Cornhusker Marching Band exhibition is Aug. 19
calendar icon05 Aug 2022
Lincoln, Neb.--The Cornhusker Marching Band will hold its annual exhibition concert on Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Stadium. The concert is free and open to the public.
The annual concert will present highlights of what the Cornhusker Marching Band works on during their pre-season Band Camp, including the popular “drill down” and a preview of the first halftime show.
“It’s a chance for the band to have a ‘dry run’ of a game day, though on a much smaller scale,” said Tony Falcone, associate director of bands and director of the Cornhusker Marching Band. “They get to show off for friends and family, who may not be able to attend a game. It’s one of the only things we do during the course of a season that’s just for us. It’s not attached to any other kind of event.”
Falcone said every seat in Memorial Stadium is a good seat for the exhibition.
“They’ll get to see the band up close and personal,” he said. “They’ll get a preview of what’s to come. It’s a great jump-start to the season.”
This year, the regular football season kicks off in Ireland with an Aug. 27 game in Dublin at Aviva Stadium.
“We’re sending a 50-piece pep band to Ireland for the Northwestern game,” Falcone said.
The band will again perform at all seven home football games.
“We have an exciting season planned with new music and old tributes and current trends,” Falcone said.
Fans attending the Cornhusker Marching Band exhibition concert should enter Memorial Stadium through Gate 3 (Southwest entrance) and Gate 11 (Northwest entrance). The gates will open at 6 p.m.
The Cornhusker Marching Band resides in the Glenn Korff School of Music.