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Jazz Ensembles Concert Tonight in Lee Hall

Tonight's jazz ensembles concert, featuring guest trumpet artist Greg McLean, will be in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. (Previously, . . .

Colorguard and Feature Twirler Auditions Set for April 26th

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 . . .

2014 Drumline Audition Material Now Available

Prospective students who are percussionists interested in auditioning for the FMB drumline are invited to download the audition materials from the drumline's . . .

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2014 Colorguard and Feature Twirler Auditions

LOCATION: Sanderson Center

10:00 am

Calendar of Events

Happy "Administrative Professionals Day" to our own Sara Fowler! She does a great job, and we thank her for everything she does for us.
10:53 am Apr 23rd

Five new Steinways are coming to on Thursday. Join us to celebrate!!!
10:28 am Apr 23rd

Our last concert this semester is the student conductor concert this afternoon at 4:30 in the bandâ€zj
10:25 am Apr 22nd

RT : Very enjoyable performance - thanks FMB and esp. Dr. Taylor. It was definitely worth the drive from Jackson!
9:40 pm Apr 21st

15 minutes until showtime! Come join us in Lee Hall for an evening of fine jazz music.
7:14 pm Apr 21st


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