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Alumni Band Schedule Now Available

Check out the Alumni Band schedule for the 11/8 UT-Martin game, now available on the MSU Alumni Association webpage. See link below.

Parents Day Schedule

Parents and family members who are attending our annual Parents Day on November 8th (MSU vs. UT-Martin) are invited to download and print the schedule . . .

2015 Honor Band Clinic Audition Information Now Posted

Audition information for the 2015 MSU Honor Band Clinic is now available. The dates for the clinic are January 29-31, 2015, and we are pleased to have . . .

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Jazz Band concert

McComas Hall, 7:30 pm


MSU vs. UT-Martin (Homecoming, Alumni Band, Parent Day)



US Army Field Jazz Band Ambassadors

Lee Hall, 7:30 pm

Calendar of Events


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