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Alumni Basketball Game

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.band.alumni@gmail.com 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!

From the past: The 1957 Trumpet Section

The 1957 Columbia University Marching Band Trumpets

The 1957 Columbia University Marching Band Trumpets

Courtesy of band alum Jay Carrigan, we’re happy to share this photo of the 1957* trumpet section, attired in the extremely stylish blazers of the day. The photo was taken by trombone player Roger Field at the football game against Princeton.

We’ve been able to identify the following people… if you know any of the other faces, or want to share your own piece of band history, write to us at columbiabandalumni [at] gmail.com!

Front row, third from right: Marty Sheller. Back row, second from left: Joe Rubin; third from right: Larry Stern; second from right: Jay Carrigan.

Edited: Upon further review, we’ve concluded that the picture is from 1957 and not from 1961, as was originally posted. Please feel free to throw things at the webmaster.