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Bearcat Marching Band: "The Musical Pride of Northwest"


Bearcat Marching Band Camp
August 8-16, 2022

Online registration for the 2022 BMB Preseason Camps is closed. Please contact us at with any questions.

Performing for more than 50,000 adoring fans annually, the Bearcat Marching Band is one of the most visible student organizations at Northwest and its membership includes students from nearly every major field of study within the University. Since the mid 1920's the university bands have presented thrilling, innovative, and exciting performances for the Four State Area (Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska). That pioneering tradition continues to this day.

The Bearcat Marching Band, including the BMB Drumline, Northwest Colorguard, Bearcat Steppers, and Featured Twirlers, performs for all home football games, the Homecoming Parade, at Arrowhead Stadium (home of the Kansas City Chiefs) and in exhibition for numerous regional high school marching band festivals.


Dr. Kathryn Strickland
Director of Athletic Bands | Assistant Professor of Music