Plan on joining us Sunday afternoon (2/23) for a concert featuring our symphonic, community and campus bands. The program will feature works by Schuman, . . .
Auditions for feature twirlers and colorguard are scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Sanderson Center on the MSU campus. For more details on . . .
Prospective students who are percussionists interested in auditioning for the FMB drumline are invited to download the audition materials from the drumline's . . .
Pep Band Trip, March 12-16
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
For new freshmen and transfer students.
LOCATION: Band Hall
LOCATION: McComas Hall
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.
Elva Kaye Lance,
Director of Bands