Category Archives: Marching Band

Community of Awesome #234: Stony Brook Standing Tall

#234: Stony Brook Standing Tall.


The Stony Brook University Marching Band is no stranger to the Community of Awesome, and their halftime performance at the football game on Saturday was truly touching. Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 1st, the student leadership called each and every member of the band to check in on their families and let them know the show will go on – but it will be special. The band stood in solidarity with those struggling throughout New York and Long Island, making a giant heart on the field that stretched 50 yards during halftime. Stony Brook University stands tall with our community, and we will all get through this together.


Source: Stony Brook University Community of Awesome

Thank You for Coming Back to the Brook!

Wolfstock 2012

Dear Alumni and Friends,

It was great to see you and so many other alumni, faculty, students, neighbors and friends last Saturday at Homecoming!

Over 1,900 attended the barbeque and 10,000 packed the stadium and cheered the Seawolves onto an exciting win.

By the way, this Saturday, the Seawolves take on Army at West Point at 12 pm on CBS Sports Network.

Go Seawolves!

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Matthew Colson
Executive Director, Alumni Relations
Stony Brook University

P.S. Check out the Wolfstock 2012 photos here!

The Alumni Stop By Band Camp… with Ice Cream! (8/22/2012)

The Alumni Stop By Band Camp… with Ice Cream! (8/22/2012).

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, some of the Alumni got together to treat the Spirit of Stony Brook to ice cream sandwiches made fresh for the occasion by the Ice Cream Cottage in Mastic, Long Island. With a band with more than 180 members, the students have been at band camp since Tuesday, August 21, meeting each other and learning to work as a team before the Freshman convocation this Friday and the first football game of the season on Saturday, September 1, vs. Central Connecticut. … 

Read more and see photos on the Spirit of Stony Brook Alumni page.  Thank you dedicated Stony Brook University alumni volunteers!

Stony Brook University Marching Band Alumni Award 2012

Stony Brook University Marching Band Alumni Award 2012.

Posted by Stony Brook University Athletic Bands Alumni Group on April 13, 2012

Once a year, we the alumni group, offer up the opportunity for current band members to win a scholarship.

You can find further information below:

Alumni Award Application

The alumni of the Stony Brook University Athletic Bands have created this award as a way of supporting and encouraging current members.  The camaraderie, musicianship, leadership, and the spirit of the band that you all experience now, has touched and changed each of our lives as well.  For this reason we would like to recognize those members of the band who exemplify these qualities and are committed to helping keep these values strong by teaching those around them . 

Big South Championship Game: Stony Brook Football vs. Liberty 11/19


Stony Brook Football vs. Liberty  Sat, 19 Nov, 2011 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM 

Battle for the Big South Championship!


Winner advances to the NCAA Playoffs 

Special Promotions

  • Veterans Celebration Day
  • Fan Appreciation Day
  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Canned Food Drive

TV:   Flames Sports Network

Tickets are On Sale Now at

Get Your Red On, It’s What We Do! 

Visit Stony Brook Athletics site for the most up-to-date game information. 


Alumni Spotlight!!!! – Marching Band

Alumni Spotlight!!!!

Posted by Stony Brook University Athletic Bands Alumni Group on October 20, 2011

Every so often, one of our alumni do something awesome and we just have to spread the word. In this particular instance Geoff Bansen made the news….or rather he made the weather….well you see where I’m going with this.

Bansen appeared on Pix 11 morning news to speak about his activities with the American Cancer Society and also had a chance to do the weather.

Good Job Bansen!!!!

Check out the link/video below.

Friday Forecaster, 10/14/11

67th Annual NYC Columbus Day Parade – Featuring the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band

Stony Brook’s marching band hits the bigtime with Columbus Day Parade appearance


Stony Brook’s marching band hits the bigtime with Columbus Day Parade appearance
President Stanley, Richard T. Nasti to lead SBU contingent in televised event
Being invited to march in the historic parade shows just how far the band has come since its inception. From an initial group of 17 students in 2006, the organization today has about 150 members and includes a color guard and dance team.
The honor of being selected for the parade comes with a $20,000 scholarship gift sponsored by the Columbus Citizens Foundation, a cultural and philanthropic organization with a deep commitment to education. “We are excited to be participating in this prestigious parade, but, more importantly, the parade committee will be sponsoring a four-year scholarship for a Stony Brook student,” says Director John Leddy.
Leading the Stony Brook procession down Fifth Avenue will be Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University, Richard T. Nasti (’78), a member of the Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees and Senior VP and CFO of H. J. Kalikow & Co., and Stony Brook’s mascot, Wolfie. The Spirit of Stony Brook consists of approximately 150 band members including a Dance Team and Color Guard. The Parade will be broadcast live from Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on WABC-TV from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST. sb/features-band.shtml
Live Stream on October 10 12 noon to 3PM W-ABC
Rebroadcast on PBS Sunday, October 16 at 9am.

Stony Brook University Athletic Bands Website 
Stony Brook Athletic Bands Alumni Website & Facebook Page links

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