Friday night, the marching band took their first step onto the field, and there were thousands of people at Memorial Stadium to watch and hear them.
The band says this is their favorite moment. "The minute that all the band starts playing our first note—that impact is huge and I love the crowd's reaction."
Husker marching band played in front their first crowd of the season, but for many, this was a breeze.
"When I started here my first year, this is the biggest audience I'd ever played in front of, and now it's just—it's nothing."
For senior Dan Holtmeyer, Friday night was bitter sweet. He dedicated his life at UNL to the marching band and this was the last first night he'll have.
"Band is pretty much half my life, we all sort of sell our souls," said Holtmeyer.
As the seniors say hello to their last year in the band, incoming freshmen are saying hello to what they say will be the most memorable times of the lives.
But the members of the band aren't the only ones looking forward to this night. Family and friends got to come out and see the band strut their stuff, and a boy scout troop got to carry the flag, something they say is a huge honor.
"It's a really rare thing you get to do this. So it's kind of special to do it." "I guess it just means I get to carry my troop flag and represent my troop."
The band says whether they are new on the field or veterans by now, this is a year they won't forget.
"I can't wait to show everyone what the corn husker marching band is made of."
Events to welcome the students to campus and start classes off with a bang will be going on all next week.
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