Former Hawkeye Marching Band (HMB) members carry on beloved musical traditions and friendships through Alumni Band.

Members perform favorite songs such as “Hey Jude” and the “Victory Polka” at key university events, including the annual Homecoming parade and Iowa football pregame show. The Alumni Band also raises funds to enhance the Iowa band experience for current students. You can make a gift to support those efforts.

For updates, follow the University of Iowa Alumni Band on Facebook.


Homecoming 2024

Mark your calendars for October 24-26. More information to come.

During the summer of 2023, the UICA collected alumni band photo memories. If you were unable to attend the reception, enjoy the video and a walk down memory lane. Thanks to all that submitted photos. See you in 2024!


The Alumni Band Leadership Board is recruiting for additional members. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please apply using the link below.

The Alumni Band Leadership Board was created to expand the base of volunteers organizing our band, and to support the following purpose:

Open to all former Hawkeye Marching Band members (HMB), the Alumni Band Leadership Board (Board) 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 Board seeks to advocate for and enhance the experience of current Hawkeye Marching Band members through networking, mentorship, and fundraising. Additionally, the Alumni Band participates in key university events on and off campus, including the Homecoming Parade and football pregame and pep band performances.

To serve on the leadership board, you must:

  • Be an exemplar of ideal engagement for our constituents and current students
  • Promote alumni engagement through social, educational, and philanthropic initiatives and programs
  • Attend full board meetings and participate in committees and other board projects between regular meetings.
  • Serve a three-year term.

Alumni Band Nostalgia and Resources

Watch this 2018 pre-game performance by the Alumni Band inside historic Kinnick Stadium.

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.

Or maybe you recall this special song played during your downfield march at pregame! "On Iowa" is a classic.

Alumni Band Sheet Music

Former Iowa band members can find marching band and pep band sheet music for their instruments listed under each song.

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