The Iowa State Band was organized ten years ago with a membership of fifty members. Since then it has grown so much that we now have two bands -- a concert band and a training band in which the students gain the experience needed to qualify for the Concert Band. At present, the Concert Band has a membership of almost a hundred men and the Training Band fifty-five.
The Band, decked out in its Cardinal and Gold Uniforms gives an annual fall concert, and several spring concerts and, in addition, appears at all athletic events. Professor Hawley has been the conductor for the past ten years. (from the 1930 Iowa State Bomb yearbook)