Gameday in East Lansing – it’s made all the more sensational by the best marching band in all of college football, the Spartan Marching Band.
It’s something that all Spartans are very aware of – the fact that the entire Michigan State experience is made all the better thanks to the Spartan Marching Band.
Walking through the campus in the Fall while the Spartan Marching Band practiced – morning, noon, and night – made the campus even more glorious as the leaves changed colors, the air grew crisp, and the excitement of the approaching game that Saturday grew.
This particular element of the Michigan State student body has contributed so much for generations to Fall Saturdays in East Lansing.
But the Spartan Marching Band really has been such a vital component of Michigan State’s DNA and is at the center of who Spartans are, as a community.
Have you made it a priority to watch, listen to, and feel the Spartan Marching Band as it winds its way through the campus, hugging the Red Cedar River a couple of hours before kickoff and chugs on over to Spartan Stadium?
If you haven’t, you’re missing out on one of the most underrated game day traditions across all of college football.
Tomorrow night, prior to the 2018 season opener against Utah State, this gang will do what it’s done for, what, more than a hundred years?
The actual name of the march is “The Series” and it features every magical bell and whistle that makes the Spartan Marching Band justifiably recognized by experts in the art of college football marching bands as one of the top five bands in the nation.
Sure, like so many other parts of the Michigan State experience, there are other schools out there that have marching bands that get more publicity.
But make no mistake – this is among the best bands in the land, no matter what someone may want to say about other bands on other campuses.
Camp out along the banks of the Red Cedar River tomorrow evening a couple of hours before you head into the beautiful, old stadium that’s been home to the Spartans ever since it first opened as College Field in 1923, became Macklin Field in 1935, and, eventually, became Spartan Stadium in 1957.
This is as much of a part of the Spartan gameday experience as anything else.
Spartan Marching Band – we’re looking forward to yet another sensational season from all of you.
You’ve made Spartans proud for as long as you’ve been around – and you’ll make Spartans proud, once again, throughout the season that’s about to kick off…