November 18, 2017

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In Memoriam: James Vantine

VANTINE, JR. ESQ. J.D., JAMES GILBERT PORTAGE, MI Jim was born in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania in 1953. Always precocious and enterprising, upon learning at the age of 3 that the family would be moving to Royal Oak, Michigan, the tot grabbed a pillowcase and went “Trick or Treating” in July. Jim graduated with a National […]

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Spring Concert – April 29, 2018 at Fairchild Auditorium

The annual Alumni Band Spring Concert is coming April 29, 2018 to Fairchild Auditorium. Pull out that instrument and join us! This event is different than our Fall reunion – it’s much smaller, although it brings in a few more people who typically don’t march with us during football season. So if you want to […]

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Encore Newsletter – Summer 2017 Edition

The summer 2017 edition of the Encore newsletter has arrived. Check here for all the latest MSU Alumni Band news and events!

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2017 Fall Reunion – September 30, 2017 – Spartans vs. Hawkeyes

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with our annual reunion. It turned out to be a very successful day for everyone – the weather cooperated with sunshine and the best temperatures in years, our football team beat Iowa, and we finally had a late start for game time! To see pictures from the […]

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MSU Alumni Band Mediterranean cruise – June 11-June 23, 2018. Registration deadline is August 1st!

Join MSU Band Directors and your Alumni Band friends on a concert tour of the Mediterranean. Our tour begins in Athens, Greece for three days where we will visit historic sites including the Acropolis and a trip to Ancient Corinth. We then depart on a seven day cruise on the Mediterranean which will feature two […]

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David Thornton named 13th Director of the SMB

David Thornton, assistant director of bands was appointed director of the Spartan Marching Band effective June 14, 2017. Photo by Mark Hansen. In announcing the appointment, James Forger, dean of the College of Music, praised David Thornton for the experience, energy and artistry he will bring to his new role. “We look forward to welcoming […]