Tulane Band Alumni
Welcome to the TUMB Alumni page! Our active alumni span the decades and the miles; they travel to homecoming from all across the globe to be with us. Closer to home, our faithful former band members stay in touch and continue to create new memories with old friends. As our modern era TUMB develops, we produce more and more new band alumni. In recent years this fresh crop of enthusiastic graduates has solidified into an energetic network of Tulanians, supporting the band program and the university at sporting events and other occasions on campus and throughout the region.
Join the Alumni Band and perform with the TUMB at the Homecoming game half-time show! Rehearse Friday, October 4th, 3:30-6:30pm, Location TBA. Perform Saturday, October 5th at the Homecoming game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, kickoff at 2:30pm. Alumni Band Tailgating Tent starts at 11:00am - pot-luck donations welcome, more details tba.
REGISTER with the TUMB office: Patricia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.314.2263. Specify what instrument you play, whether you're bringing your instrument or need the TUMB to provide one for you, and the number of game tickets needed for you and your guests.
The TUMB provides:
Free game tickets for TUMB alumni and their guests
Alumni Band Homecoming shirts to wear at the game & yours to keep
Large instruments to borrow (low brass, percussion, etc.)
Music is available by visiting http://tulane.box.com/tulanealumniband/ and entering a password of "rollwaveroll2013".
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.