Alumni Band Uniform Change!

After speaking with many alumni during and after the game this year, we have decided to make a slight change to the alumni band uniform. Red shirts are still a must, but we’re going to require black shorts or pants (skirts or skorts are fine, too). Footwear must be a comfortable, athletic shoe, but does not necessarily need to be white (no flip flops, please). We hope you are already making plans to come back for the 2018 Alumni Reunion! We will let you know in late January/early February what game the Athletic and Band Departments decide upon!


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Jack R. Snider UNL Band Alumni Association Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Rachel Hoffman and Anna Helzer, the 2017 recipients of the Jack R. Snider UNL Band Alumni Association Scholarship! We were thrilled to receive many donations in 2016 which allowed us to offer two scholarships to these deserving current members of the Cornhusker Marching Band!

Bob Snider, Rachel Hoffman and Band Alumni Association, Inc. President Steve Pearson.

Bob Snider, Anna Helzer and Band Alumni Association, Inc. President Steve Pearson.

About Rachel:

Rachel Hoffman, junior, Elementary Education major

My name is Rachel Hoffman and I am a junior elementary education major from Beatrice, NE. This is my third year in the band- my first two years were spent playing clarinet and this year I am serving as a drum major. I joined the CMB after my sister, who is two years older than me, got me interested. After watching her with the rest of the band, I knew I wanted to be a part of it after I graduated high school. Being in the band has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. After my time in band is up, I know I will walk away with too many life lessons, memories, and friendships to count.

About Anna:

I am a sophomore Spanish Education major from Aurora, Nebraska. Both of my parents (Gen Weiss and Chris Helzer) as well as my high school band director (Dan Sodomka) were in the CMB in the early ‘90s, so I have grown up hearing stories about the CMB and meeting their band friends. I love my “band family” and being a part of the contagious atmosphere of exhilaration and fun, as well as having the opportunity to start every day making music with my friends. It is wonderful to be part of the Cornhusker Marching Band tradition!

Anna Helzer, sophomore, Spanish Education major

Congrats, Rachel and Anna!
Your donation to this fund will reward exceptional band students each year and restate your support of The Pride of All Nebraska. Please make your donation to the Jack R. Snider UNL Band Alumni Association Fund today. (See DONATE NOW button to the right of the screen!)

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New Stadium Regulations!


Acceptable and Prohibited Items


Beginning with the 2017 fall sports season, Nebraska Athletics will implement a new clear bag policy for ALL ticketed Nebraska events (Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Men’s/Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s/Women’s Gymnastics, Wrestling, Track & Field, Softball).

Fans are encouraged to bring only necessary items into Nebraska Athletics venues.

Each ticketed attendee will be allowed to enter with one (1) clear plastic bag. Fans will be able to carry the following styles and bag sizes into Nebraska’s athletic facilities:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags. The bag cannot be larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″.
  • Exceptions will be made for approved medical needs items after proper inspection.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Purses larger than a clutch bag
  • Coolers
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Fanny packs
  • Solid drawstring bags
  • Luggage of any kind
  • Computer bags
  • Camera bags
  • Binocular Cases
  • Diaper Bags
  • Any bag larger than the permissible size
  • Non-approved seat cushions and chairbacks*

*Non-approved seat cushions and chairbacks include large traditional seat cushions that have backs or metal fastenings. Seat cushions must be 16″ or less in width.

For a full list of prohibited items at Memorial Stadium, please click here.

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List of 2017 Reunion Attendees

An email was sent that has the link to the halftime music. It is coming from Vertical Response under “University of Nebraska Band Alumni Association”. Please check your junk/spam folders if you do not receive it. I used the email addresses you used when you registered. Please let me (Nikki) know if you have any trouble, and I am happy to re-send you the link. Make sure not to print all pages, ONLY the pages with your part, or you’ll be printing a TON of pages!

Final list of 2017 Reunion Attendees

Drum Majors:  Matt Eisenhauer, Jenny Hascall, Christy Banks, and Ben Coatney

Twirler:  Morgan Miller


Jodi Alva Patrick Iverson Christine Sales
Elizabeth Chase Jenny Kirkpatrick Jane Sandstrom
Hannah Coatney Allison Kohtz Sasha Schneider
Kathe Cox Pat Lundquist Susan Schoen
Diane Diffey Nicole Parker Betsy Schultz
Alicia Fechtmeister Amy Pettit Karen Sich
Lorraine Haupt Cassandra Rathman Ann Snider
Becky Huff-Mattran


Todd Alva Janeann Ferguson Kristin Page
Christy Banks Sarah Groteluschen Kevin Policky
Theresa Barron Jennifer Harazin Isabel Salas
Mary Beave Sabrina Korth Kevin Schluckebier
Ashley Bigge Jill Kruse Lynn Schluckebier
Erica Corwin Wendy O’Dell Leah Shaw
Brian Edwards Dwight Overturf John Varvell

Alto Sax:

Priscilla Balasa Julie Duensing Thomas Olson
Lorie Balcer Jennifer Edmonds Thomas Olson
Jeff Bartunek Nathan Feldmann Steve Pearson
Karen Benson Matthew Fry Jake Petr
Ann Blaker Chris Ganshert Julie Regan
Matt Blomstedt Dylan Heng Don Runyan
Matthew Blomstedt Elizabeth Hofker Erika Scholz
Kevin Boyd Heather Hottovy Sarah Scofield
Molly Boyd Derek Hupp Jordyn Stover
Andrew Bro Brian Leising Darbi Umholtz
Scott Buckner Monica Long Jon Vanderford
Cassie Dietrich Bill Maltas Taryn Vanderford

Tenor Sax:

Ben Coatney Hannah Johnson Julia Reed
Kevin Damke Pam Kunzman Jeff Rotherham
William Evans Eileen Maurer Cindy Sellhorst
Christopher Faimon Mark Mesarch Cindy Sellhorst
Todd Fleischer Donald Mott Barb Smetter
Ron Handke Barb Murray Ben Spencer
Dan Irvin Sam Murray Chuck Teutsch
Randall Jauken Nicholas Raimondi


Marty Antholz Jason Hascall Scott Mcewen
William Beave Jennifer Hascall Bruce Merrill
Craig Botkin Martha Hensel Jake Metzger
Joanie Brecka Becca Horzewski Grant Moehlenhoff
Hannah Carney Sarah Houston Jeannie Moore
Gregg Champoux David Hoylman Brandon Purintun
Larry Charbonneau Nathan Hudson Heather Rempe
Rob Clements Sean James Shannon Rezac
Jim Condon Sue Janda Kayla Rief
Bryan Dulaney Keith Jett Devin Schroeder
John Franssen Jerry Johnson Kevin Schwartman
Jay Frazer Libby Jundt Jay Sears
Tommy Geisler Michael Keen Kara Sousek
David Gonser Ellen Kresha Gary Steffens
Robin Gould Justine Laviolette Brooke Stelly
James Groth Bob Lyons Karen Stevenson
K Steven Halter Daniel Mattran Elise Trauernicht


Kristin Bainbridge Taylor Delp Helen Jordon
Debbie Coffey Amy Gonser Nathanial Matz
John Coffey Bob Henrichs Shelly Smith


John Banister Rick Johnson Al Reddish
Dane Bjorklund Andrea Kordik Jay Ringenberg
Greg Bodtke Rodney Krogh Tate Rittenberger
Robert Carlson Steven Loesch Shane Rothchild
Dwight Dam Jim Loos Terry Rush
Dylan Dam Lori Mccommons David Schoen
Darla Grieser Scott McPherson Lyle Schoen
Nicole Haffke Dave Mennenga Brian Schroeder
Matt Harald Tyanne Mischnick Chris Schuttler
Erica Henderson Larry Moeller Eric Smith
Linc Henjum Tom Montgomery Jacob Tegler
Bryce Hesterman Liz Pearson Bruce Warren
Micah Hesterman Andrew Peters Dean Whitfield
Nathan Hunter Paul Piskorski Douglas Whitfield
Becca Wolf


Tobin Beck Mike Goure Tyler Schulze
Dave Billig Bruce Jensen Matthew Sheppard
Jay Blaker Bruce Jones Mel Sich
Doug Bogatz David Krecek Mitchell Snyder
Paula Buckner John Makinson Steve Spearman
Reid Christensen Greg Nelson Jacob Swanson
Karen Davidson Russell Pahre Daniel Vanderhoof
Karen Davidson Tylet Randazzo Erica Wertz
Debbie Defrain Ron Roberts Beth York
Jim Defrain


Joe Albright Brian Dake Corrie Roul
Neil Baker Dwight Haupt Harlan Sayles
Lindsey Bogatz Kristin Holtgrew Matthew Smoot
Matthew Bonham Jordan Luke Ramsey Steinkamp
Jeremy Carther Tom Rotherham Viktor Sundleaf
John Coburn


Ben Adams Mary Eckrich Paul (Bill) Shuster
Mark Carney Steve Jordon Robert Snider
Bruce Chapman Kara Kugler Cody Thomas
Nikki Csipkes Larry Lawless Erin Thomas
David Deyloff Kelli Nelson Carissa Vinovskis

Flag line:

Ashley Bolton Cherlyn Grubbs Kylie Miller
Teresa Casart Lynne Heithoff Tara Neaderhiser
Jamie Chambers Jenna Krueger Lorri Savidge
Amy Christensen Erika Krull Christa Schiessl
Amber Detter Amalia Laviolette Jan Sengstacken
Emily Earith Colleen Leever Kaila Shirey
Julie Eisenhauer Ranelle Maltas Kate Wallace
Amy Greene


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Football tickets sold out!

Good morning!

I wanted to post a message that we have sold our block of 40 football tickets.

Also, registration ends 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, so register today!

Names of attendees will be updated later today.

Music will be sent out via Vertical Response email next week, so please check your spam/junk box if you don’t receive it in your inbox. It will only be sent to those who have registered, and not available on our webpage or facebook.

Thanks, and hope to see you all Sept 1-2!

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