Let’s claim another VICTORY FOR MSU! The Spartan Marching Band provides the soundtrack to football Saturdays on campus from the first notes of Victory for MSU to the last notes of Shadows, but we need your help to continue our unparalleled excellence.

You can be part of the excitement. As a Band Fan, you’ll be supporting all the activities of the band, from instrument costs and uniforms, to travel expenses and instruction. We’re counting on you. It is only because of the support of friends like you that we can maintain our high level of musical and visual excellence.

In return for your support, you’ll receive Spartan Fanfare, our electronic newsletter, with inside information about upcoming shows, news from the band, features, and more. You’ll also receive special perks reserved just for Band Fans.

We look forward to seeing you again at Adams Field for our pre-game warmups, the March to the Stadium and of course cheering us on with fellow alumni, students and friends of the SMB while we perform in Spartan Stadium.

Giving Levels

Your donation to Band Fan will earn the following benefits. Higher donor levels include the benefits of the preceding lower levels.

Spat ($50-$99)
Spartan Fanfare eNewsletter
Invitation to Band Fan Breakfast

Plume ($100-$249)
Band Fan Decal

Director ($250-$499)
Band Fan Schedule Magnet

Series ($500-$999)
Band Fan Lapel Pin

Inner circle ($1,000+)
Photo of the Spartan Marching Band
SMB Band-O-Gram: Inner Circle members receive one free SMB Band-O-Gram during the 2019 football season. A portion of the SMB will perform at an MSU (East Lansing) location of your choice. Information will be included in qualifying members’ packets.

Section Sponsor ($2,500+)
On campus meet and greet with your section during the 2019 Season
Professional photo of your section
Special recognition and written acknowledgements as a 2019 Section Sponsor from your section and the entire Spartan Marching Band

SMB Game Day Sponsorship ($10,000+)
Conduct the SMB at Adams Field
Lead the SMB in the march to the Stadium
Recognition in the football Program as the SMB Game Day Sponsor

To secure your Game Day or Section sponsorship, please contact Madison Dugan, assistant director of development, at (517) 432-4888 or

Earn Spartan Fund Benefits – Give Before June 30!

Your Band Fan membership also counts toward Spartan Fund benefits. Gifts made to the SMB between July 1 and June 30 count toward Spartan Fund points while your donation directly benefits the SMB. These dates match the fiscal year of the MSU Intercollegiate Athletics and the Spartan Fund. Gifts received after June 30 apply to next year’s marching season. To give, please visit and use category “Spartan Marching Band”. Or, call (517) 432-4610 for details.

Example: Gifts received July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 = 2019 marching season Band Fans; gifts received July 1, 2019 and after = 2020 marching season Band Fans.

Make Your Donation to the SMB

To make a secure credit card gift to the SMB on-line, click on the “Online Giving” button below. When the page comes up, click on “Donate Now”, and enter your biographical information in the form. Enter the amount you would like to donate, then use category Spartan Marching Band. If your donation is for a section sponsorship ($2,500.00 and above), please indicate that along with the name of the section that you wish to sponsor.

Gifts can also be mailed to:

Spartan Marching Band
College of Music Advancement Office
Michigan State University
105 Music Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1043

To learn more about giving to MSU, click on

Band Fan Breakfast

All donors receive an invitation to the exclusive Band Fan Breakfast. Date and details will be included in your Band Fan welcome packet.

Spartan Spectacular

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. A great Spartan tradition, the event features performances by the Spartan Marching Band, the Spartan Drumline, MSU Wind Symphony, and Jazz and faculty artists from the College of Music. To reserve seats, call the Wharton Center Box Office at (517) 432-2000 or visit