June 15, 2019

2019 Fall Reunion



Celebrating 150 Years of the MSU Bands!

Our annual reunion is bigger than ever this year! Our goal: 1000 musicians on the field for the MSU – Indiana game on September 28th. But that’s not all … the reunion will stretch over two days this year as it coincides with MSU’s Homecoming. Make sure you don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event – celebrate the rich Spartan musical legacy with alumni from at least eight different decades! Get your squad back to together and plan on joining us for the fun and festivities.

The Alumni Band is for ALL alumni who played in a musical ensemble while at MSU.

Friday, September 27th

Plan on joining us on Friday to rehearse with the Spartan Marching Band. If you’re part of the Friday rehearsal, you’ll be charted for the game on Saturday. Check-in will be at Dem Hall from 12:00pm – 2:30pm. Rehearsal will be at Munn field from 3:00-5:00pm. If you absolutely can’t make it on Friday, there will be a check-in on Saturday morning so you can march to the stadium, play in the stands, and join the band on the field after the marching drill.

Following the afternoon rehearsal, all Alumni Band members are welcome to participate in the annual Homecoming parade on Friday evening. The parade will begin at 6:00pm from the Hannah Community Center on Abbot Road in East Lansing, and wind its way through the city and on to campus. You do not have to march! A flatbed trailer will be used with seats provided for the Alumni Band – sit while you play. You may also walk alongside the trailer while playing.

A reception follows the parade at the MSU Union for all Alumni Band members and a guest. This is an optional event, beginning at 8:00pm. No charge for admission, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Saturday, September 28th

We’re planning on a 3:30pm kick-off, so check-in/social time will be 9:00-10:00am (for those who don’t check in on Friday). Please note – if you are not pre-registered and joining us on Friday, you will not be charted for the halftime show. Late registrants will stand and play on the field only.

Music Rehearsal will be at approximately 10:00am, followed by marching rehearsal at Munn Field. Make sure you’re part of the morning rehearsal so you don’t miss our guest speakers! A lunch break will follow before assembling at Adams Field (approximately 2:00pm). Then it’s the traditional march to the stadium before kickoff. We’ll also have a post-game reception at Dem Hall – plan on sticking around and enjoying the company of your fellow musicians!

Music and drills are still in progress, and are not yet available. Everyone who registers will be notified as soon as the information is available.

When you register, make sure you pay your dues and register for the event (two separate tickets- you must be a member to participate)!

Register here:

Please direct all questions to alumband@msu.edu, or by calling us at 517-351-4582.




(Goal: 1,000)