The Harvard Band is entirely student-run, from the writing of halftime shows to the arrangements of music to administrative work and financial planning. Members are eligible for a staff position after one semester's time in the Band, which means early leadership opportunities for freshmen.
The five members of Senior Staff make sure the Band is in the right place at the right time--all the time.
Besides the five Senior Staff positions, there are over 20 other staff positions to make sure that the finer details of the Band's operations don't slip through any cracks. New members are eligible to run for a staff position after their first football season--in fact, most of the positions are held by freshmen and sophomores--and it is a great way to serve as a leader in an organization very early in your Harvard career. Here's just a few of the positions available on junior staff:
- Section leaders
- Trips manager
- Music librarians
- Instrument manager