A wealth of skilled and talented material available has made it possible for Iowa State to have both a Concert Band and a Varsity Band. This year, the Concert Band added a new $390 German silver bass clarinet to its equipment. Spring saw the completion of a series of successful concerts both at home and on tour.
Composed of 70 players, the Varsity Band lends its spirit and tempo to basketball games and other athletic events as well as the annual Military Circus.
1938 Iowa State Rhythm Club
Popular to the followers of swing music, the Iowa State Rhythm Club was organized to give recognition to undergraduates for their skill in the field of swing dance music. The group is composed of fifteen members. New ones are elected by the club upon proving their worth to a swing aggregation.
The Rhythm Club presented a special concert for its enthusiastic swing fans at a special campus varieties performance. Other appearances include two twisters and a concert during VEISHEA. Each year, keys are given to the club's outstanding swingsters. Jim Farnham and Roderick Dodds received this year's award.