2019 Russ Swanson Outstanding Bandsman Announced at Band Banquet

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.

Award presentation
From Left to Right: Julie Duensing, BAA Board Member, Dan Iverson, Bob Snider, BAA Development Officer

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.

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