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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

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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
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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
Robert E. Graves ’65
Valisha Graves ’85
George D. Greenberg ’65
Leora R. Greene ’87
Susan Green-Spector ’76
Morgan E. Grey ’02
Daniel Y. Gu ’11
Nicole N. Gupte ’01
Salil A. Gupte ’01
Sarah E. Gurney ’10
Gordon C. Gustafson ’17
Richard N. Hagelberg ’69
Constance C. Haggard ’58
Richard A. Haggard ’58
Kris Hallden ’89
Alfred C. Hamilton III ’74
Ted Hammond
Katie M. Hamren ’11
Stephen O. Hand ’65
Daniel J. Hanggi ’16
Katherine V. Hanley ’04
Michael J. Hanson ’01
Susan S. Hanson ’01
John T. Haran III ’99
Melissa A. Harbert ’15
Robert E. Hardy ’85
Dana E. Harris ’66
James J. Healy ’06
Jeffrey A. Hedin ’73
Betta E. Hedlund ’62
James H. Hedlund ’63
Robert E. Hedman ’85
Warren H. Heilbronner ’54
Edward E. Heit ’71
William Hernandez ’19
Jeffrey Hersh
Henry D. Heslop ’74
Mary C. Hess ’69
Eric M. Heumann ’08
Donell Andre Hicks Esq. ’97
Edgar J. Higgins III ’06
C. D. Himmelblau ’71
John H. Hinnefeld ’11
Carly B. Hirsh ’07
Daniel R. Hodash ’13
Abby S. Hollander ’82
Evan J. Holmes ’15
Elaine Hom
Harry L. Hood ’66
Laurel M. Hotchkiss
Robert E. Hotchkiss Jr.
Jean Y. Huang ’99
Joseph M. Huber ’89
Megan K. Huber ’89
Erik L. Hugel ’09
Gregory J. Hulett
Karen G. Hulett
Shelby Hulett ’14
E. C. Hunt ’58
Michael J. Hurd ’11
Donna W. Hurley ’58
James R. Hurley ’57
Jason S. Hutzler ’16
Jonathan A. Hyde M. D. ’88
Judith C. Hyde
James F. Hyla ’67
Sharon Hyla
Lisa Iadevaia
Michael C. Iadevaia ’16
Michael J. Iadevaia
Emily L. Isenstein ’16
Monica L. Jackman ’10
Thomas C. Jackson ’12
Paul C. James ’56
Nicholas Sebastian Janiga Esq. ’00
Don L. Jarvis Jr.
Marina L. Jarvis
Catherine V. Jerrard ’80
Dana E. Jerrard ’80
Donald Leo Jewett Ph. D. ’50
Christopher P. John ’08
Sara P. John ’07
Christie P. Johnson ’91
Gregory L. Johnson ’90
Helen Johnson ’48
Robert L. Johnson ’47
Robyn L. Johnson ’13
Sarah N. Johnson ’11
Anne A. Jorstad ’05
Rachel S. Joseph ’17
Carol Juran
Donald R. Juran ’62
Edward L. Kabelac ’67
Linda P. Kabelac ’69
Paige Michelle Kalika D.O. ’00
Henry G. Kammerer ’57
Jessica L. Kane ’12
Julie K. Karp ’02
Lawrence B. Katz
Jeannine Kazacos
David M. Kelly ’14
Scott Kelly ’02
Marcia D. Kerchner
Robert M. Kerchner ’66
Linda Klei ’86
Amy B. Klein ’80
Marshall D. Kohen ’90
Michael J. Kokola ’79
Sanjeev K. Kolli ’16
Carol Komorowski
Paul Komorowski
Heather J. Kopleff ’01
Steven C. Kopleff ’01
Michelle R. Krukas ’05
Joshua T. Krupnick ’00
Donald L. Kuehne ’73
Marek A. Kwasnica ’16
Stacey M. La Follette ’93
Marisa LaFalce ’96
Tom P. LaFalce Jr. ’94
Susie Lai ’11
Janette Lamb
Nicholas G. Lamson ’14
Edward C. Landau ’69
Heidi E. Lane ’85
Christopher J. Lapinski ’19
John C. Lapinski
Karen A. Lapinski
Daniel Laplaca ’96
Stefanie M. Lash ’15
Bruce D. Lauterwasser
Karen V. Lauterwasser ’76
David J. Ledina ’91
Pia C. Ledina ’91
Brian Lefsky ’80
Robert M. Levine ’12
Neil A. Lewis ’13
Bernard J. Lint ’75
Margaret A. Lisansky ’84
Jonathan A. Logan ’94
John W. Long ’56
Malinda S. Lovic ’01
James Lowery
Fuxi Lu ’12
Rebecca H. Lubrano ’08
Anne E. Lupica Esq.
Joseph R. Lupica Esq. ’76
John E. Lutz ’64
Michael J. Maas ’04
Theresa R. Maas ’04
John C. Maclay II ’57
Christian T. Madera ’10
Elizabeth J. Mailhot ’82
Lauren M. Maistros ’10
Richard A. Majors ’94
John H. Maltby ’56
Christopher P. Mancuso ’13
Robert M. Mandelbaum ’81
Robert M. Mandzi ’76
Lauren M. Mangano ’11
Stacie M. Manuel
Carolyn L. Margolin ’01
Carol Marks
Richard H. Marks ’67
Roger C. Marquart ’67
D. R. Martin ’88
Deborah B. Martin ’88
Elizabeth J. Martinson ’17
Jeremy J. Martinson
Barbara A. Maskin
Carolyn R. Maskin ’16
David E. Maskin
Anne M. Mattice-Strauch ’00
Anita A. Mbogoni ’15
Mark R. McCarthy ’86
Reneta H. McCarthy ’84
Donald McCullough ’12
Elizabeth M. McDonald ’13
Kimberly A. McMunn ’98
Erin B. Mcneilly ’03
Liese N. Meier ’99
Margret L. Mellon ’99
Brock J. Mendoza ’14
Gennesis Meza ’15
Kevin J. Milian ’15
Emily E. Miller ’16
Marcia Miller
Michael J. Miller ’19
Robert S. Miller ’61
William M. Milne ’14
Tovah A. Minster ’01
John W. Monroe ’66
Margaret W. Monroe
Kathleen N. Moore ’16
Anita W. Morrison ’57
Richard E. Morrison ’60
Robert L. Morrison ’56
David J. Mortlock ’01
J. D. Moylan ’50
Christine A. Muccianti ’14
Dana F. Muir-Preston ’07
Evie Murphy ’16
William J. Murphy
Thomas N. Murray Jr. ’91
Judy E. Nathan ’80
Erin M. Nemoyer ’02
Jennifer F. Newman ’09
John H. Nicholas ’82
Jose M. Nieves ’84
Barry C. Nocks ’69
Ella Nonni ’16
Bonnie L. Norton ’81
Kelly L. O’Donnell ’04
Michael W. Oleske ’11
Reid J. Oliver ’74
Brianna B. Olson ’07
James R. Olson
Karen B. Olson
Michaela C. Olson ’16
Nathaniel A. Olson ’05
Christopher M. Orelup M. D. ’98
Elizabeth C. Orelup ’96
Natalie C. O’Toole ’16
John F. Ourada
Michael L. Owens ’00
Susan E. Owens ’02
Alma A. Padilla ’05
Kevin J. Palm ’16
Matthew A. Palumbo ’83
Albert G. Parrish
Vicki E. Parrish
Donald L. Partridge ’73
Ronald E. Paryl Jr. ’00
Alexander W. Pascover Esq. ’95
Katherine J. Pascover ’95
Thomas H. Pasniewski ’98
Ellen K. Patridge ’15
Patricia S. Patridge
Gregory F. Paul ’92
Nika Pcsolyar ’11
Wendy E. Peiffer ’85
Jennifer S. Pelletier ’01
Stuart Pergament ’87
Duncan G. Perry ’84
Heidi C. Perry ’87
Stephen E. Pert ’81
Arthur S. Pesner ’85
Gail F. Pesner ’85
Scott J. Pesner ’87
Barbara A. Peterson ’75
Glenn A. Peterson ’75
Kari L. Peterson
Raymond C. Phillips ’53
Donald E. Phykitt ’81
Christine Diane Piatko Ph. D.
Jennifer A. Pierson ’95
William W. Pinchbeck ’54
Elizabeth H. Pomper ’98
Zachary J. Post ’16
Chad A. Potocky ’02
Rosemarie F. Potocky ’06
Sergio M. Preciado ’17
Kyle J. Preston ’06
Kaiya L. Provost ’14
Qin Qi ’13
Jeanne Quain
William J. Quain ’74
Joyce S. Quirk ’82
Preston H. Quirk ’81
Jennifer L. Radi Greenberg ’01
Christine M. Radi ’78
Steven A. Radi ’77
Niranjan Ravi ’18
Lynne E. Raymond Martin ’87
Michael D. Reading ’91
Patricia A. Reeder ’04
Claudia G. Regen-Johnston ’87
Donald P. Regula Sr. ’51
Joshua D. Reichler ’16
Theresa A. Reiser ’85
Edward B. Reiss ’69
Jessica D. Reno ’13
Wallace M. Rich ’51
Anne E. Richards
Carolyn R. Richards ’10
Stephanie J. Richmond ’11
Scott R. Rigden ’69
Peter E. Rinehart ’02
Brian J. Roberts ’09
Daniel Rocio ’11
Christopher N. Rodger
Jeanne V. Rodman-murphy
Allison A. Rodriguez ’05
David A. Rolnick ’76
Justin G. Rosen ’08
Morton Rosen
Pamela J. Rosenbaum ’09
Frederick M. Rosevear ’64
Joyce Y. Rosevear ’65
David M. Roshkind ’72
Corinna N. Ross ’97
David L. Ross ’73
Laurie E. Ross
Patricia M. Ross ’72
Robert B. Ross ’81
Thana C. Ross ’82
Harvey J. Rothschild III ’63
Lewis C. Rubenstein ’52
Joshua H. Rubin
Tobe L. Rubin ’88
Kevin L. Rugg Ph. D. ’91
Franklin T. Russell ’58
Heidi E. Russell ’87
David M. Russo ’89
Denise B. Russo ’91
JoDee A. Russo ’75
Lauren A. Russo ’18
William A. Russo ’71
Daniel T. Saha ’99
Sandra V. Saha ’99
Peter A. Salinger ’66
Ruth D. Salinger ’67
Joseph P. Salsbury ’99
Kimberly A. Salsbury ’02
Margaret I. Salsbury ’01
Daniel Saltzberg ’03
Robert R. Saltzman ’75
David J. Samuels ’07
Lawrence S. Sandler ’72
Diane M. Sassano ’88
Frank M. Sassano
Brian V. Scaramella ’18
Ralph A. Scaramella
Roberta R. Scaramella
Julie P. Schatz ’91
Matthew H. Schatz ’90
John Schiefelbein
Patrick B. Schmalz ’82
James H. Schoonmaker ’74
Martha A. Schoonmaker
Kristen E. Schroeder ’00
Warren C. Sears ’15
Thomas J. Seery ’09
Michael A. Seidman ’00
Alexander H. Settle ’16
Eric L. Settle
Robin M. Settle
Shaun A. Seymour ’56
Katherine S. Shaw ’16
Daphne M. Shen ’16
Jeffrey I. Silberzweig
Stacey N. Silberzweig ’87
Caroline W. Silver ’87
Jeffrey M. Silver ’86
Jordan A. Silver ’16
Jonathan L. Silverman ’66
Judith Silverman ’67
Robert A. Silverman ’60
Toby J. Silverman ’60
Shana C. Silverstein ’95
James M. Simmen ’49
Benjamin D. Siper ’17
Kirsten E. Sittler ’96
Catherine M. Smith ’94
Daniel S. Smith ’01
Eric B. Smith ’94
Glen D. Snell Jr. ’65
Julie A. Snyder
Michael D. Snyder ’85
Elizabeth K. Solazzo ’79
Richard M. Solazzo ’79
John W. Solomon ’66
Aaron P. Sommers ’06
David D. Speck ’75
Donald M. Spector ’76
Donald W. Spencer ’59
Alexis L. Stambaugh ’05
Erinn G. Stark ’90
Kevin C. Stark ’91
Frederick A. Stearns ’88
Michelle D. Stearns ’89
Howard S. Stein ’91
Philip A. Stein ’73
Michael C. Steinfeld ’03
Natasha M. Steinhall ’14
John R. Stewart Jr. ’72
Karen E. Stewart ’85
Angela S. Stiefbold ’91
Mark A. Stiefbold ’91
William G. Stoops Jr. ’57
Alec V. Story ’12
Michael W. Stratemeier ’95
Warren J. Strauss ’90
Joel A. Strom ’65
Christine W. Stuhlmiller ’93
David F. Stuhlmiller M. D. ’92
Carl F. Sutter ’85
Wendy K. Swenson ’80
Christine M. Swoboda ’10
Kristi L. Swope ’85
Jessie G. Taft ’12
Darcy E. Telenko ’99
Julie A. Tette ’97
Gary E. Thompson ’81
William E. Toffey ’72
Michael N. Tomaine ’12
Elizabeth M. Troyer ’11
Michelle Tuorto-Collins ’98
David R. Udelson ’18
John M. Van Gelder ’87
Nicole E. Wagner ’94
Stephen G. Wagner ’68
Diana L. Wainrib ’77
Curtis M. Walborn ’76
Kathryn B. Wallace ’97
Scott M. Wallace ’97
Venna Wang ’16
Judith M. Warmingham
Catherine R. Wawro
Katie Wawro
Lora A. Weekly ’04
Robert T. Weekly ’03
Julia L. Weiden ’10
Diane D. Weidman ’87
Eric R. Weidman M. D.
Jeffrey T. Weintraub ’91
Robyn S. Weintraub ’91
Rick Weiss ’75
Mark D. Welch ’13
Thomas G. Wells ’72
David Weng ’13
Gregory R. Werker ’98
Ryan R. Westover ’13
Theodore C. White ’78
Anna M. Wideska ’14
Angela M. Widom
Louis P. Widom ’16
Ross F. Widom ’15
Russell L. Widom Ph. D. ’83
David A. Wilcox Jr. ’79
John A. Wilkens ’69
Fred A. Williams ’50
Heather A. Williams ’11
Linda T. Winter
Robert R. Winter ’65
Elizabeth K. Winters-Rozema ’97
Lawrence E. Witmer ’57
Johanna H. Wolfe ’85
Angie K. Wolfgang ’09
Irene S. Wong
Jessica K. Wong ’16
Rachel Y. Wong ’13
Silas Y. Wong
Professor Emeritus John F. Wootton ’51
Joyce A. Wootton
Amy S. Yam ’92
Kevin K. Yam ’91
Michelle R. Yanda ’15
Joseph Youn ’91
Mary Sue Youn ’94
Steven B. Zimmerman ’75
Howard S. Zwiefel III ’69

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


Toto, We’re Not in Texas Anymore: ‘Howdy!’ from the 2016 Drum Major

Alumni Relations


Howdy, everybody! My name is Sergio Manuel Preciado (but please, call me “Serge”), and I’m the 2016 Drum Major. I’m a pre-med junior in CALS, majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular and Cell Biology. Before I switched to the arms, I played Alto Sax during the past three seasons and dabbled in Tenor Sax in the Pep Band. I was also a member of the show committee in 2014 and served as equipment chair and Saxophone co-section leader in 2015.  I was raised in McAllen, Texas, where my love of air conditioning, Whataburger, and marching bands began.

Our first event was a solemn one. On March 7th, the band and the Cornell community were shocked to hear of the passing of President Elizabeth Garret. The next day  a candlelight vigil was held on Ho Plaza to commemorate her life. Several Cornellians, including our own Michaela Olson ’16, spoke about Presidents Garret’s impact on the community. The band came together and performed the Alma Mater, Chimes, and Evening Song to close the ceremonies that evening. Although she was only our president for a short time, her enthusiasm for and interactions with the Big Red Bands will not be forgotten.

Following the vigil, our spring “season” started to kick off! We performed at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Horseheads, NY, the first time we’ve done so in recent history. The band paraded down Horseheads’ main street and played Davy, MYOC, and NCFS for the crowd (although some of us may have forgotten to wear green)! At our next event we helped the hotel students stage their annual coup of the Statler Hotel: Hotel Ezra Cornell, or HEC! HEC is a weekend-long event where the hotel students run the Statler Hotel, and we paraded through and concerted in the building to kick off the event. No hotelies were harmed in the making of this event, although we can’t say the same for one particular “Exit” sign.

That’s all I’ve got for now! Hopefully you’ll be seeing us soon, either in-person or digitally (#RememberTheBand)! Expect more updates from us in June, and don’t forget to tip your waitress.

Sergio “Serge” Preciado ’17

Springing Forward with the Pep Band

Alumni Relations

ElizabethHey everyone! My name is Elizabeth Martinson and I’m the Pep Band Manager for 2016. I am a junior history major and have loved band since the first time I visited campus. It has been a fun spring so far and I am grateful for all of the help I have received from Vincent Sheppard ’17 and Jason Hutzler ’16, our conductors. This is Vincent’s second semester in the position so it is safe to say he has been around the block a few times.

This spring we traveled to Clarkson and St. Lawrence, Quinnipiac and Princeton and lastly, Harvard and Dartmouth. The trips went well and the band enjoyed spending time in Boston with our alumni and the Harvard band. We also met a member of the Harvard men’s team who complimented us on our performance on Friday and told us he loved the energy we bring with songs such as Gary Glitter to begin the third period. Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams made it into the playoffs, but the women were unfortunately knocked out in two games by Clarkson, ending a late season winning streak of four games. The men’s games have been a little more rough with our first home win of the semester not coming until game one of the playoff series against Union.

Outside of hockey, we have enjoyed playing at men’s and women’s basketball games and even received some pizza from the women’s team coaches as a thank you. We are looking forward to the start of the lacrosse season. The first games we played at were March 12th against Columbia (women) and University of Virginia (men). As of March 6th, the women were 3-0 on the season, hopefully this trend continues throughout the spring.

We have also been approached to play at the Kendal Retirement Home, near the Ithaca mall, in late April. We will be playing there for an hour and getting to meet some of the residents afterwards. We have had a few new members join us this semester and they have thrown themselves in, coming to all the events they can. Feel free to reach out to me if you are visiting Ithaca and would like to join the band. My email is

–Elizabeth Martinson ‘17

Vincent and Jason: Spring 2016 Pep Band Conductors

Alumni Relations

Hey alumni!

VincentI’m Vincent, a returning conductor this semester!  It’s been such an honor to be re-elected by the band, and we’re on track to make this semester even more productive than the last.  We have just added yet another piece from Student Arrangers’ Day last fall, and I’m so pleased that it is continuing to yield us positive results.

This semester saw the band travelling three times during the regular season, to North Country, Quinnipiac/Princeton, and Harvard/Dartmouth.  The band was spectacular during the North Country trip, easily outcompeting the home teams’ fans in terms of team spirit and general volume.  While Quinnipiac’s rink staff worked very hard to keep both the home and away bands quiet, Princeton was a dream as Hobey Baker Memorial Rink was packed with spirited Cornell alumni.  We worked very well with the Princeton band to keep the energy up in an exciting game for Cornell, breaking a seven game streak of ties or losses.

As hockey and basketball winds down, the band is getting ready to once again brave the outdoors for lacrosse season.  This will be an opportune time to test run some exciting new things before next season.

Vincent Sheppard ‘17


Hi Alumni!IMG_3379 (2)I’m Jason, one of the conductors for the Spring 2016 semester.  This semester has been going great so far, and it looks to continue as we transition from hockey season to lacrosse. The band has been, as always, a fantastic part of the atmosphere every sporting event we have attended this semester. This was especially true in the first round of playoff hockey. The band provided much-needed energy to the Lynah Faithful before overtime against Union, where the Big Red secured a spot in the ECAC quarterfinals.

We’ve been trying a lot of new things this semester, including new songs and cheers like “Brooklyn” and “Uprising.” We are also trying new things in terms of events, playing a concert at Kendal Retirement Community and at a Big Red Baseball game against Harvard on April 2nd.

Being a Big Red Pep Band conductor has really brought a great new experience to my last semester at Cornell, and I’ve been so happy to be able to give back to the band in a new way. Band will be the thing I miss the most as I transition to medical school in Texas, but I’ve been so grateful to be a part of such a spectacular organization.

-Jason Hutzler ‘16

Section Shenanigans

Alumni Relations

TrumpetsThe 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).

Clarinets 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!

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 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!

FlutesThe 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!

SaxesThe 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, 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 moviGuard being pretty as usualng 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!