Peter Clay is the distinguished voice of the Spartan Marching Band. Following graduation from MSU Peter spent 7 years in Asheville, NC as, among other things, an on-air host for Music and Sports Radio (WKSF-FM, WWNC-AM, WQNQ-FM, WPEK-AM). In recent years, his broadcasting career has moved away from the “on-air announcer side, to sales management roles at Clear Channel Communications, Citadel Broadcasting, Tribune Broadcasting, and now Media General, where Peter is the Digital Sales Manager for their Lansing TV stations. Peter and his wife Christie have two children, Logan and Addy, who are both Spartans through and through. Listen for Peter’s voice on Lansing Radio and TV stations, as well as other voiceovers and narrations.
Mark Hansen – Photographer
Mark Hansen returns for another season of Spartan Marching Band photography. Since 2001 he has been on the sidelines, camera in hand. A 2004 graduate of Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI with a bachelors degree in management, Mark lives in Ann Arbor with his wife Jan. Jan assists with a second camera and frequently can be seen shooting pictures on game days. Mark and Jan’s daughter, Liesl, marched with SMB from 2001 thru 2005, completing her last three seasons as the mellophone section leader.
Brad Halls is a Software Development Manager at Siemens PLM Software in Troy, Michigan. He has maintained SpartanBand.net since 2000. He holds a BS in Engineering from Michigan State and an MS in Computer Science from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
Mr. Halls is an SMB alum, having been a member of the drumline from 1981-86. He lives in Waterford, Michigan with his wife Heather (also an SMB alum). Their children Emily and Cameron are currently both members of the SMB.
Charlene Wagner has been Administrative Assistant in the Band Office since October of 2010.
Her responsibilities include maintaining the calendars for director of bands and associate director of bands / director of the Spartan Marching Band, coordinating band student staff, supervising college instrument inventory, reconciling and tracking band accounts, assisting with the coordination of band travel, and assisting with the coordination of MSU band camps.