Charles Rietz 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.


Rietz, a senior from Huxley, plays the bass drum on the Drumline. This is Charles’s fourth year with the HMB.