Open to all former Hawkeye Marching Band members, the Alumni Band assists in the lifelong relationship between the university and band alumni. With appreciation for the university so integral to the experiences of its students, the Alumni Band performs at key university events, including the Homecoming Parade and football pregame performances. The Alumni Band also raises funds to enhance the experience of current UI band members.
Do you have an upcoming event and want the University of Iowa Alumni Band to perform? Find out more information and fill out a request form today!
2019 Alumni Band Reunion
Schedule of Events
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 – Homecoming Parade
  • 4 p.m. – Check in at the corner of Iowa Avenue and Van Buren Street
  • 4:30 p.m. – Percussion practice
  • 5:15 p.m. – Parade formation and Alumni Band warm-up
  • 5:45 p.m. – Homecoming parade begins
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 – Practice, Tailgate, and Pregame Performance in Kinnick Stadium
  • 6:45 a.m.–Check in at the UI Field House Main Deck to receive field charts, marching assignments, and wristbands.
  • 7:30 a.m. – Practice in Kinnick Stadium (Family members and guests may not view this rehearsal)
  • 8:45–9:30 a.m. – Tailgate for Alumni Band members and paid guests at UI Field House Main Deck
  • 10:35 a.m. – Alumni Band pregame performance in Kinnick Stadium
  • 11 a.m. – Kickoff
Performance Checklist
Do you have your:
  • Instrument (please make arrangements to rent or bring your own instrument for all performances)
  • Music (see below)
  • Alumni Band T-shirt, baseball cap, and lapel pin. Alumni Band Homecoming apparel will be available for purchase until Aug. 30, 2019. Click here to place your order. Orders will be shipped directly to you.
  • Dark pants
  • Wristband—All Kinnick Stadium pregame performance participants will be required to register and wear wristbands. Registrants not wearing their wristbands will not be allowed in the stadium. There will be no entry or exit from the stadium, except at predetermined, designated times.
Visit the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for a listing of hotel accommodations.
Parking and Traffic
Traffic and parking will be congested throughout the weekend in Iowa City due to street closings and Homecoming festivities. Please allow extra time when making your travel plans.

  • Friday: Appropriate off-street parking is recommended, as the UI Center for Advancement does not have reserved parking for this event.
  • Saturday: Paid parking options include UI Hospitals & Clinics ramps, private homes that allow game day parking, and select parking lots. The UI Center for Advancement does not have reserved parking for this event. Visit the Iowa Football Gameday website for more details.
Map of Iowa City and UI campus

Contact or call 319-335-3305 for more information.
Listen to These Classics
Remember those classic tunes you used to play on the field? How about the "Iowa Fight Song?" It doesn't get any more nostalgic than that.
Or maybe you recall the special song that was played during your downfield march at pregame! "On Iowa" is a classic you can't hear enough!
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