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Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Famous Maroon Alumni Band Reunion! Join us on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 - 17, for homecoming weekend as the Bulldogs take on Louisiana Tech. Alumni band members are invited to sit in the stands and play during the game alongside the Famous Maroon Band. Contact Karen Hudson in the alumni office at 662-325-2284 for more information.
Deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 2.
Playing members of the alumni band are admitted to the game at no cost. Registered playing members can purchase up to three additional tickets for family members at a cost of $10 each by contacting the alumni office at 662-325-2284, or indicating on your registration form that you wish to reserve tickets. These discounted tickets are limited and will be located separately from the band's seating area. The deadline for reserving tickets is Friday, Oct. 2. You can pay for your reserved tickets at registration in the Band and Choral Rehearsal building on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The Famous Maroon Band is unable to provide instruments for Alumni Band. Participants are encouraged to check with a local high school to borrow an instrument if necessary.
The performance uniform is a maroon t-shirt or polo with khaki shorts or pants.
A limited block of rooms is available at the Hyatt Place Columbus in Columbus, at 101 Hospital Drive Extended. The phone number is 662-370-1800. Use the group code "MS State Alumni Band". Deadline for reservations is Sept. 4.
There are also a limited number of rooms at the Wingate by Wyndham in Columbus at 129 Brickerton St. The phone number is 662-327-9999. Group name is under "MSU Band Alumni" and the deadline for reservations is Sept. 30th.
For a list of Starkville hotel accommodations, please visit the Greater Starkville Development Partnership website.
Alumni Band Apparel
FMB apparel is now available for alumni band members. Click here for ordering information. The deadline is October 2nd to ensure delivery by alumni band weekend.
Alumni Band Schedule of Events
|Friday, October 16, 2015
|2 - 4 p.m.
||Open House and tour of the Band/Choral Rehearsal Facility.
||Famous Maroon Band rehearsal at the band practice field. Open to all.
|7 - 9 p.m.
Alumni dinner/social gathering at Buffalo Wild Wings in Starkville (703 Spring Street, next to Chick-Fil-A). Light appetizers provided. Dinner on your own.
|Saturday, October 17, 2015
||Registration at McCarthy Gym. Light refreshments provided by Kappa Kappa Psi.
||Rehearsal at McCarthy Gym.
||Maroon Band warm up in McCarthy Gym.
||Parade into the stadium with the Famous Maroon Band. Playing members of the Alumni Band will sit with the Maroon Band. Family members will enter a ticket gate and be seated in a separate section.
||Kickoff. Go State!
||Dinner/Tailgate at Band/Choral Rehearsal Facility (for those who reserved tickets). Please bring your own chair to the tailgate.
NOTE: Rain location will be McCarthy Gym. If we go to McCarthy, you will not need a chair for the tailgate.
Uniform: Maroon shirt or polo and khaki shorts/pants.
Playing members of the alumni are admitted to the game free. Family members must purchase a ticket through the alumni association ($10) or the athletic ticket office (full price).
You must furnish your own instrument for alumni band.
Questions? Contact the band office at 662-325-2713