Tulane University Bands

The Spirit of the Green Wave

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!

Homecoming, Road Trip, Band Day, OH MY!

A HUGE "Thank You" to all of our fans who came out to support the TUMB and Green Wave Football at our 2016 Homecoming, and an EVEN HUGER "Thank You" to all of the TUMB Alumni who returned to Tulane to play with the Spirit of the Green Wave one more time! We had 50 former members of the TUMB going from Class of 2016 all the way back to the Class of 1952! The TUMB and Alumni Band performed an arrangement of a classic New Orleans tune, "Hey Pocky A-Way" by The Meters. The success of the current TUMB is a direct result of the work put in by our alumni and we can't thank ALL of our alumni enough for their dedication and contributions to the band!

This weekend, the TUMB takes its show on the road to the Green Wave at UCF game! This game was rescheduled from October 7th due to Hurricane Matthew's impact on the East Coast. We're excited to see our friends at UCF and to cheer on the Green Wave in an exciting conference matchup!

The annual TUMB Band Day is November 19th! Visit the Band Day page for more info and to sign up for the mailing list! If you are a band or choir director, we want to see your group on Benson Field with the TUMB! Give your students an opportunity to rehearse and perform with a collegiate marching ensemble at an NCAA Division I College Football game in front of thousands of fans, and to work with some of New Orleans' finest musicians and educators. 

In the meantime, check out this video recap of Band Day 2015!

Welcome to the ALL-NEW Tulane Bands website!

Welcome to our new home! As you can see, this website is loaded with new and updated content and meant to keep you up to date with all things TUMB! Follow us on Social Media, sign up for our newsletters, find info on membership in the TUMB, scholarships, Green Wave Winds, and more! Keep checking back as we will have new stories, information, and media to share!