Marching Band and Basketball Band Ensembles
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 campus. Flags,
twirlers, and instrumentalists combine their talents to thrill the
audiences at the Butler Bowl and cheer on the Bulldogs.
Travel and Credit
The band travels frequently to cheer the Bulldogs to victory and
often make special appearances en route. The BUMB also performs
exhibition shows from time to time at area high school marching
band contests. From 1993 to 2005 the Butler University Marching
Band was the host of the Midwest Regional Bands of America Marching
Championship in the RCA Dome and performed in special exhibition.
We continue to assist with the show each year.
Marching Band credit earns a grade for participation, counts as a
PE requirement, and comes with a $100 tuition remission for each
year of participation. The band rehearses 5.5 hours per week and is
a welcome break from the academic day for students of nearly every
The marching band season normally ends in mid-November leaving
students ample time to prepare for the end of the semester. The
marching band is open to students of all majors. Students need only
buy a pair of all-black marching shoes. Uniforms, guard equipment
and instruments (if needed) are provided. More information can be
found on the Resources Page.
The Basketball Band is 100+ members strong and contains some of
Butler's most rabid fans. No band in our conference supports its
teams any better! The play list for the group contains over 100
songs and produces a sound best described as a "50's-90's
Ska/Swing/Pop/Rock & Roll band with a rather large horn
section." The BUBB has twice been the host band for the NCAA Final
Four and follows the Butler basketball teams during postseason
play. The band supported our Bulldogs through their historic
national championship runs in 2010 and 2011, and BUBB is the
reigning Final Four "Battle of the Bands" Champion.
For more information on joining BUBB click HERE, or simply join Marching
Band to be on the early track to Basketball Band. The first
BUBB rehearsal of 2013-2014 is Wednesday, October 2nd in Lilly Hall
room 112 at 5:15 p.m.
More information on