Cornhusker Marching Band highlights show is Dec. 16

Cornhusker Marching Band

Cornhusker Marching Band

It’s show time as the Cornhusker Marching Band Highlights Concert plays the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets, available at the Lied Center box office, are $20 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.

The performance will including the sights and sounds of the Pride of All Nebraska as the band perform halftime shows and the pregame spectacular from the 2014 season.

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Remembering Lynn Alexander

Lynn Alexander

Boyd Lynn Alexander

UNL Band Alumni Association mourns the loss of one of our founding members, Lynn Alexander. Boyd Lynn Alexander, 66, of Lincoln, passed away November 24, 2014. U. S. Army Colonel, Ret. Attorney at Alexander Law Office, P.L.C.

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday (11-26-14) Lancaster Masonic Lodge #54, A.F. & A.M., 1635 L St.

Memorials to the family for future designation or charity of choice.

Visitation one hour prior to service time.

See more at: Roper and Sons website

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Remembering Michele Deaton

Michele Deaton

Michele Deaton

Michele Lynn Deaton, 53, of Lincoln, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Michele was born in St. Louis, Mo. and moved to Lincoln with her family in 1972. Michele was a beloved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, friend, and colleague.

Survived by: Eleanor Deaton (mother); Richard Deaton (father); Randy and Jan Deaton (brother and sister-in-law); Nieces and nephews: Kristin and Jon Simpson, Chris and Cynthia Deaton, Randi Heidtbrink, Rachael and Jack Eliker, Jennifer and Jordan Luke, Jay and Morgan Deaton; 14 great nieces and nephews.

Michele was employed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Glenn Korff School of Music for 28 years. She was a member of the First Plymouth Congregational Church Choir for 26 years. Michele was also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Fraternity.

Michele will be remembered in a private, family service, with a public Glenn Korff School of Music memorial to be held at a future date. Memorials to: Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 122 Westbrook Music Building. Lincoln, NE 68588-0100 or First Plymouth Congregational Church Choir, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 

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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.

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Everything old is new again

Our website has finally been updated. A temporary site at 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 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:

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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

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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