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From Facebook and Twitter, to the blogosphere and printed newspapers (and even Wheel of Fortune!), here's the all buzz about the Northwestern Bands.

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.

Lake the PostsCurrent 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.

Push On!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.

Wheel of FortuneApril 21, 2008 — EVANSTON, ILL. — The Chicago audience cheered as the Northwestern University "Wildcat" Marching Band debuted on the long-running and popular game show, Wheel of Fortune.  The programs featuring the Wildcat Band will appear on network stations throughout the country and around the globe next week, from Monday, Apr. 28 to Friday, May 2.

Big Ten NetworkSeptember 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.