The 2019 Russ Swanson Outstanding Bandsman Award was presented this year to Dan Iverson! Dan was awarded a plaque at the band’s end of season banquet on January 31, 2020. Dan received $100, a personal award, and his name will be on a plaque which is on display at Westbrook Music Building.
Dan is a trombone player from Rapid City, South Dakota. He is a senior music education major at UNL and is currently student teaching.
This award was renamed in 2012 in Russ Swanson’s honor. Russ was a french horn player in the marching band and was a part of the 1941 Rose Bowl Band. He was also a WWII veteran serving on an air bomber crew. He was a charter member of the Band Alumni Association in 1974 and was on the board until a little over a year before he died in 2011. He and his wife were dedicated volunteers for activities of the BAA board.