NUMBALUMS (Northwestern University Marching and Band Alumni)
Welcome to the website of the NUMBALUMS, the alumni club for the Northwestern University Marching and Band Alumni.
To pay dues and register as a NUMBALUM, please click here.
Whether you’re a diehard at Homecoming every year, or looking back on your time in NUMB for the first time in decades, take a look around and connect with us! You’ll find the latest information on upcoming events, club news (including links to the most recent Growl, the club’s biannual newsletter), membership benefits, and more. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Pride & Guts!
Formally established in 1999, the NUMBALUMS is one of the largest and most active of the NAA national clubs. The NUMBALUMS have a reputation for being among the most involved and school-spirited alumni in the Northwestern community. Benefits of membership include:
- Invitations to annual and special events, including marching with NUMB at Homecoming;
- Eligibility to run for office and vote at the NUMBALUMS Annual Meeting, as well as to bring matters before the Board of Directors;
- Enrichment and networking opportunities;
- Subscription to the biannual NUMBALUMS newsletter, “The Growl;”
- Subscription to Halftime Magazine, a bimonthly print publication for the marching arts; and
- Supporting and promoting the efforts of participating band groups, the Bienen School of Music, and Northwestern Athletics.
Examples ofparticipating band groups include:
- the Northwestern Wildcat Marching Band,
- the Concert Band,
- the Symphonic Band,
- the Symphonic Wind Ensemble,
- all jazz bands,
- the Basketball Band,
- the Waa-Mu Pit Orchestra, and
- any other brass or wind ensembles in the Bienen School of Music.
Membership dues are used to fund projects and events for both alumni and current NUMB students, including equipment and events. The annual fee is $20 for a rolling individual membership ($35 for family membership); join online now! (You must have or create an NAA profile.) If you graduated in the last five years or more than 50 years ago, membership is free.
Updated December 12, 2012