February 24, 2018

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In memoriam: Bruce Helmer

Alumni Band member Bruce Helmer, age 95, passed away on January 21, 2018. Bruce was a participant in the first Alumni Band Reunion and the first Alumni Band Overseas Tour to Italy in 1985. Bruce graduated from Central High School, Lansing in 1941. He started college at MSU in the fall of 1941 and was […]

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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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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 […]