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No matter how much we love tradition, things change. With the increasing cost of printing and mailing a newsletter, we have turned our attention to technology to assist us in communicating with our members in a more cost-effective and timely manner. It is with great sorrow that we have ended the printing of the Belle Lyre. An archive of past issues is listed in the menu bar above.

Our new website allows for timely updates and posts to keep you informed. It also allows you to subscribe to the information you want to be notified of. Use the link to the right of this post to update your profile and subscribe to our posts. If you want to change your notifications, return to the link and manage your subscriptions. Being a current member of the UNL Band Alumni Association, Inc. does not automatically subscribe you to our posts. Anyone who needs accommodation for reading the information, please contact using the link above and we will meet your needs.

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Everything old is new again

Our website has finally been updated. A temporary site at wordpress.com was used to create the site you see here. If anyone has bookmarked the temporary site, please redirect your link to here.

If you have any suggestions for information you want included on the site or news you’d like to read about, please let us know via the Contact Us link.

Thank you for everyone’s input on the design of this site. A big thank you to our website host and UNL Band Alum, Jeff DeLong, for getting our site updated.

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Cornhusker Marching Band revamps pregame routine

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The Cornhusker Marching Band is stepping up its pregame performance as part of fan experience improvements in UNL’s Memorial Stadium.
“I would call them refinements,” said Anthony Falcone, director of the Cornhusker Marching Band. “Mainly, we are looking to improve pacing to keep the energy level higher throughout the stadium during pregame. I would describe the changes as being ‘flashy traditional.'” “We’ll have three lines doing the 270-degree turns in succession,” Falcone said. “Because of the capes we wear, there should be some really good flash on those. And the rear back is something we did a decade or so ago and will especially be popular with our band alumni.”
Read the full article from UNL Today.
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UNL’s Glenn Korff School of Music begins webcasting concerts this fall

This fall, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music will begin regular webcasting of selected concerts in Kimball Recital Hall. For a schedule of which concerts will be webcast or to get the link for the live broadcast, visit music.unl.edu. To read the entire article, visit the webpage at the Hixon-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

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Tailor of the Band

For those of you outside the viewing area, here is a great story about a wonderful couple we all know. Demetrios Delgiannis and Stamatia Delgiannis have been the band’s tailor for years, but that may soon come to an end.

UNL marching band’s uniforms tailored by couple for another year. Read more from KETV Omaha, Channel 7: http://www.ketv.com/news/unl-marching-bands-uniforms-tailored-by-couple-for-another-year/27707562#ixzz3BVJWIIob

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Reunion Schedule Set

The schedule has been approved and set for the Reunion Weekend. Thanks to an early kick-off time so the game can be televised, we will be starting the day VERY early. Sorry folks, that is out of our control. We look forward to seeing you all before the crack of dawn on September 6th. 

Below is an outline of the reunion’s events. For details, please use the menu under the Reunion Weekend link for the details of each day’s activities, uniform requirements, instrumental rental policy, football tickets, and to reserve parking on a game day.

Kick-off Party & UNL Band Alumni Association’s Business Meeting 

Friday, September 5th beginning at 6:30 PM at Auld Pavillion

Reunion Rehearsals & Game w/Performance at Half-time

Saturday, September 6th

5:45 AM Check In Opens at Westbrook Music Building

(Rehearse, practice, rehearse some more)

11:00 AM Kickoff at Memorial Stadium

Post-game Party

Saturday, September 6th beginning at approximately 2:30 PM at the Apothecary Loft in the Haymarket.

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In Memorium: Kenny Cox

Kenneth James Cox, 52, of Gering, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Kenny Cox

Thank you to Bruce Jones for providing the picture via Facebook.

Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.

Kenneth was born March 20, 1962, in McCook, to James Cox and LaVerne (McDaniel) Cox. He graduated from Gering High School in 1980 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He was a member of Gering United Methodist Church, GHS Harmony, Dorothy Bronson Singers, UNL Cornhusker Marching Band and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corp.

Survivors include his parents Jim Cox and LaVerne Cox Hudson, as well as his siblings Ray, Valerie and Scott Cox.

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Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition Commercial

The Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, August 22 at Memorial Stadium. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Registration is now open for the 2014 reunion

[UPDATE: Registration closed August 24th]  You can register online for the 2014 reunion weekend, September 5-6, 2014, and pay your membership dues. You have until August 24th at 10 PM CDT to register. There are NO walk-ins or phone reservations allowed.

This year’s honorees at the Friday night kick-off party will be the founding members of the Band Alumni Association and band members of the European trip, which was the reason for the founding of the BAA. Anyone interested in sharing memories, please contact our historian, Elizabeth Chase.

For more information, use the links above for the Reunion Weekend to find what you are looking for.  See you in September!

 

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Schedule Announced for Union Pacific’s Big Red Express with University of Nebraska Coaches Onboard the Special Train

You can read the complete press release with the schedule from Union Pacific.

Union Pacific Railroad will operate a special passenger train from Omaha to North Platte, Nebraska, with whistle stops in Columbus, Grand Island and Kearney, on Saturday, June 28, to celebrate the historical connection between the railroad and University of Nebraska-Lincoln with Nebraska communities. Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst, Husker coaches, along with other UNL representatives, will be on board to participate in this special Big Red Express tour.

“We are proud to support the University of Nebraska by operating our historic Heritage passenger equipment for the Big Red Express from Omaha – home of our headquarters – to North Platte – home of the world’s largest classification rail yard. The Express demonstrates our pride and commitment to communities across the state of Nebraska where 8,000 of our employees live and work every day,” said Donna Kush, Union Pacific’s vice president – Public Affairs, Northern Region.

“Historically, a whistle-stop tour brought Presidents to cities where they could communicate directly with the people they served,” said Nebraska’s Associate Athletic Director Paul Meyers. “That’s exactly what we’re doing, meeting people and thanking them for all the support they’ve shown to University of Nebraska Athletics, year after year and decade after decade. We thought it was a great idea to ride Union Pacific’s tradition to help support our own.”Whistle-stop tours were popular in the 19th century when long distance travel by passenger train was the norm. At each stop, speeches would be given from the train.

During the whistle stops of the Big Red Express, there will be a few short speeches, a proclamation presented to each city, and coaches representing various Husker varsity sports will mingle throughout the crowd thanking the fans that support UNL athletic programs.

University of Nebraska coaches planning to take part in the Big Red Express tour include: Chuck Chmelka (men’s gymnastics); Darin Erstad (baseball); David Harris (cross country); Scott Jacobson (women’s tennis); Dan Kendig (women’s gymnastics); Robin Krapfl (women’s golf); Kerry McDermott (men’s tennis); Tim Miles (men’s basketball); Pablo Morales (women’s swimming); Bo Pelini (football); Gary Pepin (track & field); Rhonda Revelle (softball); Bill Spangler (men’s golf); Bill Straub (bowling); John Walker (women’s soccer) and Connie Yori (women’s basketball).

 

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