Meet the band: Dr. Arris Golden, Associate Director

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Dr. Arris Golden – Assistant Director of Bands
Associate Director, Spartan Marching Band

WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT FOR THE 2018 SEASON?

I am excited about the shows that we have planned for the group, but I am even more excited to work with the students and staff of the SMB!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE SMB?

Two parts actually. The camaraderie and community that exists within the SMB as well as the traditions that make the SMB the group it is.

WHAT BRINGS YOU BACK TO MSU?

The opportunity to be involved with a total band program that is progressive, that is on the cutting edge both artistically and musically. Also, the opportunity to work within the MSU College of Music, was not an opportunity I could refuse.

WHAT ARE YOU EAGER TO BRING TO THE BAND IN YOUR NEW ROLE?

I am very much looking forward to creating new musical arrangements for the SMB and Spartan Brass. I am also looking forward to working with Dr. Thornton and the rest of our instructional staff in creating presentations that are both exciting and innovative.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR THOSE NEW TO THE SMB?

Get involved and get to know people ASAP! The SMB is filled with amazing people from all around the MSU campus. Getting to know them means that you are not just a member of the SMB, you are also a member of the Spartan family.

TO READ MORE ABOUT DR. GOLDEN, CHECK OUT HER BIO!
https://www.music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/arris