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Instruments of the Marching Band

As with almost everything regarding the band, there are the traditions of more conventional marching bands, and then there’s the way the Columbia University Marching Band does it.

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Trumpets and the Marching Band

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.

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Trombones and the Marching Band

A major part of any orchestra or band, the trombone is an extremely important instrument as it offers unique contributions that add depth and continuity to musical compositions.

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The Band on David Letterman

Columbia University Marching Band gets on the David Letterman show in 1994!

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