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Behind the Scenes of an MSU Gameday

Posted by Brandon Howell on October 2, 2009

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A lot goes into preparing for a home football game at Michigan State.

It’s not as simple as just cutting the grass in the stadium and opening the gates Saturday morning. The preparation for every game – but especially games like the upcoming one against theĀ University of Michigan – is actually quite meticulous. From grounds-keeping to concessions, a lot has to come together for the people behind the scenes of an MSU gameday.

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Here is an interactive map of several sites to see on the MSU campus on a football Saturday.

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Sparty Watch: An Obscure Tradition

Posted by Brandon Howell on October 1, 2009

Ever wondered what exactly is going on around the Spartan statue that one week every fall?

Why are all those crazy band kids huddled around our sacred icon, partying? And what does Johnny Spirit have to do with all of this?

The event is called “Sparty Watch.” It occurs throughout the week preceding the annual MSU/U-M football game. The band takes it upon themselves to protect Sparty from any sort of desecration from our friends down the road.

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MSU Band Soundslide

Posted by Brandon Howell on September 25, 2009

The Spartan Marching Band traveled to South Bend last week for the big game. This piece chronicles the rehearsing the band did up until kick-off.

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The Spartan Band Goes to South Bend

Posted by Brandon Howell on September 18, 2009

This is a little bit I put together on the tSMB’s upcoming trip to Notre Dame.

The Spartan Band will be performing their Bruce Springsteen show and also a combined piece (both playing and marching) with the Notre Dame Band: Somewhere, from West Side Story.

Sorry, my voiceovers didn’t work out.

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A Bio of Brandon Howell

Posted by Brandon Howell on September 11, 2009

Me during the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament

Me during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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