February 9, 2016

2016 Auditions

Who can Audition? The Spartan Marching Band is open to all university students by audition only. You… [more]

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Thanks to our 2015 Section Sponsors!

The Spartan Marching Band would like to recognize the following donors for their Section Sponsorship… [more]

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Fond Family Memories of the SMB Inspires Giving

Mary Lee Campbell attended MSU in the late 1960s. But one of her fondest memories of campus happened… [more]

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The Art of the March: Cues from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”

The College of Music was at the center of an uncanny union of high art, athletics and mass entertainment… [more]

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MSU Alumnus Leads Walled Lake Central Marching Band in Macy’s Day Parade

A marching band directed by an alumnus of the MSU College of Music was one of just six high school bands… [more]

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2016 Auditions

Who can Audition? The Spartan Marching Band is open to all university students by audition only. You must be accepted to Michigan State University in order to audition. You do not need to be a music major to qualify for the Spartan Marching Band (SMB). Approximately 10% of the SMB population studies music, while the […]

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Thanks to our 2015 Section Sponsors!

The Spartan Marching Band would like to recognize the following donors for their Section Sponsorship for the 2015 season. Because of their generosity we were able to once again have a memorable Spartan Marching Band season! Alto Sax Jannifer Stromberg Rick & Carrie Germain Trombones Chris & Lynn Huismann Alton and Millie Wendzel Dr. Gregory […]

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Fond Family Memories of the SMB Inspires Giving

Mary Lee Campbell attended MSU in the late 1960s. But one of her fondest memories of campus happened long before she went to college, and was instilled by her father’s love of the MSU Spartan Marching Band. Throughout her childhood, Campbell traveled from her home in Midland, Mich., with her mother and father, Agatha and […]

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The Art of the March: Cues from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”

The College of Music was at the center of an uncanny union of high art, athletics and mass entertainment as the Spartan Marching Band performed its most complex, largest half-time show ever at Spartan Stadium in mid-November. For 12 minutes, Spartan Stadium became an amazing display of colors, lights and sounds under the direction of […]

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MSU Alumnus Leads Walled Lake Central Marching Band in Macy’s Day Parade

A marching band directed by an alumnus of the MSU College of Music was one of just six high school bands selected to march in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. David Rogers (B.A. ’95, M.A. ’02) led the Walled Lake Central High School band in the fabled parade that is […]

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Alumni raise funds to provide jackets for new SMB members

When Greg Pell attended Michigan State University in the 1960s, he paid his way through college by working one or more part-time jobs. But after taking care of his tuition and bills, Pell says he had little left for extras — including the jacket that symbolized his membership in the MSU Spartan Marching Band. Today, […]