- The band was formed in 1920 as a military band under the direction of Dr. Frederick Hard.
- Maynard J. Klein became director in 1936.
- John J. Morrissey became the director for 30 years beginning in 1938.
- The colorguard was first introduced in 1938.
- The band was dissolved in the mid-1970s, shortly after the closure of Tulane Stadium.
- The band began its revival in 2004 with the help of SoundWave, the student-run pep band.
- In response to student and alumni interest, the university administration hired Barry Spanier in 2004. The current uniform design was adopted.
- As a result of Hurricane Katrina, the band's planned debut in the fall of 2005 was postponed.
- The band formally debuted in the Krewe of Alla Mardi Gras parade in 2006.
- The TUMB Mardi Gras doubloon was introduced in 2007.
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