University Bands and Spirit Programs

Welcome to the Butler Athletic Bands

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We invite you to become part of the Butler University Marching Band and Colorguard (BUMB), and the Butler University Basketball Band (BUBB). We are looking for talented performers on any wind or percussion instrument, guitar, bass guitar, mallet or electronic keyboards, flag/colorguard, twirlers or dancers. We want YOU to be a part of this exciting and fun group, and our experienced band staff will help in any way possible to make that happen!

The BUMB is a great way to make 100+ friends in a hurry, and participation fulfills your core Physical Well Being PE requirement. You have to take a gym class sometime and you receive a $100.00 tuition reduction for participating in the BUMB. No other gym class at Butler does that!

Rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Our season ends some six weeks or so before finals, so rehearsal times get put back into your "I decide how to use it" schedule just when you need it most!

There is no "Band Camp" or other reason you need to come to campus early.  The first rehearsal is simply on the first day of classes.  We do ask that you follow our "Preseason Technique Program" this summer.  Doing so really helps us get started with a good solid sound.  Both the band's fall schedule and the Technique Program can be found under "Forms and Resources."

The Basketball Band (BUBB) is 100+ members strong and contains some of Butler's most rabid fans. The play list for the group contains over 180 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 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.

So, how do I join?

Register for band and colorguard/flagline (PWB 140) during your New Student Registration visit to campus. Remember the band when you're planning your schedule. It's easier to build fun into your academic routine right from the beginning than to change your class schedule later!

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