The Cornhusker Marching Band held their annual banquet at the Cornhusker Hotel the evening of Saturday, January 14th. Tom Kallman, UNL Band Alumni Association Vice President was in attendance to present the award and give a short speech about our organization.
The 2016 award went to Emily Hoffman. Emily is a Senior Music Education Major (flute) from Beatrice. Along with serving as Drum Major for the past two seasons, she’s been a member of the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. She’ll be student teaching in the spring. Congrats, Emily!
The award was renamed in 2012 in Russ Swanson’s honor. Russ was a french horn player in the marching band and was a part of the 1941 Rose Bowl Band. He was also a WWII veteran serving on an air bomber crew. He was a charter member of the Band Alumni Association in 1974 and was on the board until a little over a year before he died in 2011. He and his wife were dedicated volunteers for activities of the BAA board.