Columbia athletics

Columbia Athletics to Form New Spirit Group

NEW YORK – Columbia Athletics is launching a new Spirit Band made up of Columbia and Barnard students to perform at Columbia Athletics competitions and events. Under the direction of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, the new group will provide a fun, engaging, inclusive and family-friendly atmosphere at select Columbia Athletics competitions and events, while providing Columbia students with the opportunity to develop their musical talents with performance in a public forum.

The new Columbia group will be led and managed by a group director selected and paid by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education. This Professional Band Director will oversee this band with direct direction from the Columbia Athletics Marketing Office and support from the Columbia University Band Alumni Association.

Performance testing will take place on a date to be determined; all interested Columbia students are invited to audition. The reviews will also help the Group Director evaluate training routines and performance for events.

All students interested in joining this group or those looking for more information are encouraged to complete the interest form by by clicking here. More information about the band will be announced later.