About Nebraska Bands
Founded in 1879, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln band program has grown from a single small ROTC band to encompass seven ensembles that perform for a combined audience of well over one million people annually.
The Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln enthusiastically invites all students, regardless of academic major, to participate in one or more of our bands. Additional information about each of our band ensembles is available under the ensemble heading in the drop down menu at the top of the page. Auditions for the fall concert and jazz ensembles are scheduled for the first week of classes in August. We encourage you to explore the rich tradition of our band program.
The Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition
Friday, August 18, 7:00 PM, the 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.