IOWA CITY— Kenna DeVore is one of 272 University of Iowa students who are members of the 2021 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.
Forced to the sidelines last year because of the pandemic, the 2021 Hawkeye Marching Band - affectionately known as “Band 141” by its membership - will once again be the sound and heartbeat of historic Kinnick Stadium at each of the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes’ seven home games.
DeVore is from Osceola and plays the Piccolo; this is DeVore’s second year as a member of the Hawkeye Marching Band.
The HMB typically travels to one or two away games each season and the bowl game when Iowa qualifies for postseason competition. Therefore, Band 141 will also support the Hawkeyes when the football team visits to Ames for the annual Cy-Hawk Series game against intrastate rival Iowa State.
The Iowa football team and the Hawkeye Marching Band opened the 2021 season in Saturday against Indiana.
As the most visible ensemble in the University of Iowa’s School of Music and the largest student organization on the campus, the HMB brings all Hawkeyes together to “Fight for Iowa.” Comprised of students from nearly every major at Iowa - DeVore is majoring in Human Physiology and Nursing - this time-honored organization combines quality musicianship, Hawkeye spirit, pride and dedication to create its nationally renowned gridiron excitement.