The Boom is Back

From the Director of the Hawkeye Marching Band:
Last Saturday, the 141st edition of the Hawkeye Marching Band ran onto Duke Slater Field in Kinnick Stadium for the last time in the 2021 season. Just three months ago, we welcomed 270 marching Hawkeyes to campus for Band Camp, and a few weeks later, nearly half the band felt the roar of 70,000 fans from the field for the first time.
Read Dr. Bush's Full Message
From Director of Bands Richard Mark Heidel:
Greetings from Iowa City! As I write this message, it is cloudy and cold, a strong northerly wind is blowing, and most of the leaves have disappeared from the trees. It’s hard to believe the fall semester is almost over but these are the unmistakable signs that the holiday season and another Iowa winter are on their way.
Read Dr. Heidel's Full Message!
Experience Pregame in 360°
Experience our Pregame show from inside the band in this 360° video! And be sure to subscribe to the HMB on YouTube so you don't miss out on as we share content from the 2021 season!
Update from the HMB Alumni Band Leadership Board
Follow the link below to read messages from Alumni Band Leadership Board President Kirk Phillips (BS '75, PhD '05), Alumni Band Music Director Jeff Sebille (BS '90), and Board Vice-President Arlene Houk (BBA '84), and get to know our newest Board members, Craig Brown (BA '97) and Dina Jensen (BA '93)!
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Celebrating 40 Years with Lou Crist
During the November 20 game against Illinois, 70,000 fans in Kinnick Stadium joined us in celebrating Lou Crist's 40th Anniversary as the Golden Voice of the Hawkeye Marching Band! Lou marched in the Hawkeye Marching Band in their 1958-59 season, including an appearance in the 1959 Rose Bowl. He has been the voice of Hawkeye Marching Band pregame and halftime shows under six of the band’s thirteen directors. HMB Alums, if you have a moment, drop us a line at the link below with a memory or words of celebration for Lou! We will share them with him on our Bowl Game trip!
Celebrate Lou!
Band 141
BAND 141 is an exhibit that encapsulates the Hawkeye Marching Band’s history and traditions through their 141 years on campus. Visit the exhibit in the Voxman Music Building during its open hours. (The Daily Iowan)
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Band Extravaganza 2021
Band Extravaganza relocated to the new Xtream Arena in Coralville's River Landing! Feauring the Iowa Symphony Band, Johnson County Landmark, and the Hawkeye Marching Band, it's the largest college band event in the State of Iowa - and we had one of the largest crowds in recent memory! This year, we also welcomed the Iowa City West High Trojan Marching Band to perform at intermission!
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2020-21 HMB Awards Banquet
On Friday, February 19, we held a virtual 2020-21 HMB Awards Banquet, honoring our students for their incredible work during an extremely challenging year. We also took time to acknowledge some very special members of our HMB family for their contributions during the 2020-21 season! Follow the link below to meet our Award Winners!
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Upcoming UI Bands Events
Concert Band and University Band
Monday, December 6  // 7:30 PM
Voxman Concert Hall

Band Showcase
Saturday, February 19  // 6:30 PM
Voxman Concert Hall

Hawkeye Honor Band
Sunday, February 20  // 1:30 PM
Voxman Concert Hall

Concert Band
Wednesday, April 6  // 7:30 PM
Voxman Concert Hall
University Band
Monday, April 11  // 7:30 PM
Voxman Concert Hall

Symphony Band
Thursday, April 14  // 7:30 PM
Voxman Concert Hall

University Band, Concert Band, and Symphony Band
Monday, May 2  // 7:30 PM
Voxman Concert Hall

Symphony Band at Iowa Bandmasters Association
May 12-14, 2022 
Des Moines, IA
Iowa Bands Staff
Dr. Richard Mark Heidel
Director of Bands

Dr. Eric W. Bush
Associate Director of Bands
Director, Hawkeye Marching Band

Dr. Myron Welch
Director of Bands Emeritus

Prof. Kevin Kastens
Associate Director of Bands Emeritus

Kathy Ford
Administrative Coordinator, Bands

Graduate Assistants
Michael Janssen
Kara Metzger
Nick Miller, Drumline Instructor
Myron Peterson
Tyler Strickland
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