Support the Cyclone Marching Band


Support the Band Today

The Cyclone Marching Band entertains hundreds of thousands of fans across Cyclone Nation each year, and we couldn't do it without the support of you - our greatest fans!  We have a variety of different ways to support the band, from being our biggest cheerleader in the stands of Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum to becoming a transformational donor to our program.

The Cyclone Marching Band has a "tradition of excellence" dating back to 1881.  The band has performed all over the country at exhibitions and bowl games in support of music education and Cyclone Athletics.  The band has traveled overseas twice - once in 2000 as a featured guest in the Millennium Parade in London, England and again in 2016 when the band was selected to represent the United States of America at the annual D-Day ceremonies in Normandy and Paris, France. The band has been heard commercially both by recording the Ray Charles Pepsi Jingle in 1991 and winning the "Coach Contest" to record the theme song to the hit television show "Coach" in 1995. From 2017-2019, the Cyclone Marching Band held the Sudler Trophy recognizing excellence in collegiate marching band and a significant contribution to the American way of life. This is one of the highest honors available in the colligate marching profession and is a reflection of the support we have received from our alumni and donors throughout the years. In 2022, members of the band were chosen to perform in a tribute to the Iowa State Fair on ABC's popular talk show, The View.  This is the highest honor a college marching band can receive, and we are humbled to have been selected.

When you give to the Iowa State University Cyclone Football 'Varsity' Marching Band, you are directly helping the members of the band to have a world-class experience in our band program.  With over 400 students involved in the Athletic Band program, your gift has a significant impact on the membership of the band, and the way that it contributes to Cyclone Nation.

Ways to Give
Donate Now Fan of the Game Adopt-the-Band Alumni Band Golf Tournament

Why should you ADOPT-THE-BAND?

Whether it’s a high-spirited halftime show at a football game in Jack Trice Stadium or a touch of “Hilton Magic” at a basketball game, the Cyclone Bands are providing entertainment and university pride to every spectator in the audience.  With their superior showmanship, the Cyclone Bands are regarded as some of the finest collegiate bands in the country.

However, each year the bands operate on a very limited budget.  The annual Adopt-the-Band campaign is your chance to show your pride in the Cyclone Bands and the outstanding men and women who represent the university with such talent and dedication.

A gift of any amount helps the band tremendously, please consider giving to the Pride of Iowa State!

Click HERE to Adopt The Band!

Or, call the Iowa State University Foundation at 515-294-4607 or toll free at 1-866-419-6768.