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Marching Honor Band Registration Now Open

Our annual Marching Honor Band is scheduled for Saturday, September 6th when the Bulldogs take on UAB. Kickoff has been set for 1:00. Participation is . . .

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band Audition Music Now Available

Students who are planning to audition for the Wind Ensemble or Jazz Band can now download the audition music from the "Member Login" section of the band . . .

July FMB Newsletter Now Available

The July FMB newsletter is now available and will be mailed to all FMB members this week. ***PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED DORM CHECK IN PROCEDURES!! *** There . . .

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FMB percussion report to band camp


Squad leaders, captains, drum majors report to band camp


New members and guard report to band camp

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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