I found this in the New York Day by Day column.. written by Laurie Johnston and Susan Heller Anderson.
A New Band of Protesters
Fifteen years ago today, Columbia
University's dean of students, Henry
Coleman, was taken hostage by students who
were protesting the Vietnam War, the
university's work for the Institute for
Defense Analysis and the construction of a
new gym in Morningside Park.
Yesterday, 20 members of Columbia's
marching band, clad as hippies in long wigs
and Army jackets, recreated the incident.
In Hamilton Hall, the administration
building that had been taken over and
occupied by the protesters, band members
marched into the office of Roger Lehecka,
the current dean of students, and surrounded
After a brief serenade, Ira Gilbert, the
drum major, read their list of "demands":
Immediate coeducation (the college will,
in fact, admit women this fall); demolition
of the Baker Field football stadium and
construction of a new one (already under
way); "the ending of Columbia's ties to the
Vietnam War," and "a winning football team."
Yielding to pressure, Dean Lehecka
promised nattier band uniforms, immediate
entrance to law school and medical school
for all band members and replacement of Phi
Beta Kappa with - naturally - the band.