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Iowa State University. Alumni Band Association records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/2/4

Scope and Content

The collection (1980-2015) contains documentation related to the activities and operation of the ISU Alumni Band. Materials pertaining to the operation of the organization include bylaws, executive board meeting minutes, email and letter correspondence, financial reports, and planning materials for the annual banquet usually held during Homecoming weekend. Also included in the collection are materials that were distributed amongst the members of the ISU Alumni Band. These documents include newsletters, news clippings, membership directories, halftime drill charts, and documentation related to the performances during the VEISHEA parade, at Homecoming halftime shows, and for basketball pep bands. This collection includes artifact 2008-234.001 (located in Box 8 folder 6).

Dates

  • 1980-2015

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The Iowa State University Alumni Band Association was formed in 1981. According to the by-laws of the organization, "the Alumni Band Association is a project of the Iowa State University Band Alumni, the Iowa State University Music Department, and the Iowa State University Alumni Association that is conducted for the health, welfare, and enjoyment of its members and the Iowa State University Band Program. Membership in the Alumni Band Association is open to all alumni of Iowa State Bands. Individuals do not have to have graduated from Iowa State University to be eligible. Spouses, friends, relatives, and children of the members are welcome at all association activities. The governing body of the Association is the Executive Board. The Executive Board consists of all officers elected by the Association, the Iowa State University Band Directors and a staff representative from the Iowa State University Alumni Association."



Kirk Hartung, a 1979 Graduate of Iowa State University, proposed the formation of the Iowa State University Alumni Band Association in late September 1980. He discussed the idea with James McKinney, Joseph Christensen, and Dan Phillips, Directors of the Iowa State University Marching Band. The following week, with the support of the Iowa State University Marching Band Directors, Hartung wrote to the Iowa State University Alumni Association to request a list of past marching band members with the intention of forming an Alumni Band Association. The first meeting and performance of the group took place on Homecoming weekend, October 16-17, 1981. The band performed at the Homecoming football game halftime. The group consisted of 165 members from the classes of 1927 to 1981. On May 4, 1990 the Alumni Band first participated as a unit the VEISHEA Parade. On January 11, 1992 they first performed as the Alumni Basketball Pep Band at an Iowa State University men's basketball game, and on December 19, 1999 the band added its first women's basketball game to its schedule.

Extent

3.99 Linear Feet (8 document boxes and 3 half-document boxes)

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Items in related collections

RS 13/17/3. Iowa State University. Cyclone Marching Band records, 1874-2010 RS 21/2. Iowa State University. Alumni Association records

Processing Information

Released on 2019-03-12.

Title
RS 21/2/4. Iowa State University. Alumni Band Association records, 1980-2015
Date
March 5, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672