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Honor Band Audition Results Now Available

The results of the 2015 MSU Honor Band Clinic auditions are listed on the attachment below. We ask that you review them closely to determine your status . . .

Wind Ensemble Invited to Perform at Annual State Band Clinic in Natchez

STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State's Wind Ensemble will be in Natchez next week as featured university band for the 2014 Mississippi Bandmasters Association . . .

FMB on Social Media

In addition to our website, you can find us on the following social media sites: Facebook (famousmaroonband), Twitter (@maroonband), Instagram (maroonband), . . .

More News

JAN
29

Honor Band Clinic

Starkville (Thursday-Saturday)

JAN
29

Jazz Band concert

McComas Hall, 6:30 pm

JAN
30

Wind Ensemble concert

McComas Hall, 7:30 pm

Calendar of Events

Welcome!

The Famous Maroon Band at Mississippi State University has one of the oldest traditions in the Southeast and has been a significant part of the Mississippi State family for more than one hundred ten years. Ensembles within the band program have achieved national and international acclaim through their many performances over the years and are a source of great pride to students, alumni, and fans of the university.

Band plays a key role in student life at MSU with the membership representing thirteen different states and almost every college and school on campus. Band membership provides students with opportunities to develop their musicianship, social skills, and leadership, regardless of their field of study. With an average ACT score of 26, over 75% of the band graduated in the top 25% of their high school class. In addition to their academic achievement, one out of five band students was a member of the All-State Band in their home state.

The 330+ member Famous Maroon Band performs at all Bulldog football games as well as other university functions as needed. Four concert bands comprise the concert component of the band program with the Wind Ensemble serving as the premiere concert band. In addition to the marching and concert bands, students may also participate in jazz band and basketball pep band.

We are delighted that you have visited our website and welcome your questions concerning any of our bands here at MSU. We hope that you will consider being a part of our proud tradition and exciting future.

Go State!

Elva Kaye Lance,
Director of Bands