Since its formation in 1879, through multiple names and uniforms and purposes, the marching band's history has been intertwined with a larger community. To study its history is to study the history of the entire University of Nebraska, of the city of Lincoln, and of the many individuals who have championed it along the way.

The band's history has left a trail of documents and items housed in many collections and locations across campus, a testament to the numerous organizations and individuals the band has impacted over the years. This site's purpose is twofold: to unite and provide access to archival artifacts from the band's history, and to focus on aspects of the band's story that these materials tell with interviews and articles.

Browse images, documents, footage, and audio from the band's history in the Sights & Sounds section, learn about noteworthy events on the Timeline, and read interviews and articles in the Stories section.

A band member punches the air with her fist during a football game