2019 Hawkeye Marching Band Audition Info Now Available
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The 260-member Hawkeye Marching Band is the sound of Iowa Football and the heartbeat of historic Kinnick Stadium. We present pregame and halftime shows at all Iowa home football games, and at one or two away games each season. As the most visible ensemble in the School of Music and the largest student organization on campus, we bring all Hawkeyes together to Fight for Iowa. Comprised of students from nearly every major within the University, this time-honored organization combines quality musicianship, Hawkeye spirit, pride and dedication to create their nationally renowned gridiron excitement. In addition to our 260 musicians, performances by the HMB include our drum major Michael Janssen, Golden Girl Kylene Spanbauer, and the award-winning Iowa Dance Team. The HMB performs for over 70,000 fans during each home game.
"We gain a significant advantage playing at home in familiar surroundings with friends, fans, and the band cheering us on!"
- Kirk Ferentz, Hawkeye Head Football Coach
“One of the top ten best college marching bands in the nation!”
- CNN Headline News, October 2012
“7 Big Ten Halftime Shows Worth the Watch”
- Sports Illustrated web site, December 29, 2014
FOOTBALL FANS - Our pregame concerts continue in 2019! The concerts are held in the Recreation Building. These concerts always begin one hour and fifteen minutes prior to kickoff. Visit this link for more information: https://footballgameday.hawkeyesports.com/tailgate/
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