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Clarinets and Scramble Bands

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 … Continue reading

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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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CUMB: A Perfect 10 out of 10

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 … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves the Band – Even Roar-ee

Check out Roar-ee the Columbia Lion, the university’s official mascot who shows up at most sporting events with the Columbia University Marching Band. Why is Roar-ee so sad?

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More Tax Night Videos!

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’ … Continue reading

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Tax Night: Another Great Columbia University Marching Band Tradition

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 … Continue reading

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Orgo Night: A Columbia University Marching Band Tradition Like no Other

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. Read more about … Continue reading

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Controversy and the Columbia University Marching Band

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 … Continue reading

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