Voice of the Wildcat Band
Voice of Northwestern Women's Basketball
Pete Friedmann's record-breaking tenure as Voice of the “Wildcat” Marching Band — longer than any other announcer in NUMB's history — began in 1981. Remarkably, during this time he has never missed a performance by NUMB, including home games, away games, bowl games and pep rallies. An independent consultant in public relations, marketing, and communications, Friedmann also is a recognized announcer and voice-over artist. Previously, he held positions in public relations, government affairs, community relations, and public policy advocacy communications with the American Medical Association, Baxter International Inc., the Illinois State Medical Society and the Alliance of American Insurers.Pete began his career as a broadcast journalist at WJOL-AM/WLLI-FM in Joliet, Illinois. He has long been active as a volunteer and leader in Northwestern alumni activities and is a recipient of the Northwestern Alumni Association's prestigious Alumni Service Award. In 2013 he was made an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia by the Iota Chapter at Northwestern. Friedmann also has been the announcer for the Wheaton (Illinois) Municipal Band since 1982 and Northwestern Women's Basketball since 2011. He served as arena announcer for the 2013 and 2015 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournaments, and in 2015 he became the back-up announcer for the WNBA's Chicago Sky.
Director of Digital Media and Photography
Daniel M. Reck is a music educator and composer, graphic artist, and photographer published by forzandoArts. He completed his Master of Science in Education degree at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy.
Serving the Northwestern University bands as Director of Digital Media and Photography, he is also a NUMBALUM, having played clarinet and alto saxophone in the program. Daniel's photography has been selected by the Smithsonian Institution for inclusion in an exhibit exploring how American communities coalesce around their local sports teams.
Daniel has conducted bands at Ball State University and Monmouth College, as well as at DePauw University, where he was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science and music. He was a marching instructor at Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois and has conducted ensembles in venues throughout the United States and Europe. He directs the Shadows of Bronze, a trio featuring music for handbells, winds, and keyboards.