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Butler Band Centennial

The Centennial Anniversary of the Butler University Bands is upon us! We have two events planned throughout the 2019-2020 school year to celebrate our 100th Birthday.  


Click the dates below for more details!


If you have specific ideas or suggestions you would like to see implemented for either event - please let us know!  E-mail us!

October 25-26, 2019

We hope you’ll join us from October 25-26, 2019 to celebrate with the Butler University Marching Band (BUMB) the centenary of the band with a reunion social, a Butler Home football game, and all of the university sponsored homecoming activities! A schedule and registration forms will go out soon, but be sure to check this page, the band alumni newsletters, and the Butler University Band Alumni Facebook Group for more updates. Below is a rough idea of a schedule:


Friday, October 25

(evening) Welcome Reunion Social Gathering (location, TBD)


Saturday, October 26

8:00am - Rehearsal in Butler Bowl

10:30am - Rehearal ends

11:00am - Homecoming Parade

12:00pm - Food with Band Alumni/Parents

1:00pm - Kickoff (Jacksonville vs. Butler)

April 24 - 26, 2020

In April is a Gala Performance featuring the Butler University Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band performing in Clowes Memorial Hall.  This event will feature World Premiere Performances, Guest Conductors, Former Directors, as well as Distinguished Alumni.  Below is a rough draft of the schedule:

Friday, April 24, 2020

(evening): Welcome Reception, (location TBD)


Saturday, April 25

(day) - Open Rehearsal with Guest Conductors

(evening) - Formal Dinner Banquet


Sunday, April 26

2:00pm - Concert