Representing alumni of all wind and brass ensembles at Northwestern University, the NUMBALUMS were formally established in 1999. This alumni organization not only supports and promotes current students' studies in the band programs at the Bienen School of Music, it is also is a close-knit community of musical friends spanning generations.
NUMBALUMS members have earned a reputation as being among the most highly involved and spirited alumni of the Northwestern family. The NUMBALUMS organization invites members from all wind-based ensembles at Northwestern:
- Symphonic Wind Ensemble
- Symphonic Band
- Concert Band
- Northwestern University ‘Wildcat’ Marching Band
- Northwestern University ‘Wildcat’ Basketball Band
- Waa-Mu Pit Orchestra
- All jazz bands, orchestras, and combos
- All other brass or wind ensembles of the Bienen School of Music
NUMBALUMS membership is free to recent graduates and very affordable thereafter. Members enjoy special opportunities and events, including opportunities to perform together and with select Northwestern Bands.