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.

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New Drum Majors Kick Off Season Tomorrow

Major Majors

August 29, 2014EVANSTON, ILL. — They toss their maces into the air, squinting against the sun. In perfect form, Drum Majors Elisabeth Sladek ’16 and Emily Liquin ’16 catch the heavy bits of spinning metal and march on.

They, along with the rest of the Northwestern University ‘Wildcat’ Marching Band, are putting the final touches on tomorrow’s debut performance of the fall 2014 season.

Doing the backbend in front of that many people is going to be pretty nerve-​wracking though,” says Liquin, who was appointed to the podium in April. Saturday will be her first full field performance.

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