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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)
Four students in the early 2000s making I O W A

Memorial fundraiser for piccolo player will give gift of music to others

IOWA CITY, Iowa - (Iowa's News Now) — The Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band is honoring one of their own. They're raising money to buy piccolos in memory of Kelly Enstrom. Enstrom, a piccolo player in the band, died unexpectedly last year. The money will be used to give instruments to future marching band members to commemorate her.
Trumpet players wearing masks

Hawkeye Marching Band Goes Paperless

For centuries, musicians have used sheet music in the form of paper to read and follow along with the song they are playing. But just as books have gone digital, so has sheet music. The Hawkeye Marching Band is reducing their carbon footprint and keeping their students healthy by using an app. (WHO-13 Des Moines)
Trombone player

The Morning Scramble - Black and Gold Friday

Just because there’s no Hawkeye football doesn’t mean The Morning Scramble can’t paint your fall Friday black and gold! Dr. Eric Bush, director of the Hawkeye Marching Band, shares the band’s virtual game day experience. (Z102.9)