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
12/13 B1G Championship
(Indianapolis, IN)
TBA Football Bowl Trip

The Buzz

20162017 NUMB Schedule Announced

MAY 18, 2016EVANSTON, ILL. — The performance and rehearsal schedule for the 20162017 Northwestern University “Wildcat” Marching Band has been announced. It will be an exciting season that includes a road trip to Ohio and visits from the Nebraska and Illinois State Marching Bands.

These performances, rehearsals, and events are expected attendance events for all marching band members, who should register now to participate in the 20162017 season.