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Marching Band D-Day Memorial Trip

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Marching Band D-Day Memorial Trip

This June, members of the Cyclone Marching Band's select France Band will travel to Normandy, France, to participate in ceremonies honoring American World War II veterans and to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day landing.

The students will perform at the Omaha Beach Cemetery, as well as in the town square of St. Mere Eglise, as part of the Salute to Liberation. Other notable performances will occur at the American Cemetery at Brittany and in the D-Day Memorial Parade.  

The Iowa State University Cyclone Marching Band was chosen as the only American musical ensemble to participate in this incredibly prestigious ceremony and will be representing not only the state of Iowa, but our entire United States of America. The band was chosen through a competitive application process, and its selection was based upon the excellence and tradition of the entire band program at Iowa State University.  

The talented 152 students of the France Band have been tasked with raising money to offset the costs of the trip. They greatly appreciate any support you are able to provide! Go Cyclones!

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Even the smallest instrument is valued within the big ensemble! Thank you for your donation.


Clarinet and Sax

All the small costs of a trip add up. By donating $70, you'll cover two France Band pullovers, which will be worn by band members as they perform at the American Cemetery in Normandy.



It has been said that trumpet players have healthy egos. By donating $150 toward the ISU France Band, receive a Twitter shoutout from the ISU Marching Band @ISUCFVMB!



The traditional band uniform, which consists of custom white shoes, bibber pants, jacket, white gloves, shako and plume, will be worn by band members during the D-Day Memorial Parade. Each uniform costs hundreds of dollars. By donating $500, you'll receive a "Thank You" card and photo from a mellophone player!


Twirler and Guard

Thank you for your support--we'll show you some love. By donating $2000, you'll receive a personal "Thank You" video from band members while in France!


Baritones, Trombones, Tuba

If you graciously choose this low brass level of donation, Mr. Smyth will spell out your name on the field, and you will receive a "Thank You" photo of this occasion.



Shipping a full drumline overseas is logistically and financially challenging. Want a challenge? If you graciously choose the Drumline level of donation, you will be given the opportunity to conduct the ISU Fight Song on Game Day at Jack Trice.

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