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The Tulane University Marching Band shares the heritage and lineage of America’s most cherished band traditions.  More than a century ago, marching bands and brass bands incorporated blues and ragtime, the intermingling of which became jazz.  The contemporary TUMB is a descendent of these progenitors, and carries the art form to new horizons as a catalyst for Green Wave spirit!


Tulane Band Directors:

1920 - 1936        Frederick Hard

1936 - 1938        Maynard J. Klein

1938 - 1968        John Morrissey

1968 - 1978        Ted DeMuth

1971 - 1978        Bruce Pollock

1978 - 2004        John Dilkey

2004 - present    Barry Spanier

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