University Bands and Spirit Programs

Marching Band, Basketball Band and the Concert Bands & Jazz Ensembles

Marching Band

The Butler University Marching Band (BUMB), directed by David McCullough, is one of the university's most visible ensembles and is truly the "Spirit Center" of the band program and the campus. Flags, twirlers, and instrumentalists combine their talents to thrill the audiences at the Butler Bowl and cheer on the Bulldogs.

Credit & Tuition Reduction

Marching Band counts as a core Physical Well Being (PWB) PE requirement and comes with a $100 tuition remission for each year of participation. The band rehearses just 6 hours per week and is a welcome break from the academic day for students of nearly every academic discipline.

BUMB Season

The marching band season normally ends in mid-November leaving students with ample time to prepare for finals at the end of the semester. The marching band is open to students of all majors. Students need only a pair of all-black marching shoes. Uniforms, guard equipment and instruments (if needed) are provided. More information can be found on the Forms and Resources Page.

Basketball Band

Butler vs. UTEPThe Basketball Band is 100+ members strong and contains Butler's most rabid fans. The BUBB play list contains over 180 songs and produces a sound best described as a "50's-90's Ska/Swing/Rock & Roll band with a rather large horn section." The BUBB follows the Butler basketball teams during postseason play and supported our Bulldogs through their historic national championship runs in 2010 and 2011.  In 2011 Butler was the defending Final Four "Battle of the Bands" Champion having won that distinction in 2010.

For more information on joining BUBB click HERE, or simply join Marching Band to be on the early track to the Butler Basketball Band.  The first BUBB rehearsal of 2015-2016 is Wednesday, September 31st in Lilly Hall room 112 at 4:45 p.m.

Concert & Jazz Bands

For information on our outstanding concert bands and jazz ensembles visit this web page.