UNL Wind Ensemble Concert & Reception March 30

Lincoln, Neb.–The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Wind Ensemble will premiere composer Kevin Day’s “Windborne,” a concerto for horn commissioned by Glenn Korff School of Music alumnus Steven Cohen (B.A. 2014; M.M. 2015).

Also included on the Wind Ensemble’s program will be Gustav Holst’s “A Fugal Overture,” arranged by Robert Ponto; Jennifer Jolley’s “March!”; and Ira Hearshen’s “Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa.”

Left: Kevin Day. Photo by Sara Bill Photography/Karen Cubides Agency. Right: Steven Cohen. Photo by Aleksandr Karjaka.
Left: Kevin Day. Photo by Sara Bill Photography/Karen Cubides Agency. Right: Steven Cohen. Photo by Aleksandr Karjaka.

The piece will premiere at the Wind Ensemble concert on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. It will also be livestreamed. Visit https://music.unl.edu/webcasts the day of the performance for the link.

It will also be performed at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) North Central Division Conference in April at the University of Wisconsin, as part of the Wind Ensemble’s invitation to perform there.

Following the concert, Kappa Kappa Psi – Epsilon Omega Chapter and the UNL Band Alumni Association will host a reception for band members, their families and alumni. We would love to have alumni attend and discuss the possibility of hosting a spring reunion with the Campus Band!

Read more about the concert and the concerto premiere.

Save the Date!

We have confirmation that our reunion weekend will be September 9-10, 2022. The game is against Georgia Southern. Registration will open in July. Please share with other alumni and be sure to watch our website for updates and schedule at a later time.

Save the Date!

How to have your Glow Big Red donation go further

Glow Big Red begins Wednesday from noon to noon on Feb. 16 to Feb. 17. You We wanted to follow up with you to share ways your support can go even further to benefit our students. All gifts to the UNL Band Alumni Association go towards the Jack R. Snider Scholarships.

  • Scott Washburn: Dollar-for-Dollar Match for UNL Band Alumni Association
    Thanks to Scott Washburn, all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000.
  • Scott Washburn: 50 Donor Challenge – UNL Band Alumni Association
    We’re looking for 50 donors by the end of Glow Big Red to unlock an additional $500.

If you scroll down to the bottom of the Glow Big Red Band Alumni Association page, you will find the challenge information.

How can you show your support during Glow Big Red?

Give: Make a gift of $5 or more to support students and areas of campus close to your heart! Help the NU Foundation reach our campus goal of 4,500 gifts!

Glow: Make your room, home or business GLOW to let your Husker pride shine!

Share: Use the hashtag #GlowBigRed to share your support and Big Red story on social media!

Make a gift of $60 or more, and the NU Foundation will send you a cozy, exclusive Husker blanket!
The perfect companion for a cold winter.

Help us Glow All In!

Congratulations to the Jack R. Snider Scholarship Winners

The Jack R. Snider Scholarship is awarded to 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.

Troy Scheer

My name is Troy Scheer and I’m from Gretna, NE. I’m in my fourth year here at UNL and I’m studying Nutrition Science with the hopes of attending nursing school in the next year. I was a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band all four years at UNL and I was the Section Leader for the K-Rank my Junior and Senior years. If there’s one thing being a member of the CMB has taught me, it is that constant determination and passion will always keep me motivated to reach my goals in life.

Troy Scheer, alto saxophone rank leader
Emma Fuller

I am a senior Elementary Education major. This semester, I am student teaching in a 4th grade classroom. I look forward to continuing my career in the field of education after graduating this spring! I was the 2021 Cornhusker Marching Band Flagline Captain. I loved the opportunity to be on the field again and perform for Husker fans! I benefited greatly from my time in the band by learning leadership skills and time management, and by making lifelong friends. Go Big Red!

Emma Fuller, color guard captain

The Jack R. Snider Freshman Scholarship, created in 2020, is presented to a freshman band member based on the student’s financial need.

Abraham Cervantes Garcia, freshman

Going into University I knew that I wanted to join the Cornhusker Marching Band because I knew that it would greatly enrich my experience. Being a commuter student makes it hard to meet new people on campus so by getting involved I knew that I would be able to meet others with similar interests. Once I made it into the marching band, I found that everyone was very kind and that there was a strong sense of community between members and faculty. Becoming a member of the marching band allowed me to meet and learn from so many people and that is something that I will always be grateful for.

Abraham Cervantes Garcia, clarinet

You can donate any time of year by clicking on the donate button on the right hand side of our home web page or you can go directly to go.unl.edu/sniderfund. Thank you to all who have donated to this fund. You make it possible to give this gift to these deserving students. Congrats to all three winners!

Glow Big Red is almost here! Will you make the difference?

Glow Big Red — 24 Hours of Husker Giving is almost here – and we are counting on you. All gifts to the UNL Band Alumni Association go towards the Jack R. Snider Scholarships.

From noon to noon on Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, we’re celebrating our campus and the people who make the University of Nebraska–Lincoln a special place by ensuring more students can realize their dreams at Nebraska.

How can you show your support during Glow Big Red?

Give: Make a gift of $5 or more to support students and areas of campus close to your heart! Help the NU Foundation reach our campus goal of 4,500 gifts!

Glow: Make your room, home or business GLOW to let your Husker pride shine!

Share: Use the hashtag #GlowBigRed to share your support and Big Red story on social media!

We know you’ll help us make Glow Big Red a huge success. Make your gift ahead of time at glowbigred.unl.edu and still have it count toward our big day.

Let’s Glow All In for Glow Big Red, Huskers!

Mellophones cheering at halftime game

P.S. Make a gift of $60 or more, and the NU Foundation will send you a cozy, exclusive Husker blanket! The perfect companion for a cold winter.