Reunion Weekend Gathering

The alumni of the Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band are getting together on campus on Saturday, May 31 as part of Reunion Weekend.

We will be meeting in the Broadway Room on floor 2W of Lerner Hall on Saturday May 31 at 3:30 PM.

We’ll have a nice collection of old concert programs you can peruse (and look for your name), and other memorabilia of the recent and not-so-recent past. Some of the current crop will drop by to meet those who paved the way, including a couple of special guests! The Marching Band will also have a limited supply of merchandise on sale.

Whether or not you’re in one of the official reunion classes – the ‘4s and ‘9s – if you can get to Morningside on the 31st we hope you’ll join us!

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Horns N Hoops Reunion

More than a dozen alumni from all years attended our annual Horns N Hoops reunion, which was held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in Levien Gym. The Lions defeated Brown in a close game (final score 70-68) and the band rocked out to classics like Who Owns New York and Roar Lion Roar as well as newer material that included The Final Countdown.

Check out this clip of the band!


Band and Alumni victorious, yet again, at 2013 Homecoming!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the gathering at the Columbia Alumni center on 10/18 and to the homecoming game vs. Penn.

Meet up at Homecoming 2013

Alumni Reception – Friday, October 18
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street.

Join alumni and members of the current band for light refreshments and audio and video entertainment. This event is totally free of charge and strictly casual, and no doubt when the official affair is over some attendees will retire in
clusters to a neighborhood food or drink spot. Please RSVP to

Band Alumni 2012
Homecoming- Saturday, October 19
Columbia – Penn (1:30 kickoff)
Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at Baker Athletics Complex

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Special Exhibit

“The Cleverest Band in the World: Marching and Playing for Columbia,” a special exhibit on Band history, was on display at the Columbia Alumni Center October 19, 2012 – April 6, 2013.
The show featured a range of memorabilia telling the story of Columbia bands from 1904 until today – on the field, in the concert hall, on TV, in movies, and wherever else Band members gather to entertain in their own patented way. Featured: a video with a soundtrack including just-found recordings of the Band from as far back as 1933.

You can find some historical photos from the exhibit here. More, we hope, before long.
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