HMB members performing in the 2023 Homecoming parade in downtown Iowa City

Hawkeye Marching Band to perform at halftime of Citrus Bowl after community blowback

Monday, December 11, 2023
The organizers of the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl have reversed their decision to exclude the Hawkeye Marching Band from playing at halftime after facing backlash from the band members and the local community. The band will now perform at the game on Jan. 1 in Orlando.
Hawkeye Marching Band trombones performing in the stands at Kinnick Stadium

Decision Reversed: Hawkeye Marching Band will perform halftime show at Citrus Bowl

Sunday, December 10, 2023
After further review, organizers of the Citrus Bowl are reversing course on their decision about the game's halftime show.
George Scully tosses a beanbag

After Cancer Fight, Hawkeye Superfan Finds Joy in the Wave

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Iowa alumnus George Scully is back at Kinnick Stadium after getting a surprise visit from the Hawkeye Marching Band to mark the end of his treatment.
Drew Bonner conducting the HMB in the HTRC

Stepping up Hawkeye Marching Band performances

Saturday, November 18, 2023
His mother calls him “a walking musical note,” but these days, Drew Bonner is more of a marching musical note. As one of the graduate teaching assistants working with the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band, he’s written 148 minutes of marching music since June, “which is a lot,” he said, often arranging hits from pop to heavy metal and Iowa’s own Meredith Willson for halftime shows.
Mellophone players rehearsing in the HTRC, wearing shirts that read "Mellies love the Brick Kitchen"

Hawkeye Marching Band members ink novel NIL deal with Brick Kitchen

Friday, October 27, 2023
Two years ago, in summer 2021, the NCAA suspended generations-old rules barring student-athletes from monetizing their “name, image and likeness” — ushering in a new era allowing collegiate stars to capitalize on their renown. And yet, the NCAA rule change didn’t functionally change anything for members of collegiate marching and pep bands that travel with their schools’ sports teams to hype and entertain the crowd.
HMB performing drill in Kinnick Stadium depicting Caitlin Clark shooting a "3" from the logo

Iowa marching band honors Caitlin Clark during Hawkeyes' football game

Saturday, September 16, 2023
During Saturday's Iowa football game against the visiting Western Michigan Broncos, the Hawkeyes' band paid tribute to Clark during the halftime show.
HMB performing Caitlin Clark Drill in Kinnick Stadium

Iowa Marching Band Paid Tribute to Caitlin Clark With Incredible Halftime Show

Saturday, September 16, 2023
Saturdays in September may be dedicated to college football, but that didn’t stop Iowa’s marching band from getting a head start on basketball season with a shoutout to the campus’s biggest star: Caitlin Clark.
Modern Marching Herky Logo

Meet the "New" Marching Herky!

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
We are pleased to reveal a new family of graphics for the Hawkeye Marching Band! We worked closely with the Iowa Athletics licensing office to create new Marching Herky logos for the Hawkeye Marching Band, as well as the Iowa Alumni Marching Band.
Nick Miller Conducting at the Music City Bowl

Announcing new Assistant Director of Bands, Associate Director of the Hawkeye Marching Band, Director of Marching Percussion, Nick Miller

Thursday, May 11, 2023
We are pleased to announce Nick Miller has been named the new Assistant Director of Bands, Associate Director of the Hawkeye Marching Band and Director of Marching Percussion at the University of Iowa. Mr. Miller has served for the last five years as our Drumline Instructor and a graduate teaching assistant for the HMB.