• Photo of military flyover at Memorial Stadium
  • Photo of Dr. Carolyn Barber conducting the Wind Ensemble
  • Photo of the Big Red Express pep band at the 2017 NCAA Volleyball Championships.
  • Photo of Anthony Falcone conducting the Symphonic Band
  • Photo of Wind Ensemble percussion player.
  • Photo of the Campus Band performance.
  • Photo of Cornhusker Marching marching to Memorial Stadium.
  • Photo of Cornhusker Marching Band mellophone players at Memorial Stadium.

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 is Friday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Stadium. The stadium gates open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is in the lower level of the west stadium. Enter through Gate 3 in the southwest corner or Gate 11 in the northwest corner. The Exhibition is free and open to the public. There is no rain-out date for this event. Those considering attending are asked to use their best judgment based on current weather forecasts. In the event of inclement weather an announcement regarding the status of the event will be posted on social media and on this web page.

Parking is available (at audience expense) in the garage on the west side of the stadium and in the city's downtown parking garages. Large groups with buses should contact University Parking and Transit Services at 402-472-8436.

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