large parts of the southwest and California.”

Riding High: Stephen Jessup ’02, MS ’06, PhD ’11 is putting his degrees to good use.  “I have been teaching meteorology as a Visiting Assistant Professor since August at SUNY Brockport, and I will be staying here as an Assistant Professor on the tenure track.”

Many congratulations to our Band Alumni and all the best for the future! We always love hearing from our Big Red Marching Band Family so please don’t hesitate to share any news from your lives (marriage, kids, new job, dream house, etc.) with us.

The outgoing Class of 2014 and our incoming bunch of new band alumni at Nonsectarian, Fall 2013.

The outgoing Class of 2014 and our incoming bunch of new band alumni at Nonsectarian, Fall 2013.

BRBAA Profile in Cornell Alumni Magazine

Mike Stuhlmiller

The following article featuring BRBAA appeared in the September/October 2013 edition of the Cornell Alumni Magazine in the Alma Matters department.

Click here to read the original article

Club Spotlight: Big Red Bands Alumni Association

At Homecoming, alumni of the Big Red Marching Band and Big Red Pep Band will gather for a big celebration: the dedication of a new practice facility behind Schoellkopf Crescent on Kite Hill. It was launched with a lead gift from former members David Fischell ’75, PhD ’80, and Sarah Thole Fischell ’78, MEN ’79, whose children were also in the band. The new facility will offer more practice and storage space—and move the bands out of their home of more than fifty years, a cramped room in Barton Hall.

The Big Red Bands Alumni Association (BRBAA) is almost done raising the $1 million it needed to build the facility— a major milestone in that organization’s history, which has long worked to provide financial support for both bands. The Alumni Association was founded in the early Eighties out of financial need for the marching band. “When I was a freshman in 1978, the music department told us that within three years they would stop financial support of the band,” says Stacey Hunt Montalto ’82. “For the next two years we tried all sorts of fundraising options, but it wasn’t enough.” When Montalto was elected student head manager in her junior year—and facing the band’s potential dissolution—she took a huge step. Gathering all the financial data she could find, she presented her case to the Department of Athletics as to why it should support the band. “They had a limited budget, but they were able to give us money, and we became associated with Athletics,” Montalto recalls. “We were also very lucky because the assistant in that office was Georgian Leonard, who loved the band and took us under her wing. For the next two decades, she would do whatever she could to support the band. It was all out of the goodness of her heart.”

But the Athletics funding wasn’t enough. Luckily, former drum major Dwight “Duke” Vicks II ’54, MBA ’57, entered the picture. His daughter, Cathy Vicks ’80, was serving as drum major during Montalto’s freshman year; son Dwight III ’84, MBA ’91, would eventually become drum major himself. Vicks saw the desperate times the band was facing and rallied his classmates. With the aim of providing ongoing financial support, the Big Red Bands Alumni Association was founded in 1982, with Vicks as president and Montalto as vice president. With Leonard’s help, BRBAA began to work with students to hold phonathons, reaching out to alumni to ask them to support the band. “It was probably the first time a student group pitched its alumni for a major financial undertaking,” Montalto says. “To this day, the students still do it. And they know that once they leave the band, they will be expected to support the band the same way, so there is a natural evolution and financial support has grown.”

band alumni

Beautiful music: Band alumni got their first look at the new Kite Hill practice facility during Reunion, when they played together (left) and perused some vintage photo albums (right).

However, BRBAA knew that phonathons would cover only annual operating expenses and not long-term needs such as instrument and uniform replenishment. So in the mid-Eighties, it created an endowment fund. Chaired by Vicks, the successful campaign was launched with a 1989 Carnegie Hall concert celebrating the retirement of the band’s longtime music advisor, Marice Stith.

BRBAA has also taken on an advisory role, helping to guide the student leadership of both bands. “There’s an important part of BRBAA that is almost as valuable as the financial aspects,” says current president Lowell Frank ’99, MD ’03, “and that’s the empowerment of the student leadership— whether it’s offering advice and experience, providing continuity over the years, or serving as a liaison between University units. It’s challenging at times, because our involvement will morph each year as different students are elected to leadership positions, but preserving the student-run nature of the band is very important.”

In addition, BRBAA helps make sure that alumni are connected with the band and to each other. Since 1981, former members have been invited to play on the field at halftime of the Homecoming game. BRBAA also hosts get-togethers at road games or when the pep band travels. “We’re trying to adapt our communications strategy to get information out to our alumni and supporters in a more timely manner, through an evolving Web presence and social media,” says Frank. “We are also cultivating our relationships within the University to improve communication on campus, and we’re working on more long-term financial planning.”

While the band has come a long way—from its original status within ROTC to the admittance of women in 1971 to the new facility on Kite Hill— there is nostalgia for times past. But alumni know things need to change. “Many of us will miss Barton Hall; small, cramped, under-ventilated quarters do lead to a lot of bonding,” says Frank. “Still, many of us alumni are a little bit jealous of their fantastic space and the larger symbolic role it can play for the students. Their time, dedication, spirit, and sweat do matter to Cornell— and they should know that the work they do is appreciated.”

The Big Red Bands facility dedication is set for 11:30 a.m. on the Saturday of Homecoming.

Carry On Wayward Son Parts

Mike Stuhlmiller

The band is inviting alumni to join them to play Carry On Wayward Son during the Homecoming halftime show.

Use the links below to download and print your part ahead of time and save some time on the morning of the game. Note that the piece will start with an 8-bar intro by the trumpets and percussion before the beginning of the piece.

Flute / Piccolo


Alto Sax

Tenor Sax


1st Trumpet

2nd Trumpet

3rd Trumpet

1st Trombone

2nd Trombone


Bells / Xylophone

Summer 2013 Update

Mike Stuhlmiller







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

Grand Band Homecoming, September 20, 2013!

Mike Stuhlmiller

This year’s Homecoming is more special than ever, with the dedication of our new band facility. And we’d like to see as many band alumni return as possible for one of the most important moments in Big Red Band history.

More details will be made available in the weeks ahead, but make sure you’re there for the dedication and luncheon celebration, on Saturday, September 20, beginning at 11:30am.

Look for registration information via email soon, but in the meantime, don’t forget to book your hotel rooms. We’ve reserved blocks at several local hotels, but they’ll go 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

Greetings From Your Alumni Chairs

Mike Stuhlmiller


Well, it’s that time of year again: final exams are done, dorm rooms are all packed up, and another senior class will soon move on to bigger and better things out in the real world (or at graduate school). It seems like just yesterday it was August, and we were welcoming the Class of 2016 to our ranks; now, as another academic year draws to a close, we are looking forward to our big move into the new Big Red Bands facility on Kite Hill at the end of May, and to Reunion Weekend (June 6-9, 2013).

And now, presenting your 2013 Alumni Relations Chairs:

Hello! My name is Anita Mbogoni ’15, and I hail from Queens, NY. I am a biology and society major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with minors in inequality studies, science and technology studies, and music. In addition to Alumni Relations Chair, I’m very excited to serve as Clarinet Section Leader this year. The band has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on my Cornell experience thus far, and I eagerly await another year of great music and wonderful memories with the only REAL marching band in the Ivy League!

My name is Kevin Milian ’15 and I come from Guatemala City, Guatemala. I am a communications major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with a minor in archaeology. Being in the marching band for the past two years has been a blast. I brought in the freshman Class of 2016 as Publicity Chair and now I get to work with the other side of the coin–our large alumni network. As the band moves to our new facility, I anticipate a new “golden age” for our band, and I’m excited to be a part of it. Here’s to a great new semester! Let’s Go Red!

As a way to reduce our carbon footprint, we are getting rid of paper issues and going green. We hope you enjoy this first digital issue of the Band Notes! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to write to either of us. You can reach Anita at and Kevin at We look forward to meeting you all in the coming months!

Your faithful Alumni Relations Chairs,

Anita Mbogoni ‘15 and Kevin Milian ‘15

The Chair’s Corner

Mike Stuhlmiller

I am honored and excited to write to you as the new Chair of the Big Red Bands Alumni Association. It is a great time to be associated with the Big Red Bands, with the imminent opening of the new band facility and what will certainly be one of the most exciting Homecomings in a long time!

Before I continue, I want to thank our outgoing Chair of the past four years, Eva Chiamulera ’97. While the day-to-day operations of the Bands are quite appropriately the responsibility of the student leaders, Eva has worked hard behind the scenes over the past few years to assist them in their endeavors. Eva put in countless hours in between meetings to allow the Band to thrive despite some difficult transitions. So if I may… aardvark Eva!

I’d like to lay out my priorities for the Big Red Bands Alumni Association for the next two years.

First and foremost, we will streamline communications with all of our alumni. Our listserv, BRBAA-L, is long defunct, Facebook doesn’t reach everybody, and print newsletters carry issues of timeliness as well as cost. Over the next four months, we will develop a strategy for keeping you informed of what is important in the Big Red Band universe. And most importantly, we will let you know what that strategy isso that you know where and when to expect updates. While it is an intermediate step, this electronic newsletter is a large part of how we intend to keep in touch with you moving forward.

Second, we will develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in the band. This includes traditional associations (Athletics, Music) but also underutilized resources (Alumni Affairs, Student and Academic Services). By doing this, we hope to maintain the important stature of the Bands to Cornell, both on campus and beyond, and position ourselves to best empower the student leaders.

Third, we will continue the BRBAA’s strong tradition of long-term financial planning and fiscal responsibility for the Bands. The bands have never wavered in their support for Cornell, for example, by traveling to FIVE different NCAA tournaments in a given spring semester. Of course, this requires careful planning and allocation of resources, and we will do our best to ensure that opportunities for Band members to have better experiences are only limited by how far the teams go!

Moving forward, we hope to inform you, our loyal alumni, on what is going on with the Big Red Marching Band and the Big Red Pep Band. What I ask of you is to let me know what you want to know! Are you interested in how we’re using your generous gifts? Are you wondering how the band functions in the ever-changing Cornell landscape? Or do you want to see some pictures of the students in action and know if they’re still playing <fill in your favorite song here&rt;? Please feel free to reach out to Marching Band Head Manager Shelby Hulett, Drum Major Steve Albanese, Pep Band Manager Nick Lamson, or our wonderful Alumni Relations chairs, Kevin Milian and Anita Mbogoni. I want to hear from you, too – you can reach me at

Whether you follow the Bands’ exploits closely, attend a football or hockey game once a year, or anything in between, your support is what allows the great traditions that we all enjoyed to continue and for new ones to develop. In many ways, you are helping the same Big Red Band spirit and personality that we all loved in our college years positively influence many generations of bandies as well as amuse, entertain, and excite audiences in Ithaca and beyond.

Enthusiastically Yours,

Lowell Frank ’99, M.D. ’03
Chair, Big Red Bands Alumni association

The End of an Era

Mike Stuhlmiller

dm-hm-pictureDoing what only two other duos have done in Cornell Big Red Band history, we have been drum major and head manager together for the past two years. From our first meeting in Okenshields to becoming the best of friends, from the blizzard at the Princeton game in 2011 to the incessant downpour during the groundbreaking at Homecoming 2012, from being stranded at the Canadian border to losing four buses in Manhattan, leading the only REAL marching band in the Ivy League has been quite a life-changing journey. The first time I saw Jess I got so excited I spilled 2000M HCl on my hands (we had honors chemistry lab together). This excitement that defines our relationship to this day has never ceased to spice up even the dullest of times in the BRMB… oh wait, there were none.

Over the past two years we have had the unique opportunity to hone our leadership skills while having the privilege of interacting with past, present, and future members of the BRMB. While our first year was spent mostly figuring things out, we felt that in the second year we were able to implement some changes that have helped the band become a better organization. Although we will be sad not to have the BRMB in our daily lives this upcoming fall (why is there no marching band in the real world?), we know we are leaving it in good hands. We were so excited to help with the development of the plans for the new band facility and look forward to attending future reunions and homecomings in this new space. Even though the basement of Barton will always hold a special place in our hearts (and perhaps our lungs), we’re glad to see the visions of many past and present members being put into action in the new band facility. We are excited for the many opportunities this move will afford the band for interaction with the community, in addition to the fancy new doors and storage spaces.

This summer, when Jess ventures around the globe to teach in India and Jen takes her ruby slippers on down to Columbia University (not to be confused with Colombia, the Latin American country) to earn a master’s degree in secondary education, we will both be far from Cornell and the group of friends that we have been so fortunate to make through our participation in the marching band. The past two years have been an unforgettable experience and we are both so glad to have had the chance to lead the BRMB. Without the band, we would both be much different (probably more sane) people, and we feel so special to have been able to impact and be impacted by the only REAL marching band in the Ivy League.

In the words of our illustrious advisor, Mark, “Peace, Love, and Happiness.”

Jess Reno ’13 and Jen Goforth ‘13

A Big Red Cluster of Ludicrously Friendly People

Mike Stuhlmiller

freshman-perspective-1It’s difficult to even to describe the impact that band has had so far on my Cornell experience. From the beginning, I knew that I wanted to join band, but I was apprehensive because my high school only had a pep band. I had never marched before, and I had an irrational fear that not being able to march would be a problem.

In retrospect, the thought of not fitting into band is ridiculous, and that’s what makes it so special. The one thing that the Big Red Band does better than any other organization on campus is making every person feel welcome. Coming into a big school like Cornell, it’s easy to get lost. Band snags you from your parents on registration day, immediately immersing you in a group of 200 people who want to meet you.

Throughout the fall, I was just taken aback by how genuinely friendly these people were. I wasn’t that involved in band socially until October, but once I became more involved it was as if I had been there the whole time. My band friends became good friends and I no longer felt merely welcome, I felt wanted. Likewise, I wanted to get more involved in band, so I ran for Pep Band secretary.

When spring semester came, it all started to feel real. In the fall I was still a freshman who knew next to nothing about anything. But due to the Pep Band being split across several simultaneous events during particularly busy weekends, I found myself playing snare and rolling off for Davy at men’s hockey playoff games and actually having responsibility in the band. Though scary at first, it made me really understand what being in the band means.

freshman-perspective-2As the year went on, my band friends became my best friends who I knew I could count on. When my housing situation for sophomore year got complicated, it was the residents of the tuba-sax house that helped me out. I go to pep band events all week and yet somehow I’m still not sick of it by rehearsal on Monday. Band is my life now and I couldn’t be happier about it. There isn’t an organization quite like it anywhere else.

But of course, it is the traditions that hold us together and make us who we are, and for that we must thank the alumni. The great, friendly people who made me feel welcome would not be here if they hadn’t been treated just as well when they entered the band. I was afraid of marching but the second I saw just how the Big Red Band marches, I knew there was nothing to be afraid of, and while we scream our heads off and dance up Tower Road, I know that somebody a long way back decided that it would be a good idea, and for that we say thank you.

As freshman year rolls into a close, I know that my four years far above Cayuga’s waters will be much better than I ever could have expected, thanks to the Big Red Bands.

Alex Settle ‘16