Friday, August 18, 7:00 PM, Cornhusker Marching Band will perform their pre-game show and demonstrate marching technique in Memorial Stadium. The show is free and open to the public. The stadium gates will open at 6:00 PM. Please enter the stadium through Gate 3 in the southwest corner or Gate 11 in the northwest corner. Parking (at audience expense) is available in the parking garage on the west side of the stadium, any downtown city parking garage, or metered street parking.
The show will be canceled and not re-scheduled in the event of extreme weather conditions (i.e. severe thunderstorm with lightning, tornado, flood, etc.). Please do not call the Band Office to inquire about the status of the show. A decision regarding whether to go forward with the event or cancel will be made on Friday, August 18 at 5:00 PM. Announcements regarding cancellation will be made on social media, this web site, and other media outlets.
On Saturday, September 2nd, from 12-1 p.m., KKPsi will be hosting a brunch for CMB Alumni! It will be held just prior to check in for the reunion, right outside of the Glenn Korff School of Music. This is a great way for current CMB members and CMB alums to meet and for others to catch up with one another! Even if you are unable to march and are attending the game, you are welcome to attend this event prior to rehearsals. Please help me in thanking KKPsi for this wonderful gift on the day of the reunion!
Summer is winding down and our sights are set squarely on the 2017-18 Cornhusker Marching Band season. We have some fun things planned, including our Alumni Reunion Weekend which kicks of the year at our first game on September 2.
Last season started with a bang with five consecutive performance weekends including our full band trip to Northwestern. October and November were a little more sane and featured an exhibition performance at the NSBA State Marching Band Contest Lincoln site at Seacrest Field. Our trip to Nashville for the Music City Bowl was a lot of fun, and for the second year in a row we added a new Bowl to our long and prestigious list. It was a special treat for me when former Director Craig Cornish visited our rehearsal at MacGavock HS in Nashville. It filled up my heart standing in front of the Cornhusker Band with him once more!
I hope you’ll all be able to join us for the Alumni Reunion. The BAA has some cool new things planned, and as always it’ll be a great time catching up with our fellow Bandsmen from across the decades. I have a special remembrance of Mike Veak in mind for our halftime performance (if I can pull it off…) The deadline is fast approaching, so don’t miss out!
Thank you to those of you have registered; we are excited for this year’s reunion! Don’t delay- the deadline is August 20th at 11:59 p.m., no exceptions!
Did you know that there are many ways you can contribute to the Cornhusker Marching Band?! One way is to include a donation when you register for reunion weekend. Another way is the “donate now” button to the right of our web page. You can donate any amount, any time!
Last year, the Snider Fund had 108 gifts, totaling $9,260. The Lentz fund had 3 gifts, totaling $645. We were able to work with the University Foundation who helped us send out a mailing asking for additional donations. We were very fortunate to have so many donors! Thank you to all who contributed!
If your employer has a matching fund that will match your donations to a qualified nonprofit organization, then you will be able to magnify your contributions to the Band Alumni Association! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Ask an administrator at your company if they have a matching fund, and if so, how to utilize it.
The Lentz Fund continues to enable us to bring in excellent guest artists like composer Kim Archer. This year, the wind ensemble performed the world premiere of her “Common Threads” at CBDNA. Chal Ragsdale, internationally renowned Percy Grainger specialist, was able to work with the symphonic band while in residence.
In 2016, we were able to present our first Jack R. Snider Band Alumni Association Scholarship to Meghan Coughlin, a current drum major for the CMB. With the generosity of our donors, we are going to be able to award TWO CMB members with scholarships in 2017! Stay tuned for the selection of those recipients right after band camp!