2020 Band Camp Attendance and Registration

Please note that due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Pandemic, there will be many departures from our usual procedures and all information presented in these pages is subject to change at any time. We're providing the best information we have at the present time, but circumstances can change quickly based upon mandates or recommendations from the State of Nebraska, City of Lincoln, NCAA, Big Ten Conference, UNL and its Athletic Department. Please be prepared to be flexible and know that the health and well-being of our students is our top priority.

Every member of the Cornhusker Marching Band (CMB) must be enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or greater. NOTE: You must be enrolled in the marching band class BEFORE you report for band camp.


All candidates must successfully complete the second round audition to become members of the Cornhusker Marching Band. See Second Round Auditions for more information. See the Band Camp Schedule for a detailed explanation of the schedule and campus report dates.

Illness, injury, family emergency, ROTC, RA or Health Aid Training or other academically based conflicts may qualify for a temporary exemption from rehearsal time during band camp. Other conflicts need to be reconciled by the student. All conflicts during Band Camp or the regular season schedule must be approved in advance by the director. Send an e-mail to band@unl.edu outlining your conflicts with either the band camp schedule or the fall schedule. Include your full name, instrument, the nature of your conflict and all necessary dates.


All students auditioning for the Cornhusker Marching Band must be admitted to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, enrolled in the marching band class, and enrolled as a full time student (12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students) prior to the beginning of band camp. Registrations are checked beginning in July. All marching band members must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 and maintain full-time enrollment status throughout the season.

All band members must complete the Glenn Korff School of Music Performance Release by noon on Thursday, August 13, 2020.


All band members must enroll in the marching band course and pay the one credit hour tuition. A $30.00 special course fee is assessed all band members. This fee will appear on your student account along with the course tuition, and mandatory and optional purchases only if you are on the final roster.

NOTE: Music, charts and announcements are distributed via Canvas for this course. Enroll in the course PRIOR to the start of Band Camp. Only those who are enrolled in the marching band class will be permitted to participate in rehearsals, or receive equipment. You can easily drop the course if you are not on the final roster.

There are three marching band course numbers:

  • MUDC 348E (Music Majors & Minors for degree requirement only)
  • MUEN 348E (everyone else)
  • MUEN 48E - zero credit (see below)

NOTE: If students register for more than one Glenn Korff School of Music ensemble in a semester, they need only register for one of the ensembles for credit. However, students must enroll in all ensembles in which they participate. You may register for the second ensemble as a zero-credit course. Contact Prof. Falcone for the permission code to enroll in marching band as a zero-credit course. You may not register for marching band as a zero-credit course if you receive a marching band scholarship, or if marching band is your only GKSOM class.

Also, please contact Professor Falcone for approval if you must take a class that overlaps the marching band rehearsal time. Include your full name and section in your email and briefly describe the reason for the class conflict.


Should a member need to leave class early because of an approved course overlap, the following procedure must be followed.

  • The student must have the overlap approved by Professor Falcone and the professor of the other course prior to the start of the semester. The email to Professor Falcone must contain the following information:
    1. Your name as it appears to the Registrar.
      Your NUID
      The term of the class (Fall 2020)
      Describe the conflict - how many pays per week, how many minutes per day, etc.
      The class - subject and catalog number - this is whichever call number of Marching Band you want to register for - MUDC 348E, MUEN 348E OR MUEN 48E.
  • Professor Falcone will send your email on to the Registrar and copy you for notification
  • A copy of your class schedule must be submitted to the graduate teaching assistant in charge of attendance.
  • Sign out when leaving rehearsal.
  • In these cases, every effort should be made by the student to attend as much of Marching Band class as possible. This includes talking with the professor of the overlapping course to reach a compromise (leave band a little early, arrive at the other class a little late); having a friend take care of your instrument so you can stay in rehearsal longer, etc. We can tolerate a give and take in these situations; staying in band longer when close to a performance or during one week shows, staying in the other course longer when there are exams, papers or projects there.

You've read ALL the information and still have questions about Band Camp?

Contact the Band Office at band@unl.edu.

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