Mississippi State University


Mark your calendars now for the 2014 Famous Maroon Alumni Band Reunion! Join us on
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 - 8, for homecoming weekend as the Bulldogs take on the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks. 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. 24th. 

Click here to see the schedule of events.

Click here to order your official FMB Alumni merchandise available for all alumni of the Famous Maroon Band. Orders received by October 24th will be available for pickup at Alumni Band on November 7th.
Game Tickets

Playing members of the alumni band are admitted to the game at no cost. Registered playing members can purchase up to 3 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. 24. You can pay for your reserved tickets at registration in the Band and Choral Rehearsal building on Saturday, Nov. 8.


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 Fairfield Inn & Suites in Columbus, located less than 25 miles from campus. The phone number is 662-241-1990. Use the group code "MSU Alumni Office" Deadline for reservations is Oct. 1.

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 Alumni Band" and the deadline for reservations is Oct. 1.

For a list of Starkville hotel accommodations, please visit the Greater Starkville Development Partnership website.

Alumni Band Schedule of Events

Friday, November 7, 2014

2 - 4 p.m.      Open house and tour of the Band/Choral Rehearsal Facility.

5 p.m.     
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, November 8, 2014

8 a.m.
Registration begins at the band hall lobby.

9 a.m.
Rehearsal/meeting in the symphonic band hall.

10:15 a.m.
Maroon Band Exhibition on the band practice field. Alumni Band will rehearse with the student band during this exhibition.
11 a.m.
Optional barbecue tailgate at band hall. If you would like to join us for this, please contact the band office at 662-325-2713 to reserve your meal tickets NO LATER THAN Friday Oct. 31. Meal tickets are $10 each, payable at registration. Please bring your own chair to the tailgate. Note: Rain location will be Bost Auditorium, just to the west of the stadium and Cullis-Wade Depot. If we go to Bost, you will not need a chair for the tailgate.       

12:15 p.m.
Front ensemble exhibition in front of Dorman Hall.

1 p.m.

Team arrives at the Junction. Drumline exhibition in front of Dorman Hall immediately following.

1:15 p.m.
Full band meets for warm-up inside McCarthy Gym.

1:45 p.m.

Alumni Band joins FMB for parade to Scott Field. Alumni Band will sit with FMB in the stands.

3 p.m.
Kickoff. Go Dawgs! Alumni Band to join FMB at halftime for Alma Mater and Hail State.

6 p.m.
Game ends.


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

MSU Alumni Association
Post Office Box AA | One Hunter Henry Boulevard | Mississippi State, MS 39762-5526
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