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Hi, Friends! It’s That Time, Huh? : 2016 Drum Major Sergio Preciado Says Thank You

Alumni Relations

serge Don’t worry, I’m still Sergio Manuel Preciado and I’m still the 2016 Drum Major of the Cornell University Big Red Marching Band! I’ve been pretty consistent with that. I’m a senior Biological Sciences major (concentrating in Molecular and Cell Biology) in the college of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Our first show this year was “The 80’s Show” (or as some of our members called it: “The Super Concentrated 80’s Show™”)! Pregame featured “99 Red Balloons” by Nena, as arranged by our wonderful Show Committee chairs Jeff Crosby ’18, Mary Amper ’18, and Susan Eichorn ’18. We started “99 Red Balloons” with 4 “Red Balloons” formed by 4 different ranks (the other 95 red balloons declined the invitation to perform). Halftime featured “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, with the band showing off their impressive moonwalking and leaning skills (to wonderful alumni applause), and Power, an official song of the 1984 Olympics by Bill Conti. Conducting Power with alumni on the field was an amazing and memorable experience! The 80’s Show was then performed at the away Hahvahd Harvard game, where we continued to show off how a real marching band performs.

Our second show was “The Shrek Show”, in celebration of the 2001 film’s fifteenth anniversary! Pregame was a medley of “All Star” by Smash Mouth and “Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows. Halftime featured a beautiful rendition of the ballad “Hallelujah”, where the band was able to showcase their softer side with a wonderful BariTone soli. “Hallelujah” was followed with “I’m A Believer”, as arranged by one of our very own TromBone section leaders: Jordan Greissman ’18! We first performed The Shrek show at our home game versus Sacred Heart and followed up that performance with the show’s second performance at New Era Field for the Buffalo Bills versus San Fransisco 49ers NFL game! The band performed Hallelujah and I’m a Believer (of The Shrek show) for the game’s pre-game performance and all of The 80’s Show for halftime. Performing at New Era Field was an absolutely memorable experience. There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere at an NFL game, and the Buffalo Bills’ fans certainly bring a unique atmosphere at their games. The band had a short feature on national TV! Our literal fifteen seconds of fame happened riiiiight before the TV broadcast switched to commercial break. Hi, Mom!

This year’s third show was titled “A Semester in Spain,” which took the band abroad with music focused on the Iberian country. Pregame consisted of “España!”, as made famous by the Cornell University Big Red Pep Band, and featured the color guard with a rifle routine in the center of the field! Halftime only consisted of one song: “Malgueña.” “Malagueña” is a DCI classic that is originally based on the sixth movement of Ernesto Lecuona’s “Suite Andalucia,” focusing on the municipality of Màlaga along the southern coast of Spain. The band expanded on “Malagueña” by featuring the drum line in an extended drum break while the rest of the band formed pin-wheeling X’s. The song also featured a TromBone solo, as performed by Jordan Greissman ’18, and a trumpet trio, as performed by Kent Takada ’20, Christopher Sanchez ’19, and Henry “Pinto” Smith ’17. “A Semester in Spain” was a challenging show, and the band rose to the occasion.

Our final show of the year was “The Spotify Hipster Show,” featuring music from various indie and house artists. Halftime consisted of three songs: “Cecilia and the Satellite” by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, “Here it Goes Again” by OK Go, and “This Too Shall Pass” by OK Go. “Cecilia and the Satellite” is a beautiful ballad that was arranged Frank Gonzalez ’13, a recent TromBone alumni, and featured Mary Amper ’18 with a trumpet solo to start the song. After performing at the away game versus Columbia, the band high-tailed it out of the stadium to set up for the 44th Annual Sy Katz ’31 Parade in New York City! The band impromptu paraded past Broadway, 7th, and 6th avenue before meeting up with the rest of the parade at Rockefeller Plaza. I’ll never forget seeing St. Patrick’s Cathedral as the band made the right turn onto 5th avenue, and I’ll never forget the sight of the city passing us by during the parade. As someone raised in South Texas, there’s really nothing quite like it back home. Our season ended with our home game versus Penn(SUKCS). “Wake Me Up” by Avicii (not by Wham! or Evanescence) was performed for pregame at our last home game versus Penn(SUCKS).

And with that, my year as Drum Major is coming to a close. Now more than ever, I remember why I stuck with the group of musically-inclined weirdos my freshman year. The band has given me a family and home when my actual family and home are 3 flights and one time-zone away. The band has given so much over the past 4 years, and I can’t thank the band enough. I’m very proud of this wonderful group of weirdos, and I hope the freshman (class of 2020 – crazy, isn’t it?) this year found the home that I found when I was a freshman.

Good job, everyone!

I’ll see y’all in the spring in my new position as an opinionated OLD person. I love you all, and thank you.

Sergio “Serge” Manuel Preciado ’17


On the Road Again: Fall 2016 in the Pep Band

Alumni Relations

Hi Alumni!liz

The Fall semester began quite slowly for the Pep Band, as it usually does, with occasional FieldHockey and Volleyball games. The games went well and the band sounded great, as always. Thankfully, the Field Hockey team ended its streak of losing games that we attended. It had been getting a little sad that they would never win when we came. At one game, the volleyball coach brought pizza for the fans – although, it really must have been for the band as there were only about 15 other students in attendance. This semester’s conductors, Brendan Duffy ’17 and Jeff Crosby ’18, have had a good time getting comfortable in front of the band and learning to deal with all of the weird events that get thrown our way. Outside of athletic events, members of the band have had several opportunities to get to know people across the sections through weekly dinners at Ivy Room, lunch gatherings at Trillium and our second “Duct Tape and Ice Cream” social where people can artfully design and decorate their construction paper folders to protect against Ithaca’s weather. Over Fall Break we recorded a CD similar to the one produced in 2012. Stay tuned for more information about the CD and possible purchasing options.

In recent weeks, just as the Marching Band season is coming to a close, the Pep Band’s has begun to ramp up. The winter sports are now in full swing and we are starting to have home games in both Basketball and Hockey. The Men’s Hockey home season opens on November 18th with what is sure to be an exciting game against Quinnipiac.  This game will mark our first home hockey game three weeks. Fortunately we have not been completely deprived of Cornell’s favorite sport for almost a month. We have had the opportunity to travel to Harvard, Dartmouth and Brown. While we have been on the road, we have been the only band at every single game proving once and for all that we are the best and only real Pep Band in the Ivy League. We travelled to Madison Square Garden to cheer for the Big Red at Colgate on November 29th and in the biennial Frozen Apple game on November 26th. This year Cornell will take on the University of New Hampshire.

The Women’s Basketball team has had a strong start to the season and we are excited to go to our first game on November 22nd. The Men’s Basketball team is still finding its feet, but we are looking forward to seeing more of their games and to cheer them onto victory. When we return for the spring semester we are hoping to attend more of their games as well as some wrestling matches and other spring sports. We attended baseball and softball games last semester and the teams were excited to see us and were very accommodating. Hopefully, we will be able to get to some more of their games. Next semester, we will have at least two more trips with the Men’s Hockey team visiting the Albany region at the beginning of February to face Union (2/3) and RPI (2/4) before heading to North Country two weeks later to play St. Lawrence (2/17) and Clarkson (2/18).

As my term as Pep Band Manager comes to a close, I hope to see some of you at our upcoming games.

–Elizabeth Martinson ‘17


From Recruitment to Recording: a Fantastic Fall in the Pep Band!

Alumni Relations

Hello Alumni!

jeff-crosby-editedMy name is Jeff Crosby, and I am one of your Fall 2016 Pep Band Conductors! I am a junior Psychology major preparing to attend law school after graduation. Some of you may remember me from my position as one of the Alumni Relations Chairs last year. I have had an amazing experience conducting the Pep Band so far, and I’m so excited for upcoming events in the near future!

This season, Elizabeth, Brendan and I were challenged with an extra push to find new members because we had lost a large senior class to graduation last spring. The Pep Band held recruitment events with performances and quarter carding at Move-In Day, Club Fest, and the newly established North Campus Safety Fair. The Band’s efforts proved successful as we now have a wonderful group of new members from all classes including many transfer students and freshmen that are exclusively members of Pep Band!

With the sudden higher amount of new members that had never played with us before this season, preparing for a CD Recording Session proved to be a challenge, but it was a challenge we were willing to take on! After jam-packed, fast-paced rehearsals and a long recording session rehearsal, we recorded our 2016 Pep Band CD over Fall Break! I’m so excited to share the result with you soon!

Preparing and recording a CD for the band was probably one of the biggest challenges I had to endure as a Conductor because we only had four weeks to prepare. Although it was stressful and we didn’t have the opportunity to ease new members into the music as we had previous years, our efforts proved to be worth it. Elizabeth, Brendan, and I are very excited to share it all with you in the coming weeks, so look out for an order form!

In addition to recording a CD, we had a filled schedule this fall! We have performed at Weddings, Alumni gatherings, Rallies, CU Downtown, Field Hockey, Sprint Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Women’s Hockey, and Men’s Hockey. We already had the chance to perform Hawaii 5-0 at Men’s Hockey and Davy in 3 at Women’s Hockey this season! We recently appeared at Madison Square Garden where Men’s Hockey took on the University of New Hampshire. Leading the Pep Band has certainly been an amazing adventure during this busy fall season!

Jeff Crosby ‘18



brendan-duffy-editedHey Alumni!

My name is Brendan Duffy and I’ve had an amazing time conducting the Pep Band this fall! It was so great to see so many of you at Lynah East for the Harvard hockey game – and the band sounded amazing! The onset of hockey season is distracting me from finishing up my senior year in mechanical engineering… but I’m loving it! It truly is an honor to stand in front of the band.

The pep band put in a lot of hard work this semester to prepare for and record a new CD. This was definitely one of the biggest challenges Jeff and I faced. But everyone brought their excitement and energy to rehearsals and we had a lot of fun. Preparing over 30 tracks with the band really paid off and the CD sounds incredible!

Red/White hockey was as loud and fun as ever. The amount of energy the band can bring into Lynah Rink is truly incredible.

Although I have missed getting to play trombone at every event, I am so glad that I was able to be a conductor. I am incredibly excited for where this band will go in the coming semesters! Our recruitment efforts have resulted in a sizeable group of dedicated newcomers. I can’t wait to see where the band takes them… and where they will take the band!

- Brendan Duffy ‘17


Section Shenanigans

Alumni Relations

trumpetsThe Trumpets welcomed an astounding number of new members to replenish our ranks, which severely dwindled after the class of ’16 said their goodbyes. We have sounded fantastic in each and every one of our shows, blasting out Malagueña, España, and Power (Oh!). We got to play on the field of the Buffalo Bills where the wind stole hats and music, but not our spirit! Special thanks to the alumni for all they do for the trumpet section on away trips! We had the joy of watching our fellow trumpet compatriots Bethany Angeliu and Jeff Van lookin’ snazzy by the ladder as Head Manager and Field Manager respectively. Great job guys! But we need your horns back on the field! Special thanks to Mary Amper and the rest of Showcomm for all their hard work with the shows this year! Off the field, we had a great time making our own, puffy, giant, slightly undercooked, but delicious pizzas, watching some great movies and playing lots of games, both video, and board! Can’t wait to be back next season for more! Stay hairy my friends.


clarinetsThe Clarinets have been having a fantastic and very busy fall semester! At the end of the summer we welcomed nine outstanding new freshmen who fit with our unique brand of craziness. This semester, in addition to the usual trips, we traveled to Buffalo to perform at a Bills game which was an incredible experience. We started the season strong by continuing our scavenger hunt winning streak. We added a new dance move in Everybody’s Everything and continue to rock the old ones. We’re enjoying the frequency with which our alumni come back to visit as well as continuing to see alumni still in town for grad school. It’s been an amazing year – thanks to all past and present section members for making it so incredible!



hornsThe Big Red Horns are still going strong as the smallest but mightiest section in the BRMB! Between performing for the Buffalo Bills game and marching at the Sy Katz parade in New York City, we’ve had a fun and eventful marching season. We’ve also had the pleasure of welcoming three of our section members’ pets into the horn family as unofficial mascots: Shark the bunny, and guinea pigs Davy and Schaefer! As the season draws to a close, we’re excited to see what the new year will hold for the only real 8-mile-wide section in the Ivy League.


tubaThe Tubae have had fantastic semester! First off, we came, we saw and we collected some paper! 7000 sheets! After a tense season, Rank Hammer snatched the inaugural ultimate frisbee title from Rank Sickle! We’re also very happy to welcome our new freshman, Zach Brothers, to the only ugliest section in the Ivy League!


flutes-editedThe Big Red Flutes have a lot going on this semester! We welcomed 18 new members to marching band and pep band this fall. We continued our traditions of flute-ups, flute naps, and chopsticks, and even created some new traditions (ask us about taco-ing). We’ve had a semester full of rain and shenanigans, but the flutes haven’t let that keep us down! We’ve managed to put four difficult shows together on the field, and we’ve never sounded better (seriously, you can hear us now). The season finished strong and we eagerly look forward to gearing up for next season! Congratulations to our seniors for completing their last marching season, and good luck on figuring out the real world!


bones-editedDa Bones have had an action-packed semester! We picked up seven new freshmen and one transfer sophomore! Grand Bonecoming went really well and we enjoyed seeing many of our alums back on the slope. This semester included some classic traditions like Night of the Unknown Bone and Hawaii Five-O, and we added to our bone restaurant repertoire by trying Pizza and Bones in Dryden. We’re currently working on adding new songs to the bone cheers folder and we can’t wait for Bone Caroling!


saxesThe Saxes are on a bit a killing spree right now (we’re playing Sax Assassins.) This year the game involves temporary partners, prisoners’ dilemmas, and lots of hidden secrets! (If any saxes see this, tell Brian “it’s not all black and white.”) Aside from that, the Big Red Saxes having been arranging and trying out new sax cheers. We’re also arranging ourselves into some new shapes: namely, sax colosseums!


guardThe Guard has had a fantastic season this fall. We welcomed three freshman guard babies and adopted two IC seniors into our ranks. Thanks to everyone’s hard work, we’ve never looked better as we show off our new show silks and our brand-spanking-new rifles! This year, we moonwalked our way into the hearts of every bandie during the 80s show, than accidentally fell in love with Becca Rodell ’19′s solo in the Shrek show. Though we couldn’t spend the semester in Spain, the rifle line led by Suzannah Bretz ’16 in our third show brought us pretty close. Our Hipster show featured several new guard moves (cough drop… you’ve probably never heard of it) and was a great way to end the season. Shout outs to our graduating seniors: Odile Maurelli ’17, Suzannah Bretz ’17, Amanda Morrison ’17, Laura Young IC ’17, and Ellie Holleran IC ’17!


As usual, the drumline is too cool to be in BandNotes!



Freshman and Senior Perspectives

Alumni Relations

Freshman Perspective

'20 Freshman Clarinets

’20 Freshman Clarinets

When I packed for Cornell I brought my instrument with me but I only had intentions of joining a low-commitment music group where I could still be active with clarinet. I didn’t want to take too much time of my time up with activities. I didn’t participate in a big marching band in high school, and could’t really see myself doing it in college either. I never dreamed I would join the Big Red Marching Band, or more importantly, would join the group of people that have made me the most happy since I arrived on campus.

On move-in day, I decided to show up for marching band “auditions” and it was probably the best decision I have made since choosing to attend Cornell. I was greeted with a huge “Join Band Natalie Parker” poster. I didn’t know any of the people but they all knew who I was and were super excited to see me there! Their happiness was contagious and I had a great day meeting all of the band upperclassmen who I soon realized I would be spending 3 nights a week and my weekends with.

My band experience only went uphill from there. I had an amazing First Night and met so many new people as we stayed up late making jokes and sitting around playing card games. Once practices started, I made a ton of friends. I was so happy to be meeting people so early in the year; it was amazing find such a great group right at the start. Now I always look forward to practices where I can see everyone together.

A huge part of the reason I love Cornell so much is because of the amazing band and the positive people in it. I feel like I have a band family. Everyone is so welcoming. I have made so many great friendships through band and have met people who I know I will stay close to for the rest of my time at Cornell.  I love my fellow bandies and could not have asked for a better group of people to spend my time here with. I look forward to many more great times and can’t wait for all of the memories to come.

Natalie Parker ‘20

Senior Perspective: Two and Through

amanda-seniorFor me, being a part of the band was a relatively short journey. After just two semesters, I was already a band alumna. As a China and Asia-Pacific Studies major I spent my junior and senior falls away from campus in Washington D.C. and Beijing, respectively, and thus had to say goodbye to marching band…but the band never left me.

Freshman year (2013) I walked up to the Fischell Band Center (no ‘old’ band room for us) and indecisively inquired about joining band. I didn’t know if I should continue playing clarinet or saxophone but in the end I chose the saxophone because 1. duh, and 2. my clarinet was too nice to be exposed to the elements. It was the best decision I made in my college career.

The Big Red Marching Band has always given me a sense of belonging despite feeling like that small fish in a big sea. I’ve met some great people. I’ve had some great moments. I will cherish these people and moments for the rest of my life. Even though I am a senior who really only participated in band for a two years, I feel as close to it as ever and I hope that future generations of Cornellians get to share a similar experience whether they are in marching band for one year or four.

Because the Cornell Big Red Marching Band is more than a marching band and more than a student organization, it really is a family.

Amanda Williams ‘17

Reunion Recap

Alumni Relations

Dr. Henry Heimlich, former BRMB drum major, conducting the band:

Over one hundred alumni and family members took refuge from the rain at the BRB reunion luncheon in Fischell Band Center. It was a blast – we’re so glad so many bandies could make it back to the hill!

Homecoming 2016 Information

Alumni Relations

Looking for the band’s full itinerary for Homecoming weekend? Click here!

Hey Alumni!

Are you ready for another great Homecoming with the only REAL Marching Band in the Ivy League? If you’ll be joining us don’t forget to fill out this RSVP survey and read on for a preview of the weekend! The band’s full itinerary can be viewed by following the link at the top of this page. As always, please get in touch with any questions or concerns.

Friday, September 23rd

  • 4:00 PM: Annual Big Red Bands Alumni Association meeting: Join us in the Yale-Princeton room of the Statler hotel; please email BRBAA chair Lowell Frank at if you have questions or topics you’d like discussed. Appetizers will be served at the meeting and we will adjourn to the Regent Lounge afterwards.

Saturday, September 24th

  • 10:30 AM: Rehearsal on Alumni Field: Join us as we rehearse this year’s Homecoming song “Power.” Instruments and music folders can be picked up at the Fischell Band Center.
  • 11:30 AM: Alumni tailgate and luncheon at the Fischell Band Center
  • 2:00 PM: Tailgate concert at Kite Hill
  • 3:00 PM: Kickoff
  • 6:00 PM: Post-game concert and reception at Fischell Band Center

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the hill!

All the best,

Kristen Rose Baxter ‘18

Odalis Fores ‘19

BRB: Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Alumni Relations

Marching Band Fall Schedule:

Our schedule is as follows:

September 24th: Homecoming! vs Yale

October 8th: Away @ Harvard (with an appearance at Quincy Market)

October 15th: Home vs Sacred Heart

October 22nd: Away @ Brown

October 29th: Home vs Princeton

November 5th: Home vs Dartmouth

November 12th: Away @ Columbia

November 19th: Home vs Penn (SUCKS)

Please email Adam Drenkard ( if you plan to attend an away game and you do not live near the home team.

MSG Information:

If you want to attend the annual Cornell Men’s Ice Hockey game at Madison Square Garden this year, read on!

This year’s game is on Saturday, November 26th at 8:00 pm versus the University of New Hampshire. Tickets will be $29, available in either Section 219 (barstools behind the Band) or the first few rows of Section 220 (to the side of the Band).

If you would like a ticket, please contact Emily ( or Steve ( by September 1st with the following information:

Ticket quantity (can include definites and maybes)

Section seating preference

Phone number

Big Red Bands Preliminary Honor Roll (July 1, 2015 – June 15, 2016)

Alumni Relations

Hi Alumni!

Below is a list of former band members, parents and friends who have already made a gift this fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) to our current annual fund (this does not include gifts to program endowment or other funds). We’ll keep you apprised of our progress and print a final honor roll after June 30, thanking everyone who provided financial support this year. If you have not yet made a gift, we invite you click on the following link, which will allow you to make your gift online using a credit card.

Thank you to all those who have already made a gift.

If it is easier to make a gift by check, you may send checks made payable to Cornell University (with Big Red Bands on the memo line) to the following address:

Cornell University

PO Box 25842

Lehigh Valley PA 18003-9694


Your financial support helps provide vital resources that strengthen the Big Red Bands in ways that are both immediate and lasting. On behalf of the Big Red Bands, thank you for your ongoing support.

Brian P. Adelman ’09
Shayna G. Adelman ’10
James H. Agle ’65
Patricia A. Agle
Carmen N. Aguilar
John R. Ahlfeld ’63
Glenn E. Ajmo
Eileen P. Albanese
Joseph Albanese
Steven K. Albanese ’14
Patricia M. Alber-Brueckman ’81
David J. Albert ’54
Lawrence J. Alden ’82
Vicki Alexander ’10
Michael P. Allard ’99
R. D. Alling ’90
Sally H. Alling ’89
Shanelle Alston ’99
Robert E. Ambrose ’59
Mark H. Anbinder ’89
William H. Andersen III ’93
David C. Andrews ’94
Chelsea Angel ’14
Rebecca Angelicola
Natalie Angier
Alumni Anonymous
Kerrin M. Antonsson ’87
Stefan Antonsson
Praveen Anumolu ’01
Julien M. Armstrong ’14
Laura J. Armstrong ’98
Marci B. Arnold ’89
Mark B. Arnold ’88
J. R. Arredondo ’05
Charles A. Ashe ’69
Max S. Aubain ’07
Michael J. Baccoli ’88
Victoria N. Ball ’05
David S. Ballantine
Joshua D. Balog ’99
Christine E. Banks ’03
Thomas J. Barbieri
Michael S. Barclay ’90
Anne F. Baretz ’86
William Baretz
Graham E. Bastian ’16
Jill S. Baxter ’91
Thomas A. Baxter ’88
Alice E. Beattie ’09
Kelly C. Berger ’00
Matthew S. Berger ’00
Margaret Beringer ’59
Robert A. Beringer ’58
Gregory H. Berman ’12
Lori B. Berman
Carolyn S. Bichoupan
Robert E. Bichoupan ’88
Stacy L. Biddlecomb ’10
Nicholas J. Biebel ’14
Ralph O. Bischof ’80
Sheila M. Bjornstad ’87
Joshua H. Blackler ’01
David J. Bolduc ’94
Patricia M. Bolduc ’96
Alfred B. Bonds III ’68
Kevin D. Boyd ’11
Linda J. Bracht
Philip J. Bracht ’78
Michael T. Brancato ’11
Janine Brandner
Richard L. Bretz
Stacey L. Bretz ’89
Suzannah P. Bretz ’17
Debra J. Brewster
John D. Brewster Jr. ’75
Carly M. Britton ’13
Iona K. Brockie ’14
Justin M. Brockie
Michele E. Brockie
Elizabeth F. Brown ’02
Philip M. Brown ’16
John C. Brueckman III ’78
Deborah S. Bueling ’88
Christine M. Buffinton ’76
Julia A. Buffinton ’14
Keith W. Buffinton
Shannon G. Bulloch ’07
Heather S. Burns ’97
Lorraine F. Burns ’94
Patrick B. Burns ’93
Bradford Butman ’69
Katherine Callaghan ’14
John C. Campbell ’87
Paul J. Canchester
Paula W. Canchester
Austin H. Cantor ’64
Matthew F. Carberry
Peter V. Carls ’88
Megan N. Carpenter ’15
Jane Cashman
Paul M. Cashman ’73
Christopher Cassidy ’73
Sharon O. Cassidy ’77
Maren M. Caulfield ’08
Matthew F. Caulfield ’08
Edward L. Chan ’80
Shelley Chan ’80
Richard Chang
Mark P. Charlton ’74
Robin R. Charlton ’74
Sandra A. Cheever ’02
Tian Chen ’07
Damon W. Chu ’81
Ralph J. Ciotti Jr. ’95
Elliot A. Clark ’77
Alexandra M. Clinton ’96
Deborah A. Cluff ’85
Timothy A. Coda ’16
Brian R. Cody ’00
Ilyse Cody ’02
Michael E. Coe ’85
Sheila S. Collins ’76
Christian Compton ’14
Kristen L. Conrad ’90
Ann K. Corsi ’91
Rose M. Crowell ’10
Jason A. Damsker ’93
Sharon Damsker
Michael A. Darrow ’83
Blake Dauphinais ’16
Elizabeth M. Davies ’07
Jennifer A. Davis ’12
Debby M. De Jong ’82
Benito De Leon
Elizabeth A. Dellers ’79
Diane R. DeMers
Kenneth M. Deschere ’71
Regina Deschere
Sharon L. Detzer ’88
Scott A. DeVries ’13
Lauren M. Dicristofaro ’10
Nancy A. DiMartino ’75
Steven Dippolito
Andrew B. Distler ’15
Jeffrey E. Doane ’70
Robert J. Dolan ’89
Caroline Dougherty ’12
Chika A. Dow M. D. ’91
William H. Dow ’91
Kenneth H. Downing ’67
Barbara E. Downs ’72
Robert C. Downs Jr. ’71
Adam F. Drenkard ’11
Diane Drenkard ’80
Hans Drenkard ’81
Shelley J. Dropkin ’85
Angeline R. Duane ’94
Gerald F. Dulin ’57
Nancy L. Dytman
Jeanine L. Eichhorn
William A. Eichhorn III
Lawrence E. Eisen ’66
Marsha S. Eisen ’67
Charles J. Eldredge ’77
Debra M. Eldredge ’76
Laura M. Ely ’96
Jason R. Endriss ’08
Howard D. Epstein
M. Jane Epstein ’77
Robert Esnard
Angie K. Estevez Prada ’17
Jean S. Euker Rigden ’70
Professor Beverly J. Evans ’74
Mary J. Everett ’66
Robert C. Everett ’65
Christina M. Faber ’84
Glen S. Faber ’84
Celeste M. Falcon ’11
Barb L. Fallon ’11
Peggy Fandrich
Henry E. Farber ’78
Rachel A. Faust ’16
David S. Feigin ’66
Mike E. Feigin ’02
Jeffrey Scott Feld Esq.
Katherine P. Ward Feld Esq.
Ted P. Feury III ’91
Elizabeth W. Fileri ’75
Philip R. Fileri ’74
Beth C. Fine ’88
David R. Fine ’87
David R. Fischell ’75
Erin M. Fischell ’10
Jennifer E. Fischell ’13
Sarah T. Fischell ’78
Sam A. Fladung ’08
John Flanagan
Allison Fleck ’13
Elizabeth A. Fleming ’00
Richard L. Fleming ’66
Kevin H. Foster ’07
Eric P. Frackleton ’08
Lowell H. Frank ’99
Samantha K. Frank ’96
Jonathan F. Freidin ’80
Lynnette F. Freidin
William A. Friedman ’60
Carrie G. Friend ’90
Stephen M. Galdi ’16
Jeffrey Ganeles ’79
Richard R. Gans ’80
Sheila G. Garcia ’13
Gerald M. Gauland ’60
Judith Gauland
Juanita Geathers
Robert E. Geise ’84
Susan J. Gellert
Margaret D. Gentsch
Nicole Gerbe ’95
Marc A. Gerber ’62
Steven J. Gerber ’85
Mitchell S. Gershonowitz ’78
Peter M. Gilman ’71
Susan C. Gilman
Carol H. Gilmour ’82
Cynthia C. Gilmour ’80
James B. Gilmour ’80
John E. Gilmour ’85
Sarah M. Gilmour ’87
Thomas A. Gilmour ’79
Cameron I. Glass ’13
Zachary A. Glass ’09
Richard A. Glassco ’76
Daniel D. Gleitman ’83
Jordan M. Gless ’16
Rachel D. Goldstein ’03
Teresa M. Gonzalez Katz
Francisco M. Gonzalez
Francisco M. Gonzalez ’14
Martha P. Gonzalez ’86
Natalie A. Gonzalez ’14
Andrew P. Goode ’88
Carol R. Goodman
Daniel C. Goodman
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Reunion 2016

Alumni Relations

Hi Alumni!

At every game, parade, and concert, the Big Red Bands strive to connect with alumni and remind you that you will always have a home on the hill with us. If you’re coming back to Ithaca for Reunion this year, come out and spend some time with the bands! Here’s what we have planned for you:

Thursday, June 9th: Performance at the Class of 1966 Dinner

You’re welcome to come play with the Big Red Pep Band for a short performance at the ’66 Dinner. If you’re interested in playing with us, please be sure to fill out the RSVP survey at the end of this post so we can provide instruments and music as needed. We’ll be meeting at the Fischell Band Center (141 Kite Hill Drive) at 6 pm to warm up and walk over.

Saturday, June 11th: Big Red Bands Reunion Luncheon

Food! Friends! Come hang out at the only REAL reunion luncheon in the Ivy League. Join us at the Fischell Band Center (141 Kite Hill Drive) from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided. Again, please RSVP using the survey at the end of this post.

Saturday, June 11th: Performance at the Fun in the Sun Festival

The Marching Band will be making an appearance on the Arts Quad! The Fun in the Sun Festival is a family-friendly event running from 1:30-3:30 featuring Cornell Outdoor Education, Cornell Dairy, and the Cornell Raptors. Come watch us play at the end of the festival; we’ll get there at 3:00.

To RSVP to these events, please fill out this form! We’d love to see you there.

Giving Day 2016: #remembertheband

Alumni Relations

Your support is critical for the continued success of the Big Red Bands. The phonathon was a great success; we raised over $31,619 for the Bands in two evenings of calling!  As you know, Big Red Band Alumni are incredibly loyal, and your generosity has allowed the Bands to maintain a consistent level of performance.  Last year, however, allowed us to look forward, with 2014-2015 annual gifts topping $100,000 for the first time ever.  This was in large part due to Giving Day, which allowed us to shatter our previous record gift total by over $25,000.

What is Giving Day?  It’s an opportunity to share stories, memories, and pictures with all your friends and fellow Band alumni.  It’s a chance to reminisce via social media at your desk, in your home, or wherever you may be, and raise some much needed gifts for the Bands at the same time.  The response to all the posts last year was overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to an even stronger alumni presence this time around!  Furthermore, we have even more to gain – there will be matching funds available throughout the day for the organization with the highest number of participants.  Reach out to your friends and plan on sharing some memories – it really is the participation that counts!  If you have some pictures and/or stories you’d like to share to the whole crowd, please email them to our Alumni Association Chair, Lowell Frank ’99, ’03, and they’ll go out on our Facebook and Twitter feeds throughout the day.  Lowell can be reached at

The second-ever Giving Day will begin at 12:00 AM on Tuesday April 19th and last for 24 hours; if you will be making a gift to Cornell that day, please #remembertheband and allocate your donation to the Bands. To do so, select “Athletics” and write “Big Red Bands.” Be sure to check out our social media pages – we’ve gone through photo albums and archives to find some iconic band pictures and will be posting them throughout the day.

To celebrate, we will be streaming a concert live from Fischell Band Center! Be sure to tune in on the 19th at 7:30 P.M. and hear the Big Red Marching Band and the Big Red Pep Band play your favorite tunes. Instructions on how to watch will be coming soon in an email.

Thank you again for your continued support!


Kristen Rose Baxter ‘18 and Odalis Flores ‘19


Headstrong, and Managing Both Old and New: Spring 2016

Alumni Relations

BethanyHey Band!

I’m Bethany Angeliu, and I’m proud to say that I will be Head Manager of the only REAL Marching Band in the Ivy League for 2016! These last two years I’ve been a member of the Trumpet section with a claim to fame of maintaining a special tradition at Columbia games. I’m studying Industrial and Labor Relations, but with all the time I spend between the Bands I sometimes feel like I could minor in Music! I’m excited to give my energy to organizing everything in store for the Band this year.

On Monday, March 7th we were saddened to learn about the passing of President Elizabeth Garrett. The Band appeared at a candlelight vigil the next evening, where a member of the Band spoke of President Garrett’s support of the Band and Cornell spirit, and we performed the Alma Mater, Chimes, and Evening Song to honor her memory. In the words of Michaela Olson ’16, “Beth is in every note and every melody and every song that the band plays to bring spirit and celebration to Cornell University. We are not only wishing her farewell, but inviting her to stay with us and inspire us as we work to making her vision a reality.”

Our spring season began with an exciting NEW event: we performed in the Horseheads, NY St. Patrick’s Day Parade! It was great to don our uniforms and represent Cornell in the greater community. We also helped kick off the 91st annual Hotel Ezra Cornell conference by taking Statler Hall by storm between classes. You’d think the Hotelies would be used to it by now…

Coming up later this month, we are excited to announce that the Band will be performing again for Giving Day on April 19th! After last year’s success, we’ll be on the live broadcast again performing from the Fischell Band Center. Be sure to tune in to the broadcast that evening to watch.

Aside from our preparations (already!) for the Fall season, April is bringing us many opportunities to play. Once again we will parade for prefrosh at Cornell Days and perform at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. We’re also participating in Cornell’s Bring Your Child to Work Day with an educational session for 8-12 year-olds – after all, you’re never too young to get excited about band! We’re also looking into our Bandsmen getting involved with Therapy Thru Music at retirement homes in the immediate Ithaca area.

Our much-anticipated Spring Concert is currently scheduled for April 23rd, this year on the newly renovated Commons in Downtown Ithaca! We’re hoping for clear skies and warm temperatures, which is looking more and more likely as the semester goes on.

Well, it might not be the Sesquicentennial anymore but the Band will still be an active presence on and around campus. I’m already looking forward to Homecoming (our first game!) and our trips to Harvard, Brown, and Columbia in the fall. We’re hoping to see you then if not sooner!  And I’m excited to serve in a new way for the Big Red Marching Band this year.

Bethany Angeliu ‘18