University Bands and Spirit Programs
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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 at exhibition shows for 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 academic discipline.

BUMB Season

The marching band season 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.

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New Look, New Sound

In fall 2008 the band welcomed a new set of Stanbury uniforms to replace our 18-year old uniforms and added a pit "front ensemble" to our signature sound. Performers on all wind instruments, mallet and electronic keyboards, bass guitar and flags/rifles are always welcome, but low brass and color guard are real needs for 2013.

More Marching Band Information is available on this site's Resources Page.


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University Bands and
Spirit Programs

4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Phone: (317) 940-9876
Director: David McCullough