1974 Marching Band uniforms are seen in Clyde
Notice the bandsmen are wearing the "CY'S BIG WIND" barets.
(See closeup image below.)
"CY'S BIG WIND"
Not all bandsmen agreed to that phrase.
Some joked it really said, "CY'S BIG W INO."
The Iowa State University marching bands would perform each year in the Veishea Parade.
On January 1, 2000, the ISU Marching Band marched
in the London Millennium
Parade (in London, England, of course). Some ISU Alumni Band members were invited
to march in this London parade along with the Iowa State University Varsity Marching Band.
The Alumni took part in order to fill the empty spots caused by the few University
students who were unable to make the trip.
All, even the London residents, enjoyed ISU's
participation in the parade.
The Iowa State band members enjoyed not only the parade, but the entire trip,
even though they could not ride the London Eye. This Largest Ferris Wheel in Europe
(located South of the Thames River, and today riden by 3.5 million per year)
was scheduled to be dedicated and open on that December 31. However technical
problems delayed its use by the public until March of 2000, when the ISU Marching
Band was long gone. "Hey! We're not staying here until it's working, are we?
We'd miss the second semester if we did that!"
When ISU played Pittsburg in the 2000 INSIGHT.COM
the ISU Marching Band accompanied the football team and ISU fans
to Phoenix, Arizona to perform during the game. ISU won the bowl game, 37-29.
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