Have you wondered the story behind the UNL Band Alumni Association logo? In 2019, we redesigned our logo as a circle, creating unity with our generations while the calligraphy-style “N” honors our past.
A search through the yearbooks brought up some pictures of the band and of Gamma Lambda. In 1931, the first image of the band sweater was found. The original sweater had the traditional shako hat with a calligraphy-style “N” on it.
By 1939, the hat was replaced with just the “N” as the band letter. It appears for many years as a white “N” on red sweaters to a red “N” on white sweaters.
By 1940, the “N” became simplified, and the horizontal bars were gone, but the calligraphy-styled “N” was still used. You can view an example of the chenille band letter on display at Westbrook Music Building used during the 1941 Rose Bowl.