The sound of Kinnick Stadium.
The heartbeat of our university.
Founded in 1881, the 275-member Hawkeye Marching Band is the sound of Kinnick Stadium and the heartbeat of our university. 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 275 musicians, performances by the HMB include our drum major Christian Frankl, Golden Girl and world champion twirler Ella McDaniel, and the award-winning Iowa Dance Team. The HMB performs for over 70,000 fans during each home game.
One of the top ten best college marching bands in the nation!
- CNN Headline News, October 2012