On Saturday, September 2nd, from 12-1 p.m., KKPsi will be hosting a brunch for CMB Alumni! It will be held just prior to check in for the reunion, right outside of the Glenn Korff School of Music. This is a great way for current CMB members and CMB alums to meet and for others to catch up with one another! Even if you are unable to march and are attending the game, you are welcome to attend this event prior to rehearsals. Please help me in thanking KKPsi for this wonderful gift on the day of the reunion!
Register before August 20th
Once again, ArtFX has opened a store for us- order your merchandise today!
The store will only be open today-August 14th.
We have the same 4 designs as last year, and have merged with KKPsi’s merchandise, which may offer a few more clothing options.
Items can either be shipped to you via UPS for a fee, or sent to Libby J, of KKPsi, who will have your items on game day!
Greetings CMB Alumni!
Summer is winding down and our sights are set squarely on the 2017-18 Cornhusker Marching Band season. We have some fun things planned, including our Alumni Reunion Weekend which kicks of the year at our first game on September 2.
Last season started with a bang with five consecutive performance weekends including our full band trip to Northwestern. October and November were a little more sane and featured an exhibition performance at the NSBA State Marching Band Contest Lincoln site at Seacrest Field. Our trip to Nashville for the Music City Bowl was a lot of fun, and for the second year in a row we added a new Bowl to our long and prestigious list. It was a special treat for me when former Director Craig Cornish visited our rehearsal at MacGavock HS in Nashville. It filled up my heart standing in front of the Cornhusker Band with him once more!
I hope you’ll all be able to join us for the Alumni Reunion. The BAA has some cool new things planned, and as always it’ll be a great time catching up with our fellow Bandsmen from across the decades. I have a special remembrance of Mike Veak in mind for our halftime performance (if I can pull it off…) The deadline is fast approaching, so don’t miss out!
Thanks and GO BIG RED!
Register before August 20! https://nebandalums.org/registration/
Registration ends August 20th- Join your friends and come to the 2017 Reunion!
Attendees of our 2017 Reunion:
Thank you to those of you have registered; we are excited for this year’s reunion! Don’t delay- the deadline is August 20th at 11:59 p.m., no exceptions!
Did you know that there are many ways you can contribute to the Cornhusker Marching Band?! One way is to include a donation when you register for reunion weekend. Another way is the “donate now” button to the right of our web page. You can donate any amount, any time!
Last year, the Snider Fund had 108 gifts, totaling $9,260. The Lentz fund had 3 gifts, totaling $645. We were able to work with the University Foundation who helped us send out a mailing asking for additional donations. We were very fortunate to have so many donors! Thank you to all who contributed!
If your employer has a matching fund that will match your donations to a qualified nonprofit organization, then you will be able to magnify your contributions to the Band Alumni Association! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Ask an administrator at your company if they have a matching fund, and if so, how to utilize it.
The Lentz Fund continues to enable us to bring in excellent guest artists like composer Kim Archer. This year, the wind ensemble performed the world premiere of her “Common Threads” at CBDNA. Chal Ragsdale, internationally renowned Percy Grainger specialist, was able to work with the symphonic band while in residence.
In 2016, we were able to present our first Jack R. Snider Band Alumni Association Scholarship to Meghan Coughlin, a current drum major for the CMB. With the generosity of our donors, we are going to be able to award TWO CMB members with scholarships in 2017! Stay tuned for the selection of those recipients right after band camp!
Register and Donate here: https://nebandalums.org/registration/