Events

Homecoming update and fall events

The night before Homecoming

Join your old Band and Wind Ensemble friends and meet current members at the Columbia Alumni Center, where we will hold a reading of a classic halftime script, look over some vintage printed concert programs, and pass on a piece of history to the band. Light snacks.

Friday October 21, 5 – 8 P.M.
Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street
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Homecoming!

Alumni are invited to march or just hang out in the stands with the Marching Band as the Lions take on Dartmouth at the annual Homecoming struggle.

Feel free to bring an instrument. Feel free to play it.

Saturday, October 22, 11 AM – 4 PM (game time: 1:30 PM)
Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex
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And here’s a little about what’s up on campus this semester:

Band in the Park
What does the Marching Band do during football season when it has a Saturday off? On Sept. 24, the group didn’t travel to Washington, D.C. for the Georgetown game but instead went just a few blocks south and entertained at Columbia College Day at Central Park, a family-friendly event of the Columbia College Alumni Association. With games and pizza!

Concert in the Works
Meantime, the Wind Ensemble has begun rehearsals for its first concert of the 2016-17 year, booked for Sunday, November 20. For more details, watch this space.

Homecoming 2016: Save the date

We have a couple great events planned for Homecoming this year! Here’s everything you need to know:

Pre-Homecoming Event
Join your Band friends and meet members of the current Marching Band at the Columbia Alumni Center, where we will hold a reading of a classic script.

          WhenFriday October 21, roughly 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
          Where: Columbia Alumni Center – 622 West 113th Street

Click here to email us and RSVP!

Homecoming!
March (or just hang out in the stands) as the Lions take on Dartmouth for the annual Homecoming game. Stan Adelman, CC 67, will guest conduct “Sans Souci.”

          When: Saturday, October 22, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (game time: 1:30 PM)
          Where: Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at the Baker Athletic Complex

Click here to email us and RSVP!

Reunion Weekend 2016: June 4

Reunion is coming! Which means we hope to see you at the University’s reception for alumni of Columbia instrumental and singing groups, set for Saturday, June 4 at 4 p.m. in Lerner room 555 and is complimentary.

Even if you aren’t a member of a ‘x1 or ‘x6 class, we hope you’ll join us. We’ll be back to you with location and other details, but at this point it looks as if we can expect to be joined (and serenaded) by kids with musical instruments, and we’re pretty sure Columbia will offer us something to eat and drink.

You can register for the event here, and check out the full schedule of events here

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If you are a member of a five-year or ten-year reunion class, incidentally, we’re told you can earmark your reunion donation to the Columbia University Marching Band or Columbia University Wind Ensemble and have it count towards your class total. Ask your school’s alumni office how to make this happen. Columbia’s future alumni instrumentalists will be thrilled.

We hope to see you on June 4!