Bands Summer Newsletter
Greetings from Northwestern University Bands! Northwestern is a world-
class university that will offer you many great opportunities in and out of
One experience that encompasses all corners of campus is the Northwestern
University "Wildcat" Marching Band (NUMB). This organization
provides a wonderful opportunity for you to get away from the daily grind
and meet students from all parts of campus, many of whom will become your
closest friends. Flexible scheduling ensures that band activities do not
interfere with academic responsibilities and allows you plenty of time to
enjoy other college experiences.
Big Ten football, a great musical experience, lifelong friends, an opportunity
to contribute to and become an important part of Northwestern, and an
instant sense of belonging are just some of the things you'll enjoy when being
as a member of NUMB. Also exciting for the Fall of 2011 is the debut of
Please fill out and return the enclosed form to participate in our band
program next fall. I also encourage you to visit NUMB's web site at
numb.northwesternbands.org where you can find more information and
register online. If you have any questions please feel free to call the
Northwestern Band Office at 847-491-3412.
Daniel J. Farris
Director of Athletic Bands
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Bands at Northwestern Audition
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble (MWF s
Marching Band and Basketball Band require no
2:10 - 4:10 p.m.) is a highly select group of formal audition, except for part placement.
approximately fifty players made up largely of Previous performance experience on your
graduate students and junior and senior respective instrument is expected. The drumline
undergraduates from the School of Music. holds auditions before camp begins.
Competition is keen, and even outstanding
players require ensemble performance experience For Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic
to qualify. Dr. Mallory Thompson, conductor. Band, pool auditions are required at the beginning
of each quarter. Contact the Music Performance
Studies Office for more information: 847-491-7228.
The Symphonic Band (T/TH 2:10-4:10 p.m.)
is composed primarily of music majors and a Concert Band auditions take place at the
small number of students from other schools beginning of the Fall and Winter quarters.
who qualify for membership based of their Contact Mr. Farris at 847-491-4751, d-farris@
audition. The band plays music of the highest northwestern.edu for more information.
For more information,
caliber and is greatly respected for its
musicianship. Dr. Tim Robblee, conductor.
Northwestern Bands Drumline
The Concert Band (T/TH 4:20-6:00 p.m.) Pride . . . Guts . . . Precision . . .
provides an excellent performing experience for Find out what it's like to be a part of the hard
60 Arts Circle Dr. interested and qualified students from any school hitting, fun-loving, excellence-driven NUMB
Evanston, IL 60208 in the University. It numbers approximately fifty Drumline. We are committed to pushing ourselves
members and presents one concert per quarter. and each other to achieve excellence in our
Mr. Dan Farris, conductor. individual and group performances. By joining the
847-491-3412 Drumline you will meet some of the most
interesting and friendly people at Northwestern
The Marching Band (M/W/F 4:00-6:00 and gain a sense of spirit and pride only achieved
FAX: p.m.; TH 7:00-9:00 p.m.) is an all-University through NUMB. Whatever your skill level, we are
847-467-2364 organization that combines marching precision willing to work with you to develop your talents
and exceptional playing ability in a finely and find the best fit for you! Auditions are held in
E-MAIL: polished and spirited unit. Made up of the spring and summer by appointment. For more
Director of Athletic interested and qualified students from any school information contact Instructor Dave Eisenreich
Bands Dan Farris at in the University, the band performs for all home (firstname.lastname@example.org), assistant captains
football games and one away game each season. Matthew Strumpf and Justin Lueker (contact
Mr. Dan Farris, director. information on page 3).
The Basketball Band (F 4:30-6:00 p.m.) Guard
performs at all home men's and women's
Learn more about basketball games. It is open to all interested and
The NU Colorguard incorporates flag and dance
work to add colorful visual effects to NUMB's
NUMB qualified students from any school in the
half-time shows. Maintaining a deep tradition, the
on the web: color guard also carries Big Ten Conference flags
during every pregame show. The unit consists of
many friendly and outgoing people who become
For other opportunities offered to the best of friends. While there are no formal
northwesternbands. auditions; guard and/or dance experience is
non-music majors, visit: preferred, but not required. If you have any
questions or want to learn more about guard,
music.northwestern.edu/academics/ contact captains Rachel Marsiglio or Robyn
ensembles/majors-non-majors/index.html Hund. (contact information on page 3).
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Frequently Asked Questions
When does NUMB rehearse?
The "Wildcat" Marching Band rehearses from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Long Field or the Field Hockey
Field and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the indoor football
facility. We also have a rehearsal/warm-up on Saturday of game days.
Will I have time for NUMB with my busy academic c
Yes! This seems to be the most common concern among NU students.
Perhaps a better question is "Do I really want to end my association
with band after so many years of dedication and training?" NUMB has
members in each of NU's six schools. They welcome the change of pace
and the occasion to interact with students from the entire campus. They
also find that the experience in NUMB can lead to leadership roles and
2011 Student Leadership many other experiences which help prepare them for their careers. The
opportunity to participate in a highly respected university organization
of national reputation which offers social activity, musical enjoyment,
D rum M ajor and many personal rewards is yours and available uniquely to members
Michael San Gabino (email@example.com) of NUMB.
Molly Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) When are the performances?
Sarah Sanders (email@example.com) NUMB performs for all home football games when school is in session.
In addition, we also take a trip to an away Big 10 game each year and
Clarinet perform our Homecoming Pep Rally concert, March Thru The Arch
Isabel Abbott (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kid’s Fare.
Mesum Matheson (email@example.com)
Jonathan Forman (firstname.lastname@example.org) Do I have to audition?
Alto Saxophone All Northwestern students with previous band experience are eligible to
John Michael Kelly (email@example.com) join NUMB. Auditions are for the drumline, drum majors and
Ksjusha Povod (kseniyaPovod2012@u.northwestern.edu) leadership positions. Some sections have part assignment auditions
Tenor Saxophone which occur during band camp.
Mary Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Margaret Koeppel (email@example.com) Is there a Band Camp?
M ellophone Yes, camp occurs the week before Wildcat Welcome Week. This is our
Peter Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org) chance to come together as a band, learning the basic fundamentals of
Will Ritter (WRitter17@gmail.com) marching and music, as well as the history and traditions of one of the
oldest marching bands in the country. Most importantly, before you
even move into your dorm, you will be familiar with over 150 other faces.
Jenna Lebersfeld (email@example.com)
Alex Repucci (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Can I be in NUMB and other ensembles?
Trombone Many students participate in marching band and a concert or jazz
Alex Gough (email@example.com) group. Rehearsals usually do not conflict.
Alex Straley (firstname.lastname@example.org
Baritone Can you get credit for NUMB?
Tyler Fisher (TylerFisher2014@u.northwestern.edu) Yes, NUMB is a .5 credit course.
Jacob Hawk (email@example.com) Will I be able to borrow an instrument?
Tim Lawler (TimothyLawler2012@u.northwestern.edu) Yes. Sousaphones, mellophones, baritones, percussion and other large
Dominic Macanas (firstname.lastname@example.org) instruments will be provided. Smaller instruments are available upon
Justin Lueker (email@example.com)
Matt Strumpf (firstname.lastname@example.org) What are my expenses?
All uniforms, trips, camps and meals are provided by the band. Band
Colorguard members must buy ($30) spats, gloves, baseball cap, and a NUMB
Robyn Hund (email@example.com) T-shirt to wear under their uniform and must have black shoes.
Rachel Marsiglio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
B and Camp Schedule 2 011 Performance Schedule
( all times and places are subject to revision)
D ate/Time Place Event
Sunday, September 4: Sat., Sept. 10, 2:30 p.m. Ryan Field Home – Eastern IL
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration, instrument and uniform H.S. Band Day
checkout, move into temporary housing:
Sargeant Hall Tues., Sept. 13, TBA Deering Meadow March to the Arch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Welcome meeting, all members and staff.
Regenstein Recital Hall Sat., Sept. 17, 1:00 p.m Lakeside Field NU vs. Army
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Sectionals - Locations TBA Pep rally & viewing party
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Full Music Rehearsal, Reg. 011
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner Mon., Sept. 19, 10:00 a.m SPAC Convocation
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Marching rehearsal, location TBA (returning members only)
9:30 pm Announcements & "assorted fun"
Sat., Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. Trienens Hall Kids Fare Concert
M onday-Thursday, September 6 - 8:
Sun. Sept. 25, 3:15 p.m. Solder Field Bears vs. Packers-HOLD
8:30 am - 11:30 am Rehearsal, location TBA
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
Sun., Oct 2, noon Solder Field Bears vs. Carolina-HOLD
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Sectionals - Locations TBA
3:00 - 4:30 pm Full Music Rehearsal, Reg. 011
Sat., Oct. 8, 6:00 p.m. Ryan Field Home – Michigan
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Rehearsal, location TBA
Sat., Oct. 15, 6:00 p.m. Univ. of Iowa Away trip
Iowa City, IA
Friday, September 9:
am Move into permanent housing Fri., Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m. Deering Meadow Homecoming Parade
2:30 - 4:30 pm Rehearsal, location TBA 7:30 p.m. Evanston Concert/Pep Rally
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Rehearsal, location TBA Sat., Oct. 22, 6:00 p.m. Ryan Field Homecoming – Penn St.
Saturday, September 10 - Game D ay!: Sat, Nov. 12 Ryan Field Home – Rice
10:30 am Rehearsal with high school bands Family Weekend
1:30 pm Wildcat Alley Concert
2:30 pm Kickoff, NU vs. Eastern Illinois Sat., Nov. 19 Ryan Field Home – Minnesota
Sunday, September 11: Sat., Nov. 26 Ryan Field Home – Michigan St.
1:00 pm - ? "R & R": NUMB Picnic, Regenstein lawn
TBA Post season bowl game
M onday, September 12:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Rehearsal, location TBA
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Rehearsal, location TBA
Tuesday, September 13: Contact the N U Band Office at 847-491-3412
TBA - Rehearsal, location TBA
TBA – March to the Arch
Friday, September 16:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Rehearsal, location TBA
Saturday, September 17:
TBA, afternoon performance at NU vs. Army viewing party
Sunday, September 18:
TBA or no rehearsal
M onday, Sept. 19:
10:00 am Convocation at SPAC (formers only)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Rehearsal, location TBA
Regular rehearsal schedule (MWF 4:00-6:00 p.m.,
TH 7:00-9:00 p.m.) begins on Wednesday, Sept. 21st.
2011 NUMB RETURN BY July 29 to:
Participation Form Northwestern Bands
60 Arts Circle Dr.
PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY! Regenstein Hall, Rm. 046
You may also complete at numb.northwesternbands.org Evanston, IL 60208-2400
Date_____________________ E-mail: email@example.com
Name___________________________________________Student I.D. #____________________________
City, State, Zip_____________________________________________________
Home Ph# (______)____________________________Cell Ph# (______)_____________________________
Campus Address____________________________________Campus Ph#___________________________
City, State, Zip_____________________________________________________
School_____________________________Year_____________ Sex: M/F Birth Date_____/_____/_____
(Music, Tech, etc.) (Fr., So., Jr., Sr.)
Need to borrow? Y /N Need to borrow? Y / N
Other ensembles you are interested in:
_____ Basketball Band _____ Concert Band
(see sizing chart on reverse side) T-Shirt size ___________
_____ I need to be issued a new uniform. (Please provide the information below)
_____ I want the same size uniform as last year
Sleeve___________in. Inseam ___________in.
Chest ___________in. Head Circumference ___________in.
Waist ___________in. Glove size: S M L XL