A Welcome to the Great Class of 2019

Early every fall, under the residual heat of late summer, the Princeton University campus comes back to life as the sophomores, juniors, and seniors return to the Best Damn Place of All.  And every year, a new class of baby tigers comes to join the pack.  The members of the Princeton University Band hurried back to campus, excited to greet the frosh, the Great Class of 2019!  We played for them in the Pre-rade, and pumped them up with enough courage to serenade us at the Step Sing.

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The PUB plays at the Step Sing for the class of 2019

And best of all, we even got a chance to recruit some new members into our fun, tight-knit community!  This year, our recruiting started rather late (after our first game) since we didn’t get back to campus until mid-September, but that didn’t stop four awesome frosh from joining us for our defeat of Lafayette, breaking an 8-year first-game-losing streak.

Noah M. '19, Adam K. '19, Rachel C. '19, and Kayli M.  '19 enjoy the Lafayette game, the first game of the year
Noah M. ’19, Adam K. ’19, Rachel C. ’19, and Kayli M. ’19 enjoy the Lafayette game, the first game of the year

Before long, a whole group of freshmen had joined the band, indulging in our wacky antics and rocking orange and black plaid as if they had done so their whole lives.

Rachana B. '19 and Ari M. '17 rock orange plaid at the LeHigh game.
Rachana B. ’19 and Ari M. ’17 rock orange plaid at the Lehigh game.

The frosh provided a source of enthusiasm and In fact, some sections even had more freshmen than returning members!

Noah M. '19, Josephine Pinnock '19, and Kyle Groves '19 form the majority of the trombone  section at the Lehigh game
Noah M. ’19, Josephine P. ’19, and Kyle G. ’19 form the majority of the trombone section at the Lehigh game

 

Freshmen Conor O. and Young S. form the entirety of the saxophone section at the UPenn game
Freshmen Conor O. and Young S. form the entirety of the saxophone section at the UPenn game

Now the freshmen form an integral part of our community.   They help us form new traditions and are an essential part of our Band.  We extend the warmest of welcomes to the Great Class of 2019!