2008 Trumpet and Horn exercises

Posted by JoeTrumpet on Jul 12, 2008 - 01:18 PM  •  Filed under: music
Hello Trumpets and Horns. There are some warm-ups and exercises that we will use at band camp now available in the downloads area. Link: Download here.

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Pocasts Updated

Posted by Mr. H on May 25, 2007 - 05:57 AM  •  Filed under: music
Several of the podcasts have been updated in the last few days. Check em out.

MSU Spartan Marching Band Documentary

Posted by Mr. H on Sep 05, 2005 - 12:00 PM  •  Filed under: music
WKAR-TV Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes with the MSU Spartan Marching Band

The MSU Marching Band halftime show lasts just seven minutes. The effort put into the show is almost endless.

That effort and the students who spend long hours to create an enjoyable experience for fans are the focus of Halftime!, a documentary produced, written, directed and edited by WKAR’s Mike Mihalus and Dick Best.

“This show will be like a week in the life of a marching band and what it takes to make a halftime show,” Mihalus says. “We want to tell the story of the band to people at home—the marching practices in the rain, getting up to practice at 7 a.m., the countless hours. We want people to understand how dedicated these kids are.”

Halftime! features the October 2004 homecoming show in which the band saluted public television during WKAR’s 50th year by performing such numbers as the theme to “Masterpiece Theatre,” “Rubber Duckie,” “Sesame Street Theme,” and “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (“Mister Rogers’ Theme). MSU Band Director John Madden added to the energy of the performance by having the band spell out the letters WKAR in tribute to the station.

View the documentary here

Footnote: This video of approx. 25 minutes is well worth watching. I think you will see some strong similarities between MSU SMB and WHS WMB! Check it out! (Also if you look carefully, you will see a certain "fuzzy" WHS Band alum!)


Posted by otth on Sep 20, 2004 - 03:08 PM  •  Filed under: music
We are going to Spartan Spectacular again at Michigan State University. It is on October 16, 2004 and we are leaving the school at 5:00 p.m. returning at midnight. Anyone interested in attending should see Mrs. Ott immediately!!!! Tickets are $15 and forms w/money are due on Wednesday, September 22, 2004.

colorguard practice

Posted by omgbecky on Aug 17, 2003 - 09:15 AM  •  Filed under: music
HEy ladies and john don't forget that we have rehersal from 7-9 this monday night. and we are going to be learning some new work so be there or be square.

Pre-Parade Drum Line Practice

Posted by PercAB on Jun 26, 2003 - 01:46 AM  •  Filed under: music
There will be a drum line practice on July 13, 2003. It will be at the school at 11:45. The purpose is to teach the cadences to those who don't know them, and practice them as a whole. This requires that everyone be there, so please make all efforts to make it.

Footnote: The rehearsal will be short as we need to load at noon.