Peter Clay – Voice of the SMB
Peter Clay is the distinguished voice of the Spartan Marching Band. This is actually the second time that Peter has held the position; his voice was heard at Spartan Stadium in 1998. With a budding radio career, Peter moved cities to Asheville NC, where he spent 7 years 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, and now Tribune Broadcasting, where Peter is the Interactive Sales Manager for Fox 17 in Grand Rapids.
A 1999 MSU Alumnus in Telecommunications, Peter was also a member of the SMB’s famous “Spartan Tubas” as well as the Spartan Brass, the MSU Wind Symphony and Symphony Band. He was known on 100.7 WITL as “The Tall Guy” in the late 90′s, and also could be heard on 99.1 WFMK, 94.9 WMMQ, and 1240AM throughout the years. It is still common to hear 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.
If you would like to purchase any of Mark’s photos, they are available at http://www.printroom.com/pro/mhansen.
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Brad Halls – Website Development
Brad Halls is a Software Development Manager at Siemens PLM Software in Troy, Michigan. He has maintained SpartanBand.net since 2000. He holds a BSE 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 currently lives in Waterford, Michigan with his wife Heather (also an SMB alum) and their children Emily and Cameron.
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