• Photo of a Cornhusker Marching Band trumpet player at Memorial Stadium
  • Photo of Dr. Carolyn Barber conducting the Wind Ensemble
  • Photo of the Wind Ensemble percussion section.
  • Photo of Cornhusker Marching Band color guard member at Memorial Stadium.
  • Photo of Professor Anthony Falcone conducting the Symphonic Band.
  • Photo of the Big Red Express at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
  • Photo of Wind Ensemble flute players.
  • Photo of Cornhusker Marching Band cymbal 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.

Check out the Doug and Tony Show video links below to learn more about our program.

YouTube Video - Part 1: Who We Are

YouTube Video - Part 2: Cornhusker Marching Band

YouTube Video - Part 3: Cornhusker Marching Band Auditions

YouTube Video - Part 4: Big Red Express

YouTube Video - Part 5: Concert and Jazz Bands plus Camps and Festivals

Audition Update

As of March 16, all 2020 Cornhusker Marching Band auditions will be 100% video submissions only. The deadline for submission of brass and woodwind audition videos is June 1, 2020. The deadline for percussion and color guard audition videos is April 24, 2020.

May 6, 2020: We have extended our first-round color guard audition deadline to May 18, 2020. See the marching band audition page on this site for audition materials. Remember to register for the audition via the link below.

Conhusker Marching Band Auditions

Big Red Express Auditions

All veteran marching band members: Please use the veteran registration form to sign up for the 2020 CMB rather than the request for a first-round audition at the link above. Percussion and color guard veterans can sign up for an audition using the veteran registration form.

CMB Veteran Registration Form

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