Tulane Band Alumni
Welcome to the Tulane Band Alumni page! As our modern era TUMB program grows, we produce more and more new band alumni. These enthusiastic graduates have evolved into an energetic network, creating the Tulane University Marching Band Alumni Association (TUMBAA), supporting the band program and the university, and re-uniting band alumni from all eras. To learn more about TUMBAA and how to get involved, see their information letter and contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Alumni Band and perform with the TUMB at the Homecoming!
Rehearsal: Friday, November 14 3:30-6:30pm, in Yulman Stadium.
Performance: Saturday, November 15 at the Homecoming game in Yulman Stadium, kickoff time TBA.
On game day the Tulane Band Alumni/TUMBAA tailgating tent starts 4 hours before kickoff, on the Dixon Annex Weinmann Patio, facing the Newcomb Quad. Pot-luck donations welcome, bring your own adult beverages, more details through TUMBAA.
REGISTER FOR HOMECOMING ALUMNI BAND with the TUMB office: Patricia at email@example.com or call 504.314.2263. Specify what instrument you play. TUMB will provide large brass instruments, percussion and color guard flags. Other instruments are available in very limited numbers, so please make arrangements to bring your own. A brand new tradition of alumni band “Hawaiian” shirts begins this year, so plan on getting yours through TUMBAA at the rehearsal or on game day. Athletics will be providing homecoming game day tickets near the TUMB (in the student section) for band alumni and a guest. Music will be available online very soon.
Please take this opportunity to read about some of your fellow alumni who have contributed their time and talents over the years.
Bruce Pollock, former Tulane Marching Band Director from 1971-1978, recruited and organized our alumni band to perform with the TUMB at the homecoming football game on October 27, 2007. This homecoming gathering was dedicated to the honor of Ted Demuth, the former U.S. Marine, and Director of Bands at Tulane from 1968 to 1982. Mr. Demuth was fondly remembered for the friendship and care that he gave to his many students, truly making a difference in their lives while here at Tulane. We were especially pleased to be joined on the Superdome field by Mr. Demuth's family: His wife Rai, daughter Carol, granddaughter Amy Tujague with great grandchildren Zachary and Sara. An enthusiastic welcome by the homecoming audience culminated with the Hullabaloo cheer, as the Alumni Band and TU Marching Band joined forces, led by Bruce Pollock, in the Tulane Fight Song!
We were particularly honored by the presence and participation of two of our alumni band members: Dr. Irwin Frankel from the class of 1942 traveled all the way from Virginia and taught us all a thing or two on his clarinet, about how to make the Tulane Swing SWING! From the class of 1933, Dr. John Suares played his alto saxophone just as he had done 75 years prior in the 1932 Rose Bowl vs. the USC Trojans! Read the full story here.
Watch this page for more band alumni stories in the future.