Tulane University Bands

The Spirit of the Green Wave

Call for Mardi Gras Volunteers!

Calling all TUMB friends, family, alumni, and fans!

The TUMB is looking for volunteers to join us on the parade route for our 2019 Mardi Gras season! You can help the band get down the routes safely by assisting with crowd control, distributing water and snacks to the band, and participating in the biggest party in the world!

Volunteers are selected on a first-come-first-served basis.

2019 Parades

Saturday, February 16 - Krewe of Poseidon, Slidell, 6PM

Saturday, February 23 - Krewe of Pontchartrain, Uptown, 12PM

Friday, March 1 - Krewe d’Etat, Uptown, 6PM

Sunday, March 3 - Krewe of Thoth, Uptown, 12PM

Tuesday, March 5 - Krewe of Rex, Uptown, 10AM

Click the button below to learn more and sign up for 2019 #TUMBgras season!

Mardi Gras Schedule Announced!

The TUMB has it’s biggest parade season yet with FIVE parades in the New Orleans area!

For full information on each parade, check out the Events Page

Saturday, February 16 - Krewe of Poseidon, Slidell, 6PM

Saturday, February 23 - Krewe of Pontchartrain, Uptown, 12PM

Friday, March 1 - Krewe d’Etat, Uptown, 6PM

Sunday, March 3 - Krewe of Thoth, Uptown, 12PM

Tuesday, March 5 - Krewe of Rex, Uptown, 10AM

The TUMB is Bowl Bound!

The Tulane Green Wave became bowl eligible for the first time since 2013 with a nail-biting win over the United States Naval Academy on November 24th. A late-game touchdown would tie the game with an extra point, but Tulane Head Coach Willie Fritz went for the 2-point conversion to seal the win for the Green Wave!

On December 2nd, it was announced that the Tulane Green Wave would play the University of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in the Auto Nation Cure Bowl. Setting up an epic rematch of the 2013 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Kickoff is 1:30pm EST on December 15th, 2018.

Funds raised from the Auto Nation Cure Bowl directly benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Learn more about the Cure Bowl HERE!

Follow us on social media for all the bowl game updates, and post your stories with #BowlWave #ANCureBowl and #WeCanTackleThis

Help Us With our Mardi Gras Playlist!

Announcing the first-annual Mardi Gras Doubloon Contest! 

The TUMB always holds an annual vote within its membership to pick a new song to play on the Mardi Gras parade routes. This year, YOU can help pick a song!

The TUMB staff have selected three potential songs to play for the 2019 Mardi Gras season and your generous donations will help increase the chance of your favorite song to be performed on the parade route!

Each donation reward level earns doubloons for your favorite song. In early January, the TUMB will host a live-streamed ceremony where all of the doubloons earned will be put into a grab bag. One doubloon will be picked randomly out of the grab bag that will determine the winning song.

The more doubloons earned for your favorite song, the higher chance it has of winning!

Through Tulane University’s “Wavestarter” platform you can donate by yourself AND you can share, tweet, email, or text other people and recruit them to earn doubloons!

Good luck, and we’ll see you on the parade route!

Sign Up for Alumni Band 2018! (UPDATE)

Calling all TUMB Alumni!

Register by Monday, 11/5/2018, to reserve your spot!

The Homecoming matchup between the Tulane Green Wave and the Eastern Carolina University Pirates is Saturday, November 10, 2018. The Alumni Band will take the field with the TUMB after they perform their British Invasion show, part of the 2018 fall theme of “Around the World.”

You can join us on the field by visiting the Alumni Band page by clicking the link below and filling out the RSVP form! You will receive a link to the 2018 Alumni Band music and a discount code for your guests to purchase a ticket in the band section.

Help Send the TUMB to OSU!

Calling all green wave fans, family, friends, and supporters! The TUMB is sending a platoon of members to perform in Columbus as the Green Wave takes on The Ohio State University on September 22nd!

You can help us get there by donating to our WaveStarter campaign! Any donation amount helps us reach our goal and we currently have a challenge from a matching donor! Any gifts up to $5000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar so your donations are worth double!

Follow the link below to visit our WaveStarter campaign and help get the #TUMB2OSU

Mardi Gras Volunteers Needed!

All volunteer spots are filled, thank you!

Calling all TUMB fans, friends, and family!

The TUMB is in need of a few more volunteers for our Uptown Mardi Gras parades! Duties include passing out food and water to the members of the TUMB on the parade route, crowd control, and tossing TUMB Doubloons! If you are interested, please fill out the following form! If more than one person in your party wishes to volunteer, please fill out the "Additional Volunteers' Names" section.

Contact Mr. Barry Spanier with any questions!

All volunteer spots are filled, thank you!

TUMB 2018 Mardi Gras Schedule Announcement


It's time to get out the costumes, cut the King Cake, and get to your spot on the parade route because it's Mardi Gras! Join the TUMB as we parade in some of the biggest Mardi Gras events New Orleans has to offer! We are pleased to announce our 2018 parade schedule including our debut in the Krewe of Olympia in Covington!

Krewe of Olympia

February 3rd, 2018, 6:00pm, Covington, LA

Le Krewe d'Etat

February 9th, 2018, 6:30pm, Uptown New Orleans, LA

Krewe of Bacchus

February 11th, 2018, 5:15pm, Uptown New Orleans, LA

Krewe of Rex

February 13th, 2018, 10:00am, Uptown New Orleans, LA

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Homecoming Kickoff Time Announced!

Hey GREEN WAVE fans! Homecoming Kickoff Time has been announced. The Green Wave will take on the University of Cincinnati Bearcats at 3:00pm CST on Saturday, November 4th. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the TUMB will be sharing live updates on our social media accounts throughout the festivities! Tag your posts with #wave17 to join the fun!

Calling all Alumni! If you haven't already, contact Patricia at the band office or fill out the form on the ALUMNI BAND PAGE to receive your music for 2017 Alumni Band! 


Winter 2017 Newsletter Revealed!

Click Here to see our Winter 2017 Newsletter!

The Winter 2017 TUMB Newsletter, "...in that number!" is now available! Featuring stories about our impressive Fall 2016 membership numbers, our rescheduled road trip to UCF in Orlando, spotlights on the Shockwave Dance Team and our new Color Guard Instructor, and updates from Homecoming and Band Day! Be sure to subscribe to our Newsletter mailing list at the top of the Newsletter Page!