Register for the 2017 Reunion NOW!

Registration goes live TODAY for the 2017 UNL Band Alumni Reunion!

Make sure to double check all boxes and fields at the end of the registration process! Especially if you are renting a SOM instrument!

Changes for this year include:

*Friday night venue- Blue Blood Brewery! (See previous blog post for details)

*You asked, we listened! Included on this year’s registration is a check box to give your permission to post your name at an attendee of this year’s reunion. We’ll be posting on our site so that you can see which of your friends have registered!

*The “post game party” will be a luncheon between rehearsals, as we held last year, in the Apothecary. See “Game Day Schedule” for more details. We’ll be serving pizza, Runzas, salad, dessert, and a pop!

*If you plan to march on the field (woodwind/brass/flags/drumline/pit), you need to reserve a marching position ($10). First year members get their dues waived, but need to pay the marching position fee.

*If you are unable to march, please reserve a football ticket (you may reserve one for you and one for a guest, if you’d like)!

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New Venue for Alumni weekend Friday picnic!

Registration for the 2017 reunion goes live this weekend! Stay tuned!

There is an exciting new change in store for band alumni attending reunion weekend September 1-2 this fall! We will be moving our Friday night picnic to Blue Blood Brewery located at 925 Robbers Cave Rd in Lincoln, NE, which is off of Nebraska Highway 2, between Pioneers Blvd and Van Dorn Streets.

This exciting new venue will bring us closer to the action, as one of the CMB pep bands plays two sets at Blue Blood every Friday night before home games at 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Alumni attending the Friday dinner will have “front stage” access to the brewery floor for the pep band set at 8:30 p.m.

The dinner will include a buffet of hamburgers, brats, potato salad, baked beans, and cookie/brownie. The cost of the dinner will be $15; soda will be available for $1 and beer for $5 at the bar. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and food will be available at 5:45 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m., we will hold our annual business meeting and hear from the band staff, as they update us on the band program and upcoming season!

Parking will be available in the brewery’s parking lot, the UHaul lot next door, or the parking lot at Van Dorn Park, located to the north of the brewery. Golf carts driven by the brewery staff will be available to pick you up if you do end up parking farther than you wished to, although none of the parking is too far away from the building itself.

All ages are welcome at the picnic! You must preregister as space is somewhat limited. Registration for this event will be included on the registration page, and the link will be available this weekend!

We hope you are able to join us this year!


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Celebration of Mike Veak’s Life

You are invited to an Open House to celebrate the life of Mike Veak, aged 74 years, 3 months and 1 day.

Saturday July 1st, 2017 from 1-4pm
Wick Alumni Center
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Campus
1520 R Street, Lincoln NE 68508

Parking Available:
University Lutheran Chapel *complimentary
1510 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68508
17th & R Parking Garage
300 N 17th St, Lincoln, NE 68588
Larson Building Parking Garage
1317 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Thank you for being such an important part in Mike’s Life!

Becky, Deb & Dick, Jaime, Jaden & Nevaeh (shared with family permission)

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Remembering Mike Veak

A long-time voice of the Cornhusker Marching Band, Michael H. Veak, 74, Lincoln, passed away June 15, 2017. He held life-time memberships in the UNL Alumni Association and a charter member of the Band Alumni Association. For 30 seasons, His last season as the voice of the Pride of All Nebraska was 2002.

Mike Veak

Michael Veak, the “Voice” of the Cornhusker Marching Band, 1972-2002

Private family interment at the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cornhusker Marching Band at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Ste 300, Lincoln, NE 68508-2886.

You can read Mike’s full obituary in the Lincoln Journal Star.

Also, a remembrance article from the Daily Nebraskan.

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Remembering David Salyards

Salyards, David P. Jul 8, 1955 – Apr 22, 2017 Of Omaha. David Peter Salyards, 61, passed away April 22 following a short illness. A fourth-generation Nebraskan and lifelong resident of Omaha, Dave was born July 8, 1955, to Harry E. Salyards Sr. and Margaret E. (Skow) Salyards. He was a 1973 graduate of Benson High School and a 1978 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where his particular passion was music. A proud member of the Cornhusker Marching Band, he participated in a variety of other music ensembles. Indeed, music became his lifelong avocation; he was arranging a number of original works for keyboard, guitar, percussion and strings at the time of his untimely passing.

VISITATION: Wednesday, 5-7pm; FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:30pm Thursday, at Roeder Mortuary. Memorials may be given to the Jack and Mary Alice Snider Fund, c/o the University of Nebraska Foundation. ROEDER MORTUARY-108th St. Chapel 2727 North 108th St. 402-496-9000

Read his entire obituary from the Omaha World-Herald.

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