July 31, 2014

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Leonard Falcone 1899–1985 Creating An Enduring MSU Memorial

What words do you use when you tell a friend about Leonard Falcone? What story comes to mind when you try to explain the impact that this man had on your life, or the influence that he had on MSU’s growth to national prominence? If you are one of the fortunate men or women who […]


Encore Newsletter – Summer 2014 Edition

The summer 2014 edition of the Encore newsletter has arrived. Check here for all the latest MSU Alumni Band news and events.

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Pentwater Days: August 16th, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, a combined SMB/Alumni Band will perform as part of the Pentwater Homecoming Days events. This one-day trip, on August 16th, will see the band perform in four events: the home of Spartan “Superfans” Duane and Judy Vernon overlooking lake Michigan, twice at a downtown Pentwater MSU preseason tailgate party and […]


2014 Golf Outing – Friday, September 26, 2014

The 2014 Golf Outing will be Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM. The annual MSU Alumni Band golf outing is held at Oak Lane Golf Course in Webberville, Michigan. It is always scheduled the Friday before the fall reunion. The outing includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and prizes. To register, follow […]


2014 Fall Reunion – Saturday September 27, 2014

Date The 2014 fall reunion date has been announced: Saturday September 27, 2014, MSU vs. the Cowboys of Wyoming. The theme for the 2014 Fall reunion will be music from the Rose Bowls. Included are a selection from each year MSU participated: 1954 (California Here We Come), 1956 (Sing, Sing, Sing), 1966 (Slaughter on 10th […]

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Images from the SMB 1956 Rose Bowl Trip

These images are from a booklet prepared by Oldsmobile following the 1956 Rose Bowl trip for the Spartan Marching Band. A special thanks to Gordon Spink for allowing us to borrow and scan the booklet. Also included are local newspaper accounts covering the band and their activities. Please click here to view the rest of […]