The end of an era
Signifying the end of one era, Frank Piersol, affectionately known as Uncle Frank, conducts his last ISU concert at the graduation ceremony held in the Armory in May of 1967. He would have one more duty before his long career at ISU ended; later in May he would assemble a small brass choir for the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the University Cemetery. Although the Music Department had existed for many years providing an important outlet for students and service for the university, the next academic year would be different. The music department would now offer a degree program in music. A "Bachelor of Science with a Major in Music" would get things started for a while. It would take a few more years (until 1970) to assemble the faculty and offer the classes needed for a "Bachelor of Music".
Name change brings new "snappy black uniforms"
You will notice that after Iowa State College became Iowa State University, the Band uniforms needed to reflect this name change.
Now, instead of the red uniforms that said
Iowa State College,
there were new "snappy black uniforms" with
"Iowa State U"on the sleeves.
1966 Iowa State Jazz Band