The Finest Band in the Land

Art in motion, energy in every step, the Northwestern University “Wildcat” Marching Band (NUMB) has been recognized as one of the finest collegiate marching bands in the country for its display of intricate music, original drill and traditions that span more than half a century. NUMB hosts a cast of players representing every school, major, and residence hall on campus.



20162017 Performances

9/3 vs. Western Michigan
9/10 vs. Illinois State
9/13 March Through the Arch
9/15 Evanston Day Pep Rally
9/16 Purple Pride
(Martin Stadium)
9/17 vs. Duke
9/19 President's Wildcat Welcome Convocation
9/24 vs. Nebraska
10/21 Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally
10/22 vs. Indiana
10/27 AT Ohio State
(Columbus, OH)
11/5 vs. Wisconsin
11/26 vs. Illinois
12/28 Pinstripe Bowl
vs. Pittsburg
(New York, NY)

The Buzz

Voice of the Band Pete Friedmann ’79 Honored With Concert, Fanfare

AUGUST 3, 2016EVANSTON, ILL. — Pete Friedmann ’79 will be honored by the Wheaton Municipal Band tomorrow evening as they perform “The Friedmann Fanfare” during an entire concert dedicated to celebrating his 35th season as their announcer.

Friedmann auditioned for the announcer role 35 years ago after being ‘discovered’ by Wheaton Municipal Band Music Director Bruce Moss” when Friedman became the Voice of the the Northwestern University “Wildcat” Marching Band in 1981, reports Eric Schelkopf in today’s Suburban Life newspaper.