The Northwestern University ‘Wildcat’ Basketball Band is a close-knit ensemble which performs at Welsh-Ryan Arena in support of the B1GCATS basketball teams. Students in NUBB represent many majors from across the university. The ensemble schedule is coordinated to be sensitive to academic priorities, and students each attend one-half of the band's appearances.
All Northwestern students are invited apply for membership; membership in NUMB is not required. The basketball band carries forward many of 's traditions, but it has an attiude of its own.
In addition to supporting women's and men's basketball throughout the regular season, the band also travels to the Big Ten Basketball tournaments and has appeared in post-season NCAA performances.
Daniel J. Farris, director