Gernenz to perform with UW-Whitewater marching band

     Alyssa Gernenz, a 2016 graduate of Coal City High School, is among the student musicians from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Marching Band who will perform at the Green Bay Packers home opener on Sunday, Sept. 10.

     The 170-member band was invited to perform at halftime at Lambeau Field in front of a potential crowd of more than 80,000 people.

     "We are thrilled to be able to return to Lambeau Field," said Glenn Hayes, director of bands at UW-Whitewater. "The students have been working with a strong focus and determination to give an incredible performance after only being together for eight days of rehearsal. I could not be more proud of each and every one of them!"

     The band's performance is titled, "Marvel at Us," and will pay homage to the musical scores of the blockbuster Marvel Comics films, including "Spider-Man" and "Iron Man."

     Gernenz, who is studying at UW-Whitewater, performs as a member of the color guard in the marching band. She is the daughter of Phil and Amy Gernenz.