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Welcome to the home of the
Northern Illinois University Huskie Alumni Marching Band

For over 100 years, the NIU Huskie Band along with the Silverettes, Color Guard, Flags, Mascots, and Twirlers have wowed crowds all over the country with our music and performances. We've supported our school, athletics, and programs and have been an exciting part of NIU history. During our college days, we worked hard and were the heart and the "Pride of the Midwest". After graduation, we became Alumni to our great school.

As Alumni, we still embody all of the spirit and pride we had before but, we've lacked organization as a group. Now, the Alumni Band has a new home here at NIU. With the aid of the NIU Alumni Association, a group of band members spanning decades of the band have come together and helped form an Alumni Affinity group for the band. It's called the NIU Huskie Marching Band Alumni Council.

The Alumni Council works on behalf of all former members of the band to support the interests of the NIU Huskie Marching Band and advance the interests of Marching Band alumni.

This is your resource for the latest news and happenings within the Alumni Band. Reconnect with the band.

Upcoming Events

2014 NIU Marching Band Alumni - Click to see full size image.

NIU's Homecoming
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Join us in Filling the Field! ...with 118!
Just as we did last year, Alumni will be performing a short drill on the field at halftime (as well as pre-game and post-game performances)! Those interested in marching the drill will be required to practice on Friday evening (Tentative plans: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Stadium or the Chessick Practice Center - TBA). Details coming in your email and/or snail mail.
Click here to Register Online

After the game, you and your guests for the day are invited to attend the Alumni Band Afterglow Party at the DeKalb ELKS Club for refreshments, socializing, and reminiscing with fellow band Alumni. There will be pizza and beer nuggets with a cash bar. $10 per person age 13 and over. Kids 12 and under free.

Our School Songs

Alma Mater

Hail to Thee our Alma Mater
Ever shall we praise your name
Here, we proudly lift our voices
Thousands strong we sing your fame
Free, steadfast, devoted, true
We will always stand by you
Let our cheers resound for Northern
Hail, N.I.U.

Huskie Fight Song

Huskies, come on you Huskies
and make a score or two
Huskies, you're Northern Huskies
the team to pull us through
Forward, together forward
there's victory in view
Come on you Huskies, Fight on you Huskies
and win for N.I.U.

Visit the Downloads section to download the words.