March 26, 2017

Band Fan

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 Adam’s 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 2015 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+)
New! See below.

Sponsor your Favorite Section of the SMB!

For $2,500 you can sponsor your favorite section of the Spartan Marching Band. Your gift will have a real impact on the Band, and entitle you to special recognition.

There are eleven unique sections in the Spartan Marching Band. Each has deep pride in their section, yet they work together as a team to create the sights and sounds of the SMB. Your section sponsorship supports the SMB, while recognizing the pride and contributions of your favorite section.

When you choose to sponsor a section for $2,500, you receive all the perks of the highest level of Band Fan membership (Inner Circle), plus the following special recognition:

  • On campus meet and greet with your section during the 2016 Season
  • Professional photo of your section
  • Special recognition and written acknowledgements as a 2016 Section Sponsor from your section and the entire Spartan Marching Band
  • Two complimentary tickets to the annual Spartan Spectacular

    To secure your section sponsorship, contact Sean Lynch, assistant director of development, at (517) 432-4888 or lynchse1@msu.edu.

    The Spartan Marching Band would like to thank our 2015 Section Sponsors for their generous support. Click here to see the list of 2016 sponsors.

    Earn Spartan Fund Benefits – Give Before June 30, 2016

    Your Band Fan membership also counts toward Spartan Fund benefits. Your entire donation directly benefits the SMB. To give, please visit http://spartanfund.net/donate-now/ and use category “Spartan Marching Band”. Or, call (517) 432-4610 for details.

    Gifts made from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 count toward the 2016 Season. These dates were established to match the fiscal year of MSU Intercollegiate Athletics and the Spartan Fund. Gifts received after June 30 apply to the following year.

    Make Your Donation to the SMB

    To make a secure credit card gift to the SMB on-line, click on the 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 http://www.givingto.msu.edu.

    Band Fan Breakfast

    All donors receive an invitation to the exclusive Band Fan Breakfast on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the Kellogg Center.

    Spartan Spectacular

    Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. 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 whartoncenter.com.