Butler University Athletic Bands

Participating in one of Butler’s Athletic Bands is an experience unlike any other.

We give you the opportunity to balance all of your passions while providing a first-class musical experience and an instant sense of belonging and family.

marching band color guard leading the band

Be a part of the family.

The Butler University Marching Band and Color Guard (BUMB) and the The Basketball Band (BUBB) make up Butler’s Athletic Bands. 

The BUMB is an organization predicated on lasting friendships and living The Butler Way from your first days on campus. The BUMB performs at each Butler Home Football Game as well as local high school festivals. We perform four to five different halftime shows per season. Recent Halftime Shows have included themes such as: Latin, Funk and Soul, Emo, Patriotic Tribute, and Swing. We strive to entertain in a new way each and every performance.

The Basketball Band (BUBB) has more than 100 members and contains some of Butler’s most enthusiastic fans. The 70+ song playlist for the group contains pieces from many genres including music from the ’50s to now, Ska, Swing, Pop, and Rock and Roll, among others. BUBB follows the Butler Basketball teams during postseason play and supported our Bulldogs through their historic national championship runs in 2010 and 2011. The Butler Basketball Band is a Final Four “Battle of the Bands” Champion!

Interested in joining?

We are always looking for talented performers on wind and percussion instruments, electric guitar, bass guitar, synth/electronic keyboards, flag/color guard, and twirlers! We want you to be a part of this exciting and fun group, and our experienced faculty and staff will help in any way possible to make that happen!