'The Buzz' Blog
All the buzz about the Northwestern University "Wildcat" Marching and Basketball Bands.
February 24, 2010 — EVANSTON, ILL. — For the third time this broadcast season, The Big Ten Network will feature the Northwestern University "Wildcat" Marching Band today in a 30-minute special called Gameday. The program will air at 2 p.m. CT; the network is available on most cable and satellite TV providers.
Big Ten Network crews followed NUMB during the 2009 band camp in August. They also filmed the band in performance at last October's homecoming game, which also included the NUMBALUMS, the band's alumni association. While on campus, Big Ten Networked interviewed the Wildcat Band's director, Daniel J. Farris, as well as several of the band's members.
September 5, 2009 — EVANSTON, ILL. — The Wildcats' Growl silenced the Tigers' roar as Northwestern's football team flattened Towson by a score of 47-17. Northwestern's score was its best in a season opener since 1944.
Current and alumni members of the Northwestern University "Wildcat" Marching Band played from the Ryan Field stands, and the NUMB Drumline performed on the field. NUMBALUM Brittany Petersen (J09), a recent member of the band's SpiriTeam, discussed the early-season appearances of NUMB on the Lake the Posts football blog.
May 1, 2008 — EVANSTON, ILL. — Folks who go wild whenever the Northwestern University 'Wildcat' Marching Band strikes up a fancy drum line cadence between plays or makes precision forms during halftime at Ryan Field finally have something to satisfy their NUMB desires. Push On!, the latest installment in a series of recordings featuring the Wildcat Band, is now available.
September 27, 2007 — EVANSTON, ILL. — The Big Ten Network, which now televises most Wildcat football games, will feature the Northwestern University "Wildcat" Marching Band (NUMB) in their weekly Friday Night Tailgate broadcast on Friday, Sept. 28 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. CT.The Big Ten Network has been featuring a different conference school each week throughout the late summer and fall, and this week is Northwestern University's turn. The network's production crew attended NUMB's rehearsal on Wednedsay while the band prepared it's halftime show, which will include highlights from Leonard bernstein's classic, West Side Story, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in production this year.