UNK Pride of the Plains Marching Band opens season Sept. 8

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney Pride of the Plains Marching Band has announced its season schedule, which begins with the Sept. 8 football game against Pittsburg State.

In addition to performing at all Loper home football games, Pride of the Plains performs in the annual UNK Band Day Parade at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in downtown Kearney.

Other scheduled performances include the Harvest of Harmony Parade in Grand Island on Oct. 1, Nebraska State Bandmasters Association State Marching Contest at Kearney High School on Oct. 22, and the UNK Homecoming Parade on Oct. 29.

Show themes for the 2022 season include music from “The Phantom of the Opera” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

The band is under the direction of Brian Alber. The drum line instructor and director of bands is Duane Bierman, and the color guard coordinator is Adrienne Rall. Drum majors are Ming Li Goldston of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Sadie Uhing of Hartington.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney Pride of the Plains Marching Band has announced its season schedule, which begins with the Sept. 8 football game against Pittsburg State. (UNK Communications)

Pride of the Plains 2022 Performance Schedule

Sept. 8, 7 p.m. – Loper Football vs Pittsburg State (Foster Field)

Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – UNK Band Day Parade (Downtown Kearney)

Sept. 17, 1 p.m. – Exhibition, Bearcat Marching Festival (Kearney High School)

Sept. 24, 1 p.m. – UNK Band Alumni Day and Loper Football vs Central Missouri (Foster Field)

Oct. 1, 8:15 a.m. – Harvest of Harmony Parade (Grand Island)

Oct. 1, 7 p.m. – Loper Football vs. Fort Hays State (Foster Field)

Oct. 15, 1 p.m. – Loper Football vs. Emporia State (Foster Field)

Oct. 22, TBD – Exhibition, Nebraska State Bandmasters Association contest (Kearney High School)

Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – UNK Homecoming Parade (Downtown Kearney)

Oct. 29, 2 p.m. – Loper Football vs Northwest Missouri State (Foster Field)

Nov. 5, 12 p.m. – Loper Football vs Central Oklahoma (Foster Field)

Members of the 2022 UNK Pride of the Plains Marching Band

Alliance Keaton Cottrell
Alliance Aiden Zaro
Auburn Emma Franklund
Aurora Tyler Miller
Bayard TruLee White
Broken Bow Cameron Grafel
Central City Bailey Manhart
Columbus Douglas Davidchik
Columbus Marion Heindryckx
Columbus Rebecca Hoffman
Columbus Caitlin Jahn
Columbus Cassie Kouma
Columbus Isaac McPhillips
Columbus Ryan Sims
Columbus Annie Trotter
Columbus Ellie Trotter
Comstock Jessica Bruha
Culbertson Kassi Cooper
Elm Creek Chloe Harms
Fairbury Samantha Lee
Franklin Aly Lunsford
Fremont Dan Shipley
Grand Island Trevon Buchanan
Grand Island Jaden Cameron
Grand Island Abigail Casarez
Grand Island Noah Foley
Grand Island Brandon Hollister
Grand Island Taylor Mues
Grand Island Aryanna Warner
Gresham Alisha Vavra
Gretna Jamie Vaughn
Hartington Sadie Uhing
Hastings Shannon Armstrong
Hastings Courtney Beave
Hastings Tyler Clay
Hastings Breanna Groves
Hastings Ashley Hein
Hemingford Kylie Mendiola
Henderson Madison Miller
Henderson Karla Traudt
Holdrege Lacy Biltoft
Kearney Josue Aguilar
Kearney Megan Ashman
Kearney Elizabeth Daily
Kearney Ashleigh Doremus
Kearney Mychaela Fegter
Kearney Hailey Fuqua
Kearney Daniel McCarty
Kearney Jacob Obrecht
Kearney Jacob Solomon
Kearney Jacob Temme
Kearney Lily Wheeler
Kearney Kayla Wolfe
Kearney Alana Zimbelman
Kenesaw Emma Schroeder
La Vista Paige Addleman
Lawrence Brandi Mazour
Lexington Verenice Aguirre-Ramos
Lincoln Chloe Bohaty
Lincoln Isabella Mattran
Lincoln Emma McDermott
Lincoln Natalie Olson
Lincoln Haley West
Loup City Cameron Russell
Lyman Kenna Krahulik
Marquette Olivia Janssen
Minden Olivia Sheldon
Mitchell Zane Blomenkamp
Nebraska City Lorelei Rakowski
Norfolk Kelsi Woodard
North Bend Dani   Richardson
North Platte Reace Anderson
North Platte Joel Bradley
North Platte Renee Cary
North Platte Andrew Kittle
North Platte Malikiah Kunse
North Platte Lucas Ratliff
North Platte Bailey Roeder
North Platte Hannah Sims
Omaha Joey Auch Moedy
Omaha Rahn Johnson
Omaha Chris Schroeder
Omaha Nicole Wandrey
Papillion Kaylee Mielke
Ravenna Ryan Johnson
Rockville Lilly Skaggs
Saint Helena Elena Paltz
Shelby Connor Morrison
Shelton Matt Puhalla
Sidney Brynna Ross
Tobias Kala Most
York Sam Heitz
OUT OF STATE
Wray, CO Benjamin Prentice
Yuma, CO Samantha Wells
Council Bluffs, IA Ella Hanson
Bird City, KS Daisy Hawkins
East Stroudsburg, PA Ming Li Goldston
Athens, TX Daniela Becker
Cheyenne, WY Lana Novotny
Cheyenne, WY Emily Schwaiger


Source: Nebraska Regional News

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