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!
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.
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.
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!)
WEAR RED, BE CLEAR
NEBRASKA ATHLETICS CLEAR BAG POLICY
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
- 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.
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
|K Steven Halter
||Paul (Bill) Shuster
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!