The woodwind instruments in a band play a similar role as the brass: they power the melodies and beat, while adding a unique tone that leads to a complete sound. One of the most recognized woodwinds is the clarinet, featured in almost every marching band, including, of course, the Columbia University Marching Band.
The clarinetists of the Columbia University Marching Band at a recent Tax Night.
No marching band would be complete without a strong section of trumpets. With the highest register among brass instruments, the trumpet drives the melody of most songs the Columbia University Marching Band plays. Continue reading →
They know they’re clever, but it’s nice to get independent verification of it.
The New York magazine apparently attended Senior Night at Levien Gymnasium February 27 to rate Columbia University during the Princeton-Columbia game. While Columbia Univesity failed in every category (getting 4′s, 5′s, and 2′s in important categories like Quality of Play and Facilities), the Columbia University Marching Band did its usual lion’s share in helping receive a perfect 10 out of 10 in the School Spirit category. Continue reading →
Just in case you can’t wait until April 15th – when the Columbia University Marching Band plays at the 34th street Post Office for Tax Night – here are some more Tax Night videos. This clip is of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.
Here’s the Columbia University Marching Band playing Europe’s “The Final Countdown”, a fitting song for the late tax-filers on Tax Night!
Every April 15th, the Columbia University Marching Band heads down to the Post office on 34th Street to bring some cheer to everyone out late filing their taxes. Here they are playing Weezer’s “Buddy Holly” for all the late-night filers (and anyone else who’s around).
Orgo Night – a midnight (11:59pm) performance by the Columbia University Marching Band in the main reading room of the Butler Library the night before each semester’s organic chemistry final – is a tradition 25 years running.
The Columbia University Marching Band puts on its Orgo Night for a packed house at Butler Library. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2645/4192655241_df21ba1706.jpg
Even the cleverest of us can’t go too long without getting into some trouble. And the same is true for The Cleverest Band in the World.
While the Columbia University Marching Band usually does a good job with its satire, sometimes its antics create controversy that has gotten the band talked about across the country, and even banned from performing at certain colleges! Continue reading →
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