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Andrew

Andrew Distler

2014 Horn Co-Section Leader
Class: 2015
Hometown: New York, New York
College: Arts and Sciences
Major: Sociology

Andrew is a sports junkie who loves the Yankees and the Big Red Hockey teams. He plays horn in the CU Orchestra as well as the Marching and Pep Bands and he is a cheese snob.


Alex

Alex Schord

2014 Horn Co-Section Leader
Class: 2016
Hometown: San Jose, California
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences

Alex, known to us fondly as Simba, is a Jurassic Park and folk/fairy tale junkie.


Jordan

Jordan Gless

2013-2014 Marching Band Uniform Chair
Class: 2016
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Environmental Science And Sustainability

Jordan "Mile High" Gless is a horn player from Colorado. Her nickname is both an homage to her mountainous home state and a reference to her affinity for high notes. She speaks Spanish, plays ukulele, and has two Mexican Red-rumped tarantulas named Pinta and Nina. Jordan is known for channelling her inner-dad with frequent obscure references and a flight of jokes/puns that are just plane terrible. Also, Jordan's horse Rocco is objectively the best thing on four legs; ask her about how the Jordan - Rocco story is mirrored in the movie How to Train Your Dragon.


Steve

Stephen Salerno

Class: 2016
Hometown: Cobleskill, New York
College: Arts and Sciences
Major: Biometry and Statistics

Steve may possibly spend more time working in the Staler than any "hotelie" in exsistnce.


Katie

Katie Shaw

2015 Horn Co-Section Leader
2014 Pep Band Historian
Class: 2016
Hometown: Oxford, MA
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Animal Science

She is a life long New Englander who loves cows, teaching, hockey, and music. Music is has always been an integral part of her life and that is why she joined the Big Red Bands after transferring to Cornell. Her love of cows and 4-H rivals her love for music and she was pretty much raised in a barn, working with cows. So ask her about cows! :D Even Russell Crowe knows what's up.

"There is nothing like sitting back and talking to your cows." -Russell Crowe


Ethan

Ethan Burwell

Class: 2016
Hometown: Kingston,NY
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Atmospheric Science

I prefer winter over summer. I like remote control cars. I prefer red over blue; maroon to be specific. I haven't eaten meat since 2007. Crab-walking is cool. Well formed clouds are hot. I've never been skydiving, but I'd consider it. I've never been surfing, but I'd like to. I like to run. . . when I feel like it. Naps are golden. Pluto is a planet.


Emily

Emily Isenstein

2015 Marching Band Head Manager
2014 Marching Band Treasurer
2013 Marching Band Fundraising Chair
Class: 2016
Hometown: Sandy Springs, GA
College: Human Ecology
Major: Human Development

Emily is a second generation horny-flute, meaning that she plays flute in Marching Band and horn in Pep Band! After playing flute for 10 years, she was invited by the original horny-flutes to learn horn at the very first Pep Band rehearsal of her freshman year, and hasn't looked back! Emily also enjoys riding horses, exploring, and general frolicking shenanigans.


Jess

Jess Landis

2013 Marching Band Historian
2012-2013 Horn Co-Section Leader
2011-2012 Marching Band Uniform Chair
Class: 2014
Hometown: Kingston, New York
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Biology

Jess is a curly blonde with a large nose. She can often be seen wearing bright nail polish and an armful of macrame. While not studying for biology (because let's be honest, she doesn't study that much), she can be found watching survivor or singing along to Taylor Swift. She will also out-burp you anytime, anywhere.


Nicole

Nicole "Bardy" Bardabelias

2013 Fall Pep Band Conductor
2012-2013 Horn Co-Section Leader
Class: 2014
Hometown: Valley Stream, New York
College: Arts and Sciences
Major: Science of Earth Systems (Planetary Science)

Nicole Bardabelias really loves space. She has been playing French Horn for over 10 years but has grown to love the mellophone. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her fellow bandies and looking at Mars rocks with space robots. She would like to thank her HORN-y section buddies for picking her up off the street as a freshman and letting her join the only REAL horn section in the Ivy League!


Meghan

Meghan Roblee

Class: 2014
Hometown: Fonda, New York
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Animal Science

Meghan transferred to Cornell in the fall of 2012. Ask her about bugs!


Peter

Peter Galbo

2011 Marching Band Uniform Chair
Class: 2014
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Applied Economics and Management

Peter is an AEM major and therefore never does any work. Like Nicole, he played French Horn for years and had a hard time converting to mellophone. He likes running, Jess's back massages, and can be found doing Tai-Chi on the top of Libe Slope as the sun rises. Oh yeah... and don't be afraid to ask him about his big idea.


Amanda

Amanda Steckel

Class: 2014
Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
College: Engineering
Major:

One time, Amanda peed in the Charles River.


Clifto

John "Clifto" Clifton

Class: 2014
Hometown:
College: Ithaca College
Major: Film

Yo, I'm Clifto.


Alex

Alex Simpson

2012 Marching Band Historian
2011 Horn Section Leader
2011 Marching Band Secretary
2010 Marching Band Publicity Chair
Class: 2013
Hometown: Encinitas, California
College: Engineering
Major: Science of Earth Systems

Alex is an alum of the school of engineering. When she isn't parading across campus in an incredibly sexy marching band uniform, she might be found hiking, surfing, listening to Paul Simon, working on a project team aiming to build a preschool in South Africa this summer, or daydreaming about her favorite animal (try to guess what it is - shouldn't take you longer than 5 minutes of talking to her). She likes fast cars, tight jeans, bubble baths, burritos, and long sunset walks on the beach.


Gill

Gillian "Nemo" Trimber

Class: 2013
Hometown:
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Viticulture and Enology

Gillian likes to feel grapes squish between her toes.


Rob

Rob Mingey

Class: 2013
Hometown:
College: Industrial and Labor Relations
Major:

Rob dresses like a Republican.


Birgit Gassler

Class: Old
Hometown: Austria
College: Awesome
Major: Awesome

Birgit is super cool.


John

John Flanagan

2011 Marching Band Show Committee Chair
2010 Horn Section Leader
2009 Marching Band Publicity Chair
Class: 2012/2015
Hometown: Greene, New York
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Communications

J-Flanz likes to draw, make animations, and develop video games.


Sam

Sam Dean

2010-2011 Marching Band Uniform Chair
Class: 2012
Hometown: Gambrills, Maryland
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Natural Resources

Sam is the Ivy League product of functionally-dysfunctional domesticated rednecks. She was in guard for six years and started playing horn her freshman spring at Cornell. When she wasn't at band, she could be found in Eco House or on the third floor of #ClubMann writing her Daily Sun opinion column, Casual Wtfery. She's an expert in tree hugging and critters, and a burgeoning herpetologist. Her loves include Facebook stalking, mispronouncing words, live tweeting everything, telling bad stories, and obviously, the Big Red Bands. She's prone to gigglesnort fits and has a decidedly warped sense of what is appropriate in public. Somehow, someway, she acquired a reputation for trolling her friends (Maybe it was paying the treasurer entirely in coins? Was it that embarrassing Christmas card of the pep band manager? Maybe). Either way, you've not lived until you've received some late night tweets from Sam.


Jessie

Jessie Taft

2010 Colorguard Co-Captain
Class: 2012
Hometown: Bethany, Connecticut
College: Arts and Sciences
Major: Information Science

Jessie likes steak, beer, heavy metal, and looking at pictures of kittens on the internet.


Susie

Susie "Sushi" Lai

2010 Fall Pep Band Co-Conductor
2009 Horn Section Leader
2008/09 Marching Band Uniform Chair
Class: 2011
Hometown: Port Richey, Florida/Hong Kong
College: Engineering
Major: Civil Engineering

Horn Mama for all of eternity, Susie can't speak English, but we love her anyway.


Kevin

Kevin Boyd

2008 Marching Band Historian
Class: 2011
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
College: Engineering
Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

KEVIN BOYD was born on the stroke of midnight during a tornado in a spacious castle north of Edinburgh. Several less miraculous things also occurred that night, including three-inch hail with smelt frozen in the middle, the alignment of Mars with the star Thuban, and a brief reversal of gravity. He has played the mellophone since the dawn of time, with occasional breaks to sleep and to protect his lands from marauding bands of ninjas.

In the fall of 2007, he was warned by a wizened old man (in fact, his future self in a clever disguise) that the security of the Earth's timeline depended upon his joining the Cornell University Big Red Horn section. Moved by the passion of this venerable specter, he immediately uprooted his castle and shipped it via helicopter convoy to the South Hill of Ithaca.

Upon landing, he devoted himself with all his monstrous tenacity to the task at hand and, after single-handedly liberating the Cornell dining halls from the clutches of a six-fingered man, laid his horn and at the feet of Sir Brian "Walrusball" Adelman and pledged fealty to the Big Red Pep Band.


Liz

Liz Alden

Class: 2011
Hometown: LeRoy, Illinois
College: Human Ecology
Major: Human Biology, Health, and Society

Om nom nom wine. Also, Liz plays rugby.


Nika

Nika Pcsolyar

2009 Marching Band Fundraising Chair
Class: 2011
Hometown: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
College: Human Ecology
Major: Human Development


Harry

Harry Flager

Transferred to Columbia and still very much missed.
Class: 2013
Hometown: Somewhere in Florida
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Food Science


Debbie

Debbie Feld

2008 Horn Section Leader
Class: 2010
Hometown:
College:
Major:


Meagan Cooney

Class: 2009
Hometown: Long Island, New York
College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
Major: Animal Science


Jason

Jason Endriss

2007 Horn Section Leader
2006-07 Pep Band Manager

Class: 2008
Hometown: Stacy, Minnesota
College: Industrial and Labor Relations
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations


Becca Foster

2006 Marching Band Head Manager
2005 Horn Section Leader

Class: IC 2007
Hometown:
College:
Major:


Anna

Anna Richardson

2006 Horn Section Leader
Class: 2007
Hometown:
College: Hotel Administration
Major: Hotel Administration


George

George Jin

Class: 2006
Hometown: Hightstown, New Jersey
College: Engineering
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering


Amanda

Amanda Buehler

Class: 2006
Hometown:
College:
Major:


Kaitlin Mallouk

Class: 2005
Hometown: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
College: Engineering
Major: Chemical Engineering


Rachel

Rachel Dunsmoor

2003/04 Horn Co-Section Leader
Class: 2004
College: Industrial and Labor Relations
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations


Patty Reed

Class: 2004
Current City: Rochester, New York