December 5, 2019

In Memoriam: Roger Topliff

Roger J. Topliff passed away at his home in Louisville, CO on October 26, 2019 of congestive heart failure. He was born in Eaton Rapids, MI on June 19, 1932 to Rolland J. and Gienevieve Lane Topliff. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Mason High School. He then went to Michigan […]

In Memoriam: Michael Moran, Jr.

James Michael Moran, Jr. (Mike), age 67, of Taylor, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Beloved Husband of Laura for forty years. Hunting partner of Sons James (Jennifer) and Sean (Katie). Proud Grandfather of Matthew and Amelia. Dear Brother of Ray, Colleen and the late Val. Precious son of the late James Sr. […]

2019 Fall Reunion

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the Fall reunion – what a tremendous turnout of alumni to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the MSU Bands! 892 individuals attended the festivities, with 844 marching the game. Add in the 300 members of the Spartan Marching Band and that’s 1,144 musicians on the […]

MSU Bands 150th Anniversary Concert

Be sure to mark your calendar – April 25th – as we continue to celebrate 150 years of the MSU Bands. This will be a very special concert!

In Memoriam: Hubert “Tex” Arnold

Hubert “Tex Arnold” (March 2, 1945 – August 22, 2019), pianist, arranger, music director and composer has died from complications following a sudden stroke. In a career spanning a half century, Tex Arnold worked successfully in multiple genres, including radio, television, theatre, records, major symphony orchestras, marching bands and cabaret. He was especially noted for […]