Marching Band, Basketball Band and the Concert Bands & Jazz
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
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.
The 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 2014-2015 is Wednesday, October 1st in
Lilly Hall room 112 at 4:30 p.m.
Concert & Jazz Bands
For information on our outstanding concert bands and jazz
ensembles visit this web