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Christian Frankl

Student Spotlight: Hawkeye Marching Band selects new drum major

Christian Frankl wanted to be a Big 10 drum major for as long as he could remember, and this spring, his dream came true. While studying abroad in Scotland, Frankl spent time out on the grassy hills of Edinburgh practicing his mace routines in preparation to fly back to Iowa City and audition for the desired position.
Tyler Strickland conducting in Kinnick Stadium

Ready to direct on the field, in the performance hall

Tyler Strickland will graduate having conducted the Hawkeye Marching Band on some of the biggest stages: Kinnick Stadium, a Big Ten Championship game, and the Citrus Bowl.
Members of the Hawkeye Drumline in performance

Ready For a Boom on One Day for Iowa

The Hawkeye Marching Band was one of two areas to exceed 180 gifts during the University of Iowa's 24-hour online giving day in 2021. Its members are ready to inspire more participation during this spring's event.
Hawkeye Marching Band clarinets performing in Kinnick Stadium

Band Extravaganza to be held at Xtream Arena for the first time

This year’s Band Extravaganza, the Hawkeye Marching Band’s annual show, will be held in Xtream Arena and feature three University of Iowa Bands, along with the introduction of a guest band.
Band 141 Exhibit in Voxman Music Building

BAND 141: an exhibit celebrating the history of the Hawkeye Marching Band

This Fall, come to the Voxman Music Building for BAND 141, a look at the Hawkeye Marching Band. Director Eric Bush donated a significant collection of materials from the Band’s history including photographs, drill charts, papers, scrapbooks, uniform pieces, audio and video recordings, and other memorabilia to the Rita Benton Music Library in 2020.
Band 141 Exhibit in Voxman Music Building

Hawkeye Marching Band celebrates 141 years with BAND 141 exhibit

BAND 141 is an exhibit that encapsulates the Hawkeye Marching Band’s history and traditions through their 141 years on campus. It is available to visit in the Voxman Music Building during its open hours.
Hawkeye Marching Band on the practice field

Hawkeye marching band ready to get back to Kinnick after a year away

College football sounded different last season. Kinnick Stadium was quiet. This year, the music is back. The Hawkeye Marching Band is back after a year away in 2020. ”I cannot describe how much last year really hurt,” senior sousaphone player Reese Thornburg said. “It’s gonna be so incredible to be back in the stadium.”
collage of photos of HMB alum Kelly Enstrom and friends

New Instruments Honor Memory of Former Hawkeye Marching Band Member

When piccolo player Kelly Enstrom died this past fall, college friends rallied to raise funds in her honor.
Kate Weldon

UI senior makes strides as university bands’ first female band manager

University of Iowa senior Kate Weldon has been working hard this past year as the band manager for the School of Music, overseeing the school’s concert bands and the Hawkeye Marching Band.
Amanda Thomas

Hawkeye Marching Band selects next drum major, a woman in a position dominated historically by men

University of Iowa senior Amanda Thomas will serve as the band’s next leading Hawkeye, one of just a handful of women to do so in the band’s 140-year history. (The Daily Iowan)