May 2, 2018

Nebraska Brass Band Wins

CSG Anthem Contest


Omaha-Based Group will perform at

Opening Ceremonies July 20 in Lincoln


LINCOLN, Neb. (May 2, 2018) — The Nebraska Brass Band has won the 2018 Cornhusker State Games (CSG) National Anthem Contest and will perform the Anthem at the Games’ Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 20 at Seacrest Field in Lincoln.

The Nebraska Brass Band is an instrumental group based in Omaha, founded in 2017 and conducted by Glenn Greet, a Yorkshire, England native with a rich background in brass banding, including performances at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. The group currently has 35 band members who work and/or study in Nebraska communities. 
Their next scheduled public performance is June 7 at the Glen Miller Festival in Clarinda, IA. Those interested can find more information on the NEBB website at NebraskaBrassBand.com.

The Nebraska Brass Band was one of three finalists who submitted audition videos. Other finalists included the Lincoln Continentals and the Nebraska Men’s Christian Chorus. The top three videos advanced to the public-voting phase on the CSG Facebook page, and the Nebraska Brass Band, by earning the most “likes”, became the winner of the contest, which is sponsored by Amigos/Kings Classic. 

Besides the National Anthem, the Opening Ceremonies, which begin at 8 p.m. on July 20, include the traditional parade of athletes, skydivers, fireworks, mascots, a freestyle BMX performance and the lighting of the caldron by a mystery athlete.  Opening Ceremonies admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17, and free for registered athletes and kids under six. 

The Cornhusker State Games is expected to draw some 11,000 athletes to Lincoln and Omaha from July 20-29 for competition in more than 60 sports. Athlete registration is open through July 6. Details, ticket information and online registration are available at CornhuskerStateGames.com
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