FACTOID # 18: Alaska spends more money per capita on elementary and secondary education than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Cornell Big Red Marching Band

Cornell Big Red Marching Band is the only traditional marching band (as opposed to a scatter band) in the Ivy League. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A scramble band is a particular type of field-performing marching band with distinct characteristics that set it apart from other common forms of marching bands; most notably, scramble bands do not normally march. ... The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the Northeastern United States. ...

Contents


History

The band was first formed in the 1890's as a part of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. It remained under ROTC jurisdiction until 1948, at which time the band became affiliated with the Cornell Concert Band and the Cornell Repertory Band under the name Cornell Bands. After the BRMB left its military roots, it continued to evolve. Instrumental figures in overseeing these changes included William Campbell, the Director of Bands from 1947 to 1965, and Henry Romersa, Assistant Director and Drillmaster. Also crucial in these "silver age" bands was Nick Krukovsky '65, who for many years was the band's official cameraman/movie editor.


These changes would significantly alter the face of the band almost as much as its split from ROTC. With the admittance of women beginning in 1970, the BRMB became an increasingly social organization, In previous years, the band aspired to be a Big Ten type marching band. However, the band had an extreme reaction to this strict, disciplinarian style and almost succumbed to campus pressure to become a scatter band like the other Ivy League bands. In 1971, the marching band became quite simliar to the scatter bands in appearance, with the drum major uniform changed to a blazer. However, the band eventually returned to its traditional roots, and in 1973, the drum major uniform was resurrected. A scramble band is a particular type of field-performing marching band with distinct characteristics that set it apart from other common forms of marching bands; most notably, scramble bands do not normally march. ...


The Band continued its tradition of entertaining shows and musical excellence. In 1971, the Band welcomed the talents of new Assistant Director Greg Pearson. He had a definite vision for the band's musicality, from his arrangement of pre-game and halftime shows, to his decision to switch the band to the crescent (away team) side of the field. The move allowed the band to sound better with the concrete background and height offered by the crescent.


The most significant addition to the band in the last thirty years has been the Big Red Bands Alumni Association in 1982. The BRBAA was founded as a way to maintain the financial and long-term security of the Band. Since then, the BRBAA has become one of the most active alumni groups at Cornell. During this time, band advisor Georgian Leonard spearheaded the first annual phonathon.


With the retirement of Professor Stith, Scott Jeneary came aboard as Big Red Band Music Director in 1989, and the position was later restructured and renamed Music Advisor. In the last twenty years or so, the band has become the largest student-run group in the Ivy League.


In 1997, a Constitution was written by band members which gave direction to and outlines the responsibilities of leadership within the marching band.


Traditions

Aardvark

In the early 60s, after the death of JFK, Cornell held a moment of silence before a football game. When the people looked up after the moment a band member was hanging from the goal post with his arms waving. Needless to say, this became the origin for the aardvark.


As originally performed, the aardvark was executed upright with the hands wiggling next to the ears. It has since evolved into a display during which the aardvarker, suspended from a railing, ladder, or other fixed object, warbles a series of shrill, upper register pitches as he bends his spine backward and shakes his arms wildly. No one is certain why this traditional exhibition was named after the burrowing, insectivorous mammal native to South Africa.


Post Game Concert

In 1947, as a result of an unfortunate incident which occurred during a gridiron encounter, the marching band started the tradition of a post game concert.


In this particular game, a top-notch sophomore quarterback named Pete Dorset completed an amazing ten out of ten passes to lead Cornell to an upset 28-21 victory over Princeton at Palmer Stadium.


After the game, the jubilant members of the Big Red Band commenced to file out with the crowd as usual. The band was beset by hecklers. One Tigertown student snatched a trumpet, and another attempted to wrest a tuba from its owner. Soon the band found itself involved in a small-scale riot.


Things quieted down quickly and the incident was soon forgotten. But the next time the Big Red Band appeared at Princeton, it remained for an impromptu concert until the main body of spectators had filed out. The concert proved such a success that it was made a regular part of the band's schedule.


Victory Hats

At the end of each winning football game, band members turn their hats around 180 degrees, and there they remain until removed at the end of the performing day.


Alumni Band

Each Homecoming weekend, Big Red Band alumni return to Ithaca, brush the cobwebs from their instruments, and join the Big Red Alumni Band. The first Alumni Band in 1982 was the brainchild of Drum Major Dwight Vicks, III and Head Manager Bob Geise. The band grows in size each year as bandsmen from seven decades renew old friendships and find common bonds with fellow bandies from other eras.


Trumpet Pushups & Flute-ups

After the Cornell Big Red scores in football, the trumpet section demonstrates their appreciation by doing pushups for each point scored by the team. In addition, the flute section also joins in with a series of "flute ups"; the section tosses a member of their section into the air for each point scored.


Related Links

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Ivy League Bands

The University of Pennsylvania Band or the Penn Band is one of the largest marching bands in the Ivy League and is amongst the most active band programs in the country. ... The Brown University Band is the official band of Brown University. ... The Columbia University Marching Band The Columbia University Marching Band (CUMB) has performed for Columbia University since 1904. ... The Dartmouth College Marching Band (abbr. ... The Harvard University Band (HUB) is the official student marching band of Harvard University. ... Image:Ddrp-80. ... The Yale Precision Marching Band is the official marching band of Yale University. ...

External links

  • Cornell University Big Red Marching Band
  • Cornell University
Cornell University

Academics Cornell redirects here. ... Cornell redirects here. ...

Undergraduate Colleges and Schools
Agriculture and Life SciencesArchitecture, Art, and PlanningArts and SciencesEngineeringHotel AdministrationHuman EcologyIndustrial and Labor Relations The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (abbreviated to CALS or Ag School) at Cornell University is a contract college of New York and is considered by many to be the top school of agriculture-related sciences in the world. ... The College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University was established in 1871 as the School of Architecture, offering the first four-year course of study in architecture in the United States. ... College of Arts & Sciences logo Cornell Universitys College of Arts and Sciences (A&S or CAS) has been part of the university since its founding, although its name has changed over time. ... College of Engineering logo Cornell Universitys College of Engineering was founded in 1870 as the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. ... The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, one of the endowed colleges of Cornell University, is a world-renowned school for hospitality management founded in 1922. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell University was established in 1944 (first students admitted 1945) as the worlds first school for college-level study in industrial and labor relations. ...


Graduate/Professional Colleges and Schools
GraduateLawBusinessMedical:NYCMedical:QatarMedical SciencesVeterinary The Graduate School is a graduate school at Cornell University; it confers most professional and research masters degree and doctoral degrees in various fields of study for the university. ... Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University. ... The S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management (JGSM) is the business school of Cornell University. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Cornell redirects here. ... Weill Medical Center The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WGSMS) is a graduate college of Cornell University that was founded in 1952 as an academic partnership between two major medical institutions in New York City: the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Sloan-Kettering Institute. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Athletics The Cornell Big Red is the name of the sports teams, and other competitive teams, at Cornell University. ...

Ivy LeagueBarton HallLynah RinkSchoellkopf FieldHoy FieldNewman ArenaGive My Regards to Davy • Harvard Hockey Rivalry The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the Northeastern United States. ... Barton Hall is an on-campus field house on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ... Lynah Rink is a 3,836-seat hockey arena at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, that opened in 1957. ... Cornellians cheer on the Big Red in 1919 Schoellkopf Field is a 25,597-capacity stadium at Cornell University that opened in 1915 and is used for the Big Red football, lacrosse and field hockey teams. ... David F. Hoy Field, usually referred to simply as Hoy Field, is a baseball field at Cornell University where the Big Reds baseball team plays. ... Newman Arena is a 4,473-seat multi-purpose arena at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ... Give My Regards to Davy is frequently sung at Cornell hockey games. ... Cornell-Harvard game in Bright, 2005 The Cornell-Harvard Hockey Game or The Game is a mens hockey sports rivalry between Cornell University and Harvard University dating back to 1910. ...

Campus Cornell redirects here. ...

West CampusNorth CampusSage HallWillard Straight HallLibrariesArt MuseumTheory CenterSynchrotronPressPlantationsArboretumOrnithology LabDairy BarArecibo Observatory West Campus is a residential section of Cornell Universitys Ithaca, New York campus. ... North Campus is a residential section of Cornell Universitys Ithaca, New York campus. ... Sage Residential College, Sage College for Women, Sage College, or just Sage was the first womens residential college at Cornell University. ... Williad Straight Hall is the student union building on the central campus of Cornell University. ... The Cornell University Library, the library system of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, which is composed of 20 individual libraries, is one of the largest research libraries in the United States. ... The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art is located near the Cornell University Arts quad in Ithaca, New York. ... Located at Cornell University, the Cornell Theory Center (CTC) is one of four supercomputing centers funded by the US National Science Foundation. ... The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is a high-intensity high-energy X-ray lightsource supported by the National Science Foundation and located in Wilson Lab on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. The lab provides synchrotron radiation facilities for multidiciplinary scientific research, with a particular focus on... Cornell redirects here. ... The Cornell Plantations (200 acres) are botanical gardens, including the F.R. Newman Arboretum, located adjacent to the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, New York. ... F.R. Newman Arboretum (150 acres) is an arboretum within the Cornell Plantations, which are botanical gardens located adjacent to the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. ... The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a laboratory dedicated to research in the field of ornithology at Cornell University. ... The Cornell Dairy is about a 25 minute drive from campus and is home to over 900 milk producing cows. ... The Arecibo Observatory is located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on the north coast of the island. ...

Cornelliana Cornelliana is a broad term that can refer to anything related to Cornell Universitys unique traditions, legends, and lore. ...

University HistoryCornelliansSlope DayDragon DayChimesFar Above Cayuga's Waters Statue of A.D. White on the Arts Quadrangle The history of Cornell University begins with the convergence of its two founders in the New York State Senate in January 1864. ... // Alumni Nobel laureates Physics Peace Literature Economics Physiology or Medicine Government / Law / Public Policy Heads of State Jamshid Amuzegar (1945, Ph. ... A view of Libe Slope during Slope Day Slope Day is an annual day of celebration held at Cornell University during the last day of regular undergraduate classes. ... Dragon Day is an annual event at Cornell similar to Mardi Gras that occurs, traditionally, on the Thursday before St Patricks Day. ... The Cornell Chimes have been located at the central campus of Cornell University, marking the hours and chiming concerts, since the original set of nine bells first rang at the University’s opening ceremonies October 7, 1868. ... View of Cayuga Lake. ...

Student Life Cornell redirects here. ...

Cornell Daily SunCornell ReviewCornell AmericanCornell ModeratorTurn LeftGlee ClubCayuga's WaitersChordialsClass NotesHangoversHotel Ezra CornellMarching BandQuill and DaggerSavoyardsSherwoodsWVBR The Cornell Daily Sun is an independent daily newspaper published in Ithaca, New York by students at Cornell University. ... The Cornell Review is a conservative newspaper published by students of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ... The Cornell American is an often-controversial independent student-run conservative monthly opinion newspaper at Cornell University, originally founded in 1992. ... The Cornell Moderator is a student publication founded in 2004 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ... Turn Left (sometimes refered to as TL) is an independent student-run newspaper at Cornell University. ... The Cornell University Glee Club (CUGC) is the oldest student organization at Cornell University, having been organized shortly after the first students arrived on campus in 1868. ... Cayugas Waiters is the oldest all-male a cappella group at Cornell University. ... The Chordials is a co-ed a cappella group at Cornell University which performs a mix of rock, soul, R&B, and pop music. ... The Class Notes (often referred to on campus as simply The Notes), founded in 1983, are Cornell Universitys oldest active co-ed a cappella group. ... Statue of Ezra Cornell on the Arts Quadrangle at Cornell University, put to use to publicize for Happy Hour. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Cornell Savoyards is a performing arts association loosely affiliated with Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ... Originally an a cappella subset of the Cornell University Glee Club, the Sherwoods were formed as a response to the disassociation of Cayugas Waiters. ... WVBR-FM is a radio station that broadcasts to Ithaca, New York, and surrounding areas. ...


 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m