Maggie Wachowiak adding to gameday excitement at University of Iowa football games as a member of the Hawkeye Marching Band

Maggie Wachowiak (right) and her mom, Becky Wachowiak (left), catch a few minutes together before the band performs at the Hawkeye football game. Photos provided

Maggie Wachowiak is one of 260 University of Iowa students who are members of the 2019 Hawkeye Marching Band, one of the “top ten college marching bands in the nation,” according to CNN Headline News and one of the Big Ten Conference’s marching bands whose halftime show is “worth the watch,” according to Sports Illustrated.

The 2019 Hawkeye Marching Band - affectionately known as “Band 139” by its membership - is once again the sound of Iowa Football and the heartbeat of historic Kinnick Stadium at each of the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes’ seven home games. Iowa has won its first three games of the season; the Hawkeyes’ next home game is Sept. 28 against Middle Tennessee State.

Wachowiak, a freshman from Eagle Grove, IA 50533 plays the Piccolo. This is Maggie’s first year with the HMB. As the most visible ensemble in the University of Iowa’s School of Music and the largest student organization on the UI campus, the HMB brings all Hawkeyes together to “Fight for Iowa.” Comprised of students from nearly every major within the UI - Wachowiak is majoring in Speech and Hearing Science at the UI - this time-honored organization combines quality musicianship, Hawkeye spirit, pride and dedication to create its nationally renowned gridiron excitement.

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