Lines of smartly uniformed figures marching rhythmically down the football field; blare of bugle; musical note of lyre; "When Johnny come marching home" . . . the Iowa State Band. Alvin R. Edgar is the director.
Whether on the football field or on the side-lines during basketball games, the band lends pep, spirit, and color to the occasion.
Composed of two sections, the concert band and the activities band, the former is a symphonic band with perfect instrumentation. It appears only at concerts, playing at various towns in the state during a series of short tours.
The activities band, composed of fifty selected pieces from all bandsmen, handles all the athletic events, the Military Circus, parades and reviews, and is of general utility to the student body. Merril Bason is president of the Iowa State Band; Clarence Hodges, vice-president; Robert Tennant, secretary-treasurer; Roy Resseguie, assistant director; Lloyd Welker, librarian; and Roy Resseguie, drum major.