Less than 72 hours after stepping on campus as a freshman, I knew the words (and trombone part!) to the Alma Mater, "Go U," and the slightly more obscure alternative fight song, "Push On." Why? Well, it was band camp! For cues on school spirit, I had 150 new friends to set the example.
I loved my classes, professors, and classmates in Medill, but it was the Northwestern University Marching Band (NUMBALUMS) that stoked my purple pride then and now.
I'm proud to be on the NUMBALUMS board, and I give to Northwestern through the Northwestern Bands "Push On" Fund to help establish an endowment for NUMB. I want to ensure that future generations of students share the joys of representing their university through music, enthusiasm, and sheer P&G (that's PRIDE AND GUTS). Go 'Cats!