Cyclone Marching Band
History

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1881

First Band at ISC

1886

First Drum Major

1928

Band Competes for the First Time

1936

First Away Game

1941

First Formations

1947

Pigskin Pageants

1951

First Basketball Pep Band

1953

First "Band Day"
"For I, For S" Premiere

1971

The Bands Expand

1972

Women Join the Marching Band

1973

A New Fanfare

1976

Ferguson and Ford
First Cyclone Honor Band Festival

1978

Moving to Varsity

1980

First Alumni Band
First Band Extravagenza

1991

Pepsi Calls the Band

1994

Band Greeks Established

1995

"Coach" Gets It's Theme Song

2000

Millennial Celebration

2005

Alumni Band Celebrates 25th Anniversary

2011

New Look, Same Great Taste
The Band Takes Manhattan

2012

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

2013

Back to Manhattan

Director of Bands at Iowa State

1912-1913    C.L. Monhenke

1914-1917    Jaffrey C. Lewis

1918-1921    Edward Schenhettel

1922-1935    Oscar Hatch Hawley

1936-1947    Alvin R. Edgar

1948-1967    Frank Piersol

1968-1972    Acton Ostling, Jr.

1973-1980    Jimmie Howard Reynolds

1980-1998    Joseph Christensen

1999-present    Dr. Michael Golemo

Iowa State University Marching Band Directors

Prior to 1972, the marching band was typically under
the leadership of the Director of Bands

1972-1983    James McKinney

1984-1985    Will Rapp

1980-1986    James McKinney

1986-1995    Roger Cichy

1995-1996    John LaCognata

1996-2002    Martin Province

2002-2010    Dr. Matthew Smith

2010 – Interim    Dr. Natalie Steele

2011-present    Dr. Steven Smyth

*Historical information has been gathered through band
alumni and the Nu class of Kappa Kappa Psi.  For any additions or
corrections, please call the main office at: 515-294-3831