Jack R. Snider UNL Band Alumni Association Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Rachel Hoffman and Anna Helzer, the 2017 recipients of the Jack R. Snider UNL Band Alumni Association Scholarship! We were thrilled to receive many donations in 2016 which allowed us to offer two scholarships to these deserving current members of the Cornhusker Marching Band!

Bob Snider, Rachel Hoffman and Band Alumni Association, Inc. President Steve Pearson.

Bob Snider, Anna Helzer and Band Alumni Association, Inc. President Steve Pearson.

About Rachel:

Rachel Hoffman, junior, Elementary Education major

My name is Rachel Hoffman and I am a junior elementary education major from Beatrice, NE. This is my third year in the band- my first two years were spent playing clarinet and this year I am serving as a drum major. I joined the CMB after my sister, who is two years older than me, got me interested. After watching her with the rest of the band, I knew I wanted to be a part of it after I graduated high school. Being in the band has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. After my time in band is up, I know I will walk away with too many life lessons, memories, and friendships to count.

About Anna:

I am a sophomore Spanish Education major from Aurora, Nebraska. Both of my parents (Gen Weiss and Chris Helzer) as well as my high school band director (Dan Sodomka) were in the CMB in the early ‘90s, so I have grown up hearing stories about the CMB and meeting their band friends. I love my “band family” and being a part of the contagious atmosphere of exhilaration and fun, as well as having the opportunity to start every day making music with my friends. It is wonderful to be part of the Cornhusker Marching Band tradition!

Anna Helzer, sophomore, Spanish Education major

Congrats, Rachel and Anna!
Your donation to this fund will reward exceptional band students each year and restate your support of The Pride of All Nebraska. Please make your donation to the Jack R. Snider UNL Band Alumni Association Fund today. (See DONATE NOW button to the right of the screen!)

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New Stadium Regulations!


Acceptable and Prohibited Items


Beginning with the 2017 fall sports season, Nebraska Athletics will implement a new clear bag policy for ALL ticketed Nebraska events (Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Men’s/Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s/Women’s Gymnastics, Wrestling, Track & Field, Softball).

Fans are encouraged to bring only necessary items into Nebraska Athletics venues.

Each ticketed attendee will be allowed to enter with one (1) clear plastic bag. Fans will be able to carry the following styles and bag sizes into Nebraska’s athletic facilities:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags. The bag cannot be larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″.
  • Exceptions will be made for approved medical needs items after proper inspection.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Purses larger than a clutch bag
  • Coolers
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Fanny packs
  • Solid drawstring bags
  • Luggage of any kind
  • Computer bags
  • Camera bags
  • Binocular Cases
  • Diaper Bags
  • Any bag larger than the permissible size
  • Non-approved seat cushions and chairbacks*

*Non-approved seat cushions and chairbacks include large traditional seat cushions that have backs or metal fastenings. Seat cushions must be 16″ or less in width.

For a full list of prohibited items at Memorial Stadium, please click here.

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Football tickets sold out!

Good morning!

I wanted to post a message that we have sold our block of 40 football tickets.

Also, registration ends 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, so register today!

Names of attendees will be updated later today.

Music will be sent out via Vertical Response email next week, so please check your spam/junk box if you don’t receive it in your inbox. It will only be sent to those who have registered, and not available on our webpage or facebook.

Thanks, and hope to see you all Sept 1-2!

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2017 Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition

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.

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KKPsi to host brunch for Alumni!

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!

Register before August 20th

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