Congratulations to the 250-member Hawkeye Marching Band and their director, Professor Kevin Kastens. The Hawkeye Marching Band was singled out on October 26 as one of the best college bands in the nation on CNN Headline News. Fans were able to nominate their favorite band; videos of the bands were then collected by the cable news network. Based on the submissions, CNN chose 14 bands from across the country for broadcast on their Morning Express show with Robin Meade (6:00-10:00AM, EST). The Big Ten was well-represented in the “Battle of the Bands.” In addition to the Hawkeye Marching Band, the University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State University marching bands were also recognized.