Go Watch the Cornhusker Marching Band Tonight

By: Mr. Wilson on August 19, 2011
The Cornhusker Marching Band's annual post-Band Camp exhibition show is tonight at 7:00pm at Memorial Stadium (use west entrances). It's a free event that gives Band members a chance to rehearse in front of a crowd, and it gives the crowd a chance to learn a bit about what goes on at Band Camp. If you want to go for the "extended package", then check out the Band's "warm-up concert" outside Kimball Recital Hall at 6:00pm. Or watch the Band march to Memorial Stadium starting at 6:45pm outside Westbrook Music Building. We plan to go tonight, although we'll be coming from a taekwondo event so we'll be cutting it close. Be sure to say hi if you see our ragtag crew!


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August 19, 2011 at 2:54PM

My hope with the move to the Big Ten is that this is the year the band will change their pre-game routine/song list. It’s very stale, and I don’t think it’s changed much since I got here in 1985. I am guessing it will be unchanged. At least we got rid of that hokey alma mater song the one chancellor wanted. Ugh.

August 19, 2011 at 3:35PM

Watch a band warm up at 6:00 when you could be watching the Nebraska women’s soccer team take on North Carolina - perhaps the best soccer team in the country over the last 20 years???

August 19, 2011 at 3:39PM

Will Mia Hamm be there?

I’m going to the Huskers soccer game on Sunday instead.

Mr. Wilson
August 19, 2011 at 3:52PM

The pre-game routine isn’t entirely up to the Band. There’s a tremendous amount of tradition involved, and the bluehairs in east stadium get pretty feisty when you talk about messing with tradition.

As for The Song That Shall Not Be Named, holy crap was that ever horrible. That’s a classic example of the Band’s lack of control over itself. I shudder at the memory of having to play that thing.

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