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Pete Friedmann

Pete Friedmann '79

Voice of the Wildcat Band
Voice of Northwestern Women's Basketball

Contact Mr. Friedmann

Pete Friedmann's record-‚Äčbreaking 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-‚Äčover 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.

Friedmann also is the Voice of Wildcat Women's Basketball, announcing all home games since 2011. 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. He is an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, inducted by the Iota Chapter at Northwestern. Friedmann also has been the announcer for the Wheaton (Illinois) Municipal Band since 1982. He served as arena announcer for 2018, 2017, 2015 and 2013 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournaments and is scheduled to repeat that role in 2019.

Daniel M. Reck

Daniel M. Reck '08 MSEd

Director of Digital Services

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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 Services, he is also a NUMBALUM, having played clarinet and alto saxophone in the program. Daniel previously contributed as the bands' Director of Photography, and his images have 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 currently serves as executive director of Sound Curiosity, a non-profit organization that promotes music and STEM learning.

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