CMB Apparel Ready! Store Opening again

The Cornhusker Marching Band apparel is all finished up!!!  Thank you all for your orders.

None of the merchandise will be available at the Band office.  Please do not got there to pick up your orders.

If you chose the shipping option, your order has been shipped out via UPS and will be arriving soon.

The Kappa Kappa Psi team will be handing the merchandise out.  Information below.

·         Pickup time and location:

o   November 18th, Monday

o   6:30pm – 9:30pm

o   Room 9, Basement of Westbrook Music Building

The store is now open until November 18th at midnight for those who did not get to order during the last round in October!

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CMB Apparel Store Open until Wednesday 10/23/2019

The CMB has found a new vendor for apparel and the store is open until Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The store can only remain open for a set period of time to make best use of the resources by the vendor to provide the lowest price possible.

All purchases are between you and the vendor. The Band Alumni Association is not involved in the purchasing process nor the pick-up/delivery of any merchandise you order. The BAA is not responsible for any part of your purchase.

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Jack R. Snider Scholarships awarded

The Jack R. Snider Scholarship was awarded during the Band Alumni Reunion Weekend on Saturday, August 31, 2019. This year, the recipients are Madeline Kelly and Ashton Malcom.

Pictured from left to right: Steve Pearson, BAA President; Ashton Malcom; Maddy Kelly; and Bob Snider, BAA Development Officer.

Madeline (Maddy) Kelly is a senior in Biochemistry. She is a 2019 Drum Major and plays mellophone. Maddy is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Ashton Malcom is a junior in Elementary Education. She is a member of the piccolo section and the B1G Ten Flag Captain. Ashton is from Kearney, Nebraska.

The Jack R. Snider Scholarship is awarded to current members of the Cornhusker Marching Band who are non-music majors. Recipients demonstrate leadership (formal or informal), volunteerism and integrity. They are a role model for their section and the band, and exemplify what it means to be the Pride of All Nebraska.

Congratulations Ashton and Maddy!

If you would like to contribute to the Jack R. Snider Fund which provides the scholarship money, please visit this NU Foundation page.

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Project catalogs Cornhusker Marching Band history

Reprinted with permission by Joan Barnes | University Libraries

The Cornhusker Marching Band and the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries celebrated 140 years of tradition with the unveiling of a new website that highlights the evolution of the band program.

The website [] was revealed during an Aug. 30 open house. The site is organized into three sections, featuring the sights and sounds of the band, with images, documents, video and audio; the timeline, which outlines the band’s chronological history and noteworthy events; and in-depth interviews and articles in the stories section. The digitization of close to 60 videos hosted on the website was made possible by band alumnus Gary Steffens, the Band Alumni Association and University Libraries.

The project is a collaboration between the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, Glenn Korff School of Music, and University Archives and Special Collections in University Libraries.

Jessica Dussault, band alumna and programmer in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, developed the website. The project began in 2009, when Dussault was a Husker student in a digital history class. She was required to build a digital project based on an aspect of the university’s history. As a recent member of the marching band, she chose to explore its history and found considerable resources in the University Archives. Her focus then was the early history, when the band was part of the military department.

Years later, Dussault found herself working for the University Libraries, which brought her into contact with the University Archives on a daily basis. A chat with a colleague inspired them to explore boxes of band materials in the archives. Curious about the reels of footage that could not be watched due to their poor condition, Dussault and her colleague tackled the project of digitizing them before they were lost. Through the generosity of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and fellow band history enthusiast Steffens, Dussault and her colleague were able to watch the reels about a year after they started the project.

Encouraged by colleagues and Cornhusker Marching Band Director Tony Falcone, Dussault started to construct the band history website where the digital videos of the reel footage would be hosted. The content and scope of the website grew quickly.

“The University Archives has so many great resources on the band’s history, spread across many collections — the ROTC records, collections of past band directors, University Communication — that it seemed important for the website to try to pull documents and images from them together in one place,” Dussault said.

The website includes more than 200 images, audio from a concert and an early album (both provided by the band program), transcriptions of an interview with a former band director and video of an interview with a current band staff member.

Falcone said people in the band program are excited about the website unveiling and eager for the public’s response.

“Our faculty, staff, students and alumni care a great deal about the long and interesting history of our organization and take great pride in our tradition,” he said.

The plan is to continue to add content over time. The materials to be added next include correspondence and drill charts.

Photos below from the Open House event by Erin Colonna with University Libraries.

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2019 Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition to be held this Friday, August 23rd

You’ll see highlights of what the Cornhusker Marching Band has been working on during their pre-season Band Camp, including the famous “drill down,” a preview of the first halftime show and hear many more Husker favorites.

There’s no better way to get “into the game” for the upcoming season! Enter Memorial Stadium through Gate 3 (SW Entrance) and Gate 11 (NW Entrance). The event is free and open to the public. Gates will open at 6 p.m. The clear bag policy is in effect for this event.

Drumline’s performance at Sheldon will be at 5:30 p.m. prior to the march to the stadium.

CMB Exhibition poster
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