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.
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.
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