August 23, 2017

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

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

GOLF – FOOTBALL – PARADE

The 2017 Fall reunion will be Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th. On Friday we’ll have our annual golf scramble at Oak Lane Golf Course. If you would like more information regarding the outing and some of the past events, you may use this link: http://msuabgo.tripod.com/. You may also contact coordinator Lynn Brown at 517-449-3800, or use the golf outing email at: msuabgo@hotmail.com

On Saturday, September 30th we’ll welcome the Iowa Hawkeyes as they take on our Spartans in the Big Ten opener. Our halftime show will highlight some very recognizable Broadway tunes – from Chicago (All That Jazz), Les Miserables (One Day More) and The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom of the Opera). Plan on spending the day on campus with us – you can join us in a morning rehearsal with former directors, march over to the stadium prior to the game, and then we’re on the field for halftime. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of it!

The Alumni Band will also be participating in the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 20th. Participants can ride on a flatbed trailer, or walk along side. This event fills up quickly – don’t miss your chance to be part of this fun-filled tradition!

Registration for all events (golf, football, Homecoming parade) are now open. Use this link to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/msu-alumni-band-fall-reunion-2017-registration-36780719121

Or, if you prefer paper, feel free to print and snail-mail the following registration forms.
2017 Alumni Band Fall Reunion Registration Form
2017 Alumni Band Golf Outing Registration Form

For additional information, please contact the Alumni Band at alumband@msu.edu, or (517) 351-4582.

Tentative Schedule – September 30th (assuming a noon kickoff)

7:00-7:45 a.m. Registration (Dem Hall)
8:00 a.m. Rehearsal starts
9:00 a.m. Drill rehearsal (SMB Field – south of Munn Arena)
9:50 a.m. LUNCH
10:50 a.m. Run-through on Adams Field
11:10 a.m. March to the stadium
11:20 a.m. Enter stadium with wristband (go to seats)
12:00 p.m. Kickoff: MSU vs. Iowa

Dress

All participants for the Fall reunion will be asked to use the green Alumni Band T-shirt which was introduced in 2014. Many participants already have the shirt, and they can bring that back to be used again this year. If you do not have the shirt, it may be purchased when registering for the reunion. We received numerous positive comments regarding our uniformity over the years because of the shirts, and are making this a mandatory uniform for all participants. Members should still plan on wearing khaki/light colored slacks or shorts.

Music

All music is now online. A link will be provided in the registration process for you to download your music. Simply select the appropriate instrument and part – no need to wait for the music to be sent to you! Please take some time to look over your music, and become familiar with the arrangements. Some music is still being put together – that will be emailed to individuals as soon as it’s available.

Instrument Policy

Please plan on bringing your own instrument to the reunion, or make arrangements to borrow one from another source. MSU typically does not have instruments available to borrow; there may be limited exceptions for random instruments. In case of a loaned instrument from MSU, a non-refundable fee will be assessed. Everyone who borrows an instrument or a flag must provide a current, valid identification to be held for the day.

MSU Homecoming Parade (optional)

The parade will be on Friday October 20th, and will kickoff at 6:00pm from the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, and wind its way through the city and on to campus. For more information, please contact Jack Nelson at jacknelson55@yahoo.com or 517-655-3627. You can ride the flatbed truck or walk alongside. All are welcome!

Register online

To register for all events, use this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/msu-alumni-band-fall-reunion-2017-registration-36780719121
Additional items available through registration – payment of annual dues, contributions to scholarships that the Alumni Band supports, lunch purchase, etc.

Questions or comments?

Email us at alumband@msu.edu, or call 517-351-4582