Sold-out performance

Marching band members in motion

Cyclone Marching Band members practice Monday evening for their Sept. 4 season debut. Photos by Christopher Gannon.

The first home football game of the season on Saturday also means Game Day for the 400-plus members of the ISU Cyclone Marching Band, pictured Monday at their practice field west of the Communications Building. With the athletics department announcing a sold-out stadium for the first two weekends of the season, the band will be performing a "summer pop hits" theme for more than 60,000 fans Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. The band includes 355 marchers and another 62 student musicians who add sound in the stands.


director speaks to seated members of marching band

Christian Carichner, director of the Cyclone Marching Band, shares instructions during a break in Monday evening's rehearsal.