Alumni Band

You'll never forget your days in the Hawkeye Marching Band.

University of Iowa Homecoming 2017

Join Us!
Alumni Band 2017 Reunion!

October 6-7, 2017
Iowa vs. Illinois


The University of Iowa Alumni Association invites you to return this fall to participate in the Alumni Band Reunion during Homecoming weekend. Join fellow former Hawkeye Marching Band members to play in the parade and inside Kinnick Stadium.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 – 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. 7, 2017Practice, tailgate at the Field House, and pregame performance in Kinnick Stadium (more information coming; kickoff at 11 a.m.)

Performance Checklist

Do you have your:

Music (available below)
Baseball cap (If you are a first-time Alumni Band participant, please mark the box on the registration form to receive a free cap when you check in on Friday or Saturday) Need a new cap? You can order one when you register.)
Alumni Band T-shirt, name tag, and lapel pin (available at check-in)
Alumni Band jacket (available for purchase on the registration form)
Dark or khaki 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 UIAA does not have reserved parking for this event.

Saturday: Paid parking options include UI Hospitals and Clinics ramps, private homes that allow game day parking, and select parking lots. The UIAA does not have reserved parking for this event.

Map of Iowa City and UI campus


Email us at or call 319-335-3296 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 times!

Contact or call 319-335-3296 for more information.

Song List By Instrument

Click the song names below to download the sheet music.

Homecoming Parade Drumline Cadence Order:

  • On Iowa (short)

  • Iowa Fight Song (short)

  • REPEAT sequence

Homecoming 2016

*All photos posted and taken by the University of Iowa Alumni Association.