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 Schedule

as of 2/1/2017
8/20 Drumline Reports for Camp
8/26 Band Reports for Camp
9/2 vs. Nevada
9/12 March Through the Arch
9/14 Evanston Day
9/16 vs. Bowling Green
10/6 Homeoming Parade & Pep Rally
10/7 vs. Penn State
10/21 vs. Iowa
10/27 vs. Michigan State
(Friday evening)
11/4 AT Nebraska
11/11 vs. Purdue
Family Weekend
10/27 vs. Minnesota
10/2 B1G Championship
Indianapolis, Ind.
Bowl Trip

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.