About

The Northwestern University Drumline is an affiliated organization of the Northwestern University Marching Band, now in our 105th year of performance.

We are a close-knit group of performers brought together by our love of rhythm and marching percussion. Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences and learn a great deal from each other as musicians and individuals. We pride ourselves on our dedication to the group and to one another, and we can all testify to the invaluable and rewarding experience being in Chicago’s Big Ten Drumline can be.

We have pride: Our work commands the respect of ourselves and of those around us.

We are victorious: No matter what happens on the field, we ensure victory by persevering on the field and off.

We have honor: We hold our own work and effort in high regard, and make every effort to ensure that the line as a whole is working at its best.