More than 700 current band members and over 5,000 Band Alumni warmly welcome you to Iowa State University. If you play an instrument, we invite you to become a member of our band program and join that tradition.
The ISU Bands have something for every player's ability and for every musical taste: concert bands, pep bands, jazz ensembles, and the "Cyclone" Marching Band. The eight bands offer more than an opportunity for musical excellence - they also provide an instant feeling of belonging, a chance to participate in the university's most popular organizations and the opportunity to form life-long friendships. As a member of the ISU bands, you'll be part of a 115-year tradition of musical excellence.
The ISU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band are open to all students and regularly perform at the 2,600 seat Stephens Auditorium, recognized as one of the finest performance halls in the world. These outstanding ensembles regularly feature world-class guest conductors and soloists.
Open to all students, Iowa State University offers two jazz bands each semester: Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II. These ensembles are known for their musicality and excitement which they display at every concert.
The various athletic bands provide spectacular entertainment at all Cyclone football and basketball games. In addition to their precision marching at Jack Trice Stadium, the Cyclone Marching Band normally travels to an away game each year... in addition to a possible Bowl appearance!