Daniel J. Farris Leads NUMBNUMB is a group of friends who work through sun and rain heavy dew to produce an unparalleled performance. Complementing NUMB’s talented group of directors are students who play a major part on the organization of NUMB, acting as marching instructors, music section leaders, music arrangers and drill writers. Bonds are formed that last a lifetime.

The organization insures that marching band activities do not interfere with academic responsibilities. Members of the “Smartest Band in the Land” take heir studying very seriously. Rehearsals are planned at a time that will not conflict with class studies or prime study time.

Although Northwestern provides students with many niches, there are few other organizations that offer the unique experiences of NUMB — the “Pride and Guts,” the music and the feeling that you have come home every time the Alma Mater swells around you!

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Greetings from the Northwestern University Bands!

Northwestern is a world-​class university that will offer you many great opportunities in and out of your major. One experience which encompasses all corners of campus is the Northwestern University “Wildcat” Marching Band. This organization provides a wonderful opportunity for you to “get away” from the daily grind and meet students from all parts of campus, many of whom will become your closest friends. Flexible scheduling ensures that band activities do not interfere with academic responsibilities and allows you plenty of time to enjoy other college experiences. Big Ten football, a great musical experience, lifelong friends, an opportunity to contribute to and become an important part of Northwestern, and an instant sense of belonging are just some of the things you’ll enjoy when being as a member of NUMB. Join us for the experience of a lifetime!

Daniel J. Farris
Director of Athletic Bands
Northwestern University

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.