If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the band.
Ladies, Gentlemen, and Columbia Students, back despite a summer full of fire and brimstone, it's the most searched, visited and scorned website in the world: The Columbia University Marching Homepage. Featuring everything you ever wanted and didn't want to know about the Cleverest Band the World for all those out there devoted to our cause. Now complete with more scripts, more pictures, and a more interactive interface for those in the band to add to the wealth of propaganda that is generated by the CUMB.
We the CUMBers have been CUMBing for over a century straight, still full of vim and vigor thanks to a little purple pill. Despite the fact that we can no longer form rocket ships, Satan's burning rod of pain, or tubes of lipstick at home games, our cleverness is still overwhelming. G(tb)²
It's easy to join the band. All you need to do is find us (assuming we haven't found you first). To get on the cumb announcments listserv, click here to send an email to our Personnel Manager. During recruitment you can come see the Underground Tour (which is part of the aforementioned us finding you). I guess you could just come to a practice session, which are usually on Tuesdays (only during football season) and Thursdays at 9:15 p.m. in 435 Horace Mann (that's a Teacher's College building on 120th & Broadway) or a game. Although the band has a small stockpile of instruments, it is highly desirable if you can bring your own brass. Don't play any of the convential instruments? No problem! You can still find a place in the band as part of the color guard. If you only want to excercise your creative juices and be part of our crack scriptwriting squad, that is okay too.