Tulane University Bands

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Allen Vizzutti to perform National Anthem at Green Wave vs Houston

Tulane University, in collaboration with the TUMB, the Newcomb Department of Music, and Loyola University, will welcome renowned commercial Trumpet player Allen Vizzutti to perform the National Anthem on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Green Wave vs Houston football game in Yulman Stadium.

On Monday, September 23rd, Vizzutti will present a clinic in the Band Room in the Dixon Performing Arts Annex from 1:00pm-3:00pm FREE and open to the public!

Read Vizzutti’s bio below


“Beautiful...lyrical...stunning...stupefying”. “Trumpet player supreme.” Syracuse Post Standard

“Finely tuned wind, easy control, polyharmonic wit, orchestral penmanship, punctuated spiritual warmth...rarely do so many qualities find themselves in one musician.” Chick Corea

Equally at home in a multitude of musical idioms, Allen Vizzutti has visited 60 countries and every state in the union to perform with a rainbow of artists and ensembles. Performing as a classical and a jazz artist, often in the same evening, he has appeared as guest soloist with symphony orchestras, in recital, on television and in jazz venues around the world.

While growing up in Montana, Allen was taught by his father, a self-taught musician. Allen attended the Eastman School of Music where he earned the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees, a Performer’s Certificate, a chair in the Eastman Brass Quintet faculty ensemble and the only Artist’s Diploma ever awarded a wind player in Eastman’s history.

Allen’s love of expression through composition has led to premier performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic of London, the Nuremberg Symphony and others. After the world premier of his “Emerald Concerto” with the Syracuse Symphony Allen’s writing was described in review: “The Emerald Concerto sparkles!...a vivacious treatment which speaks well for both his dramatic instinct and technical prowess as a composer.”

As Artist in Residence, Allen has taught at leading universities throughout the world including the Eastman School of Music, the Banff Center for the Performing Arts, the Trompeten Akademie of Bremen Germany. His extensive treatise, “The Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method” and his “New Concepts for Trumpet”, (Alfred Music Publishing), have become standards works for trumpet study worldwide.

Additional information about Allen Vizzutti is always available at < vizzutti.com >


TUMB Band Camp and Football Schedule Announced!

The TUMB releases its 2019 rehearsal and performance schedule! Band camp begins August 10, 2019 (see below for section arrival dates). The 2019 Green Wave Football season begins August 29th with a Thursday night game vs Florida International University in Yulman Stadium. This year, the TUMB will travel with the football team to Auburn University on September 7th for our annual road game! Click below for the full Green Wave Football 2019 schedule and to purchase tickets.



Saturday, August 10, 2019


Sunday, August 11, 2019


Monday, August 12, 2019


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tulane Concert Band Livestream

The annual spring concert will be streamed LIVE on YouTube on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tune in as we present “Variations on America” with the Tulane Concert Band!

Tulane Concert Band - “Variations on America”

2019 Friends of the Band Dinner and Concert

Celebrate another year of the TUMB by attending the annual Friends of the Band Dinner and the Tulane Concert Band’s spring program, “Variations on America.”

Monday, April 29


5:30-7:00pm - Dixon Hall, room 118 (NEW LOCATION)


7:30-8:30pm - Dixon Hall Theater

Individual Tickets

Dinner - $50
Young Alumni ('14-'18) - $45

Table Sponsorship

Red ($1,500)
• Recognition on Event Signage, Website and Printed Materials
• Two Premier Tables of Eight at the Band Dinner
• Reserved VIP Seating at Spring Concert following Dinner
• Recognition during the Spring Concert

White ($750)
• Recognition on Event Signage, Website and Printed Materials
• Two Preferred Tables of Eight at the Band Dinner
• Reserved Seating at Spring Concert following Dinner

Blue ($450)
• Recognition on Event Signage, Website and Printed Materials
• One Table of Ten at the Band Dinner
• Reserved Seating at Spring Concert following Dinner

Call for Mardi Gras Volunteers!

Calling all TUMB friends, family, alumni, and fans!

The TUMB is looking for volunteers to join us on the parade route for our 2019 Mardi Gras season! You can help the band get down the routes safely by assisting with crowd control, distributing water and snacks to the band, and participating in the biggest party in the world!

Volunteers are selected on a first-come-first-served basis.

2019 Parades

Saturday, February 16 - Krewe of Poseidon, Slidell, 6PM

Saturday, February 23 - Krewe of Pontchartrain, Uptown, 12PM

Friday, March 1 - Krewe d’Etat, Uptown, 6PM

Sunday, March 3 - Krewe of Thoth, Uptown, 12PM

Tuesday, March 5 - Krewe of Rex, Uptown, 10AM

Click the button below to learn more and sign up for 2019 #TUMBgras season!

Mardi Gras Schedule Announced!

The TUMB has it’s biggest parade season yet with FIVE parades in the New Orleans area!

For full information on each parade, check out the Events Page

Saturday, February 16 - Krewe of Poseidon, Slidell, 6PM

Saturday, February 23 - Krewe of Pontchartrain, Uptown, 12PM

Friday, March 1 - Krewe d’Etat, Uptown, 6PM

Sunday, March 3 - Krewe of Thoth, Uptown, 12PM

Tuesday, March 5 - Krewe of Rex, Uptown, 10AM

The TUMB is Bowl Bound!

The Tulane Green Wave became bowl eligible for the first time since 2013 with a nail-biting win over the United States Naval Academy on November 24th. A late-game touchdown would tie the game with an extra point, but Tulane Head Coach Willie Fritz went for the 2-point conversion to seal the win for the Green Wave!

On December 2nd, it was announced that the Tulane Green Wave would play the University of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in the Auto Nation Cure Bowl. Setting up an epic rematch of the 2013 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Kickoff is 1:30pm EST on December 15th, 2018.

Funds raised from the Auto Nation Cure Bowl directly benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Learn more about the Cure Bowl HERE!

Follow us on social media for all the bowl game updates, and post your stories with #BowlWave #ANCureBowl and #WeCanTackleThis

Help Us With our Mardi Gras Playlist!

Announcing the first-annual Mardi Gras Doubloon Contest! 

The TUMB always holds an annual vote within its membership to pick a new song to play on the Mardi Gras parade routes. This year, YOU can help pick a song!

The TUMB staff have selected three potential songs to play for the 2019 Mardi Gras season and your generous donations will help increase the chance of your favorite song to be performed on the parade route!

Each donation reward level earns doubloons for your favorite song. In early January, the TUMB will host a live-streamed ceremony where all of the doubloons earned will be put into a grab bag. One doubloon will be picked randomly out of the grab bag that will determine the winning song.

The more doubloons earned for your favorite song, the higher chance it has of winning!

Through Tulane University’s “Wavestarter” platform you can donate by yourself AND you can share, tweet, email, or text other people and recruit them to earn doubloons!

Good luck, and we’ll see you on the parade route!

Sign Up for Alumni Band 2018! (UPDATE)

Calling all TUMB Alumni!

Register by Monday, 11/5/2018, to reserve your spot!

The Homecoming matchup between the Tulane Green Wave and the Eastern Carolina University Pirates is Saturday, November 10, 2018. The Alumni Band will take the field with the TUMB after they perform their British Invasion show, part of the 2018 fall theme of “Around the World.”

You can join us on the field by visiting the Alumni Band page by clicking the link below and filling out the RSVP form! You will receive a link to the 2018 Alumni Band music and a discount code for your guests to purchase a ticket in the band section.

Help Send the TUMB to OSU!

Calling all green wave fans, family, friends, and supporters! The TUMB is sending a platoon of members to perform in Columbus as the Green Wave takes on The Ohio State University on September 22nd!

You can help us get there by donating to our WaveStarter campaign! Any donation amount helps us reach our goal and we currently have a challenge from a matching donor! Any gifts up to $5000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar so your donations are worth double!

Follow the link below to visit our WaveStarter campaign and help get the #TUMB2OSU

Mardi Gras Volunteers Needed!

All volunteer spots are filled, thank you!

Calling all TUMB fans, friends, and family!

The TUMB is in need of a few more volunteers for our Uptown Mardi Gras parades! Duties include passing out food and water to the members of the TUMB on the parade route, crowd control, and tossing TUMB Doubloons! If you are interested, please fill out the following form! If more than one person in your party wishes to volunteer, please fill out the "Additional Volunteers' Names" section.

Contact Mr. Barry Spanier with any questions!

All volunteer spots are filled, thank you!

TUMB 2018 Mardi Gras Schedule Announcement


It's time to get out the costumes, cut the King Cake, and get to your spot on the parade route because it's Mardi Gras! Join the TUMB as we parade in some of the biggest Mardi Gras events New Orleans has to offer! We are pleased to announce our 2018 parade schedule including our debut in the Krewe of Olympia in Covington!

Krewe of Olympia

February 3rd, 2018, 6:00pm, Covington, LA

Le Krewe d'Etat

February 9th, 2018, 6:30pm, Uptown New Orleans, LA

Krewe of Bacchus

February 11th, 2018, 5:15pm, Uptown New Orleans, LA

Krewe of Rex

February 13th, 2018, 10:00am, Uptown New Orleans, LA

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