The Columbia University Band Alumni Association brings together the scattered but enthusiastic alumni of the Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. For Bandies past and present, we arrange social and networking events, including an annual reunion each October at Homecoming. And through mentoring, fundraising and gentle badgering, we try to make today’s Columbia Band even better than we were.
We’re a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. If you believe in the Band, click your heels together three times and then click here to do your part.
Columbia Reunion 2018 is almost here. But whether or not you’re in a Reunion class (the 3s and the 8s), you’re invited to join alumni of Columbia’s Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band as we get together on campus. You don’t have to register; just show up. We’d love to see you.
When: Saturday, June 2
Where: Main floor lounge, Wallach (neé Livingston) Hall (between Hartley and John Jay)
What time: 2 to 5 pm. (In fact, we’ll be there all day, 9 to 6, if you just want a place to rest, recharge yourself and your phone, and hang out with others of the Band/Ensemble persuasion.)
Cost: Absolutely nothing (light refreshments included)
Sponsored by: Paul Bua, CC ’93 (former drum major) and CUBAA
* Note: Reunion literature lists an official “Performing Arts Groups Reception” in Lerner Hall. That’s mainly for alumni singers; ours is for instrumentalists.
Making a Gift?
If you are a member of a reunion class, you can expect to be unsubtly solicited for a donation. Steel yourself. Perhaps you wish to join alumni who are protesting the eviction of the traditional Orgo Night celebration from Butler Library by withholding donations to Columbia until a resolution is achieved. In the meantime, you can always donate to us (http://columbiabandalumni.org/support/), to help keep the Band Alumni Association thriving; we’re a 501(c)(3). We’ll be thrilled.
Hope to see you on June 2.
No, it’s not band alums playing basketball. The annual alumni basketball game will be on Friday, February 2 at 7 pm at Levien Gym, as Columbia’s Lions take on the fiendish Harvard Crimson.
If you’d like a comp for the game, please reach out to Sam Rowan at Columbia.firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Jan. 30. Alums are also welcome to buy a ticket and sit with the band.
We hope to see you there and at our annual song sharing event after the game with the band!
Please sign our Orgo Night petition!
Click here to learn what it’s all about.
Click here to sign.
Click here to buy a fashionable Orgo Night t-shirt.
(Free expression never goes out of style.)
Join alumni of Columbia’s Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band for our fall get-together on Saturday morning, October 14!
We’ll gather for an hour or so at the Columbia Alumni Center (622 West 113th St.) starting at 10:15 a.m. — coffee and muffins provided, suggested donation $5.
Then, at 11:00, we’ll ride a complimentary “spirit bus” up to Baker Athletics Complex (singing optional) for mingling with the general alumni population, lunch, and the game against Penn. (Remarkably, your Lions go into the game 4-0 so far this season.)
Bring your instrument, if you like!