Minnesota State University Marching Band

Minnesota State Marching Band

School
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Location
Mankato, Minnesota

Conference
Northern Sun

Founded
1950

Director
Michael Thursby

Members
110

Fight song
“The Minnesota State Rouser”,
“Ole, Ole, Ole”,
“The Minnesota State Hymn,
“The War Song”

Uniform

              
Black and purple jacket with a splash of gold, black pants, black shakos with purple plumes, black gloves and black shoes.

Website
www.mnsu.edu/music/athleticband/

The Minnesota State Marching Band also known as The Maverick Machine is the athletic marching band of Minnesota State University, Mankato. The band generates enthusiasm and excitement by promoting school spirit and morale. The group performs at home football, hockey, and basketball events. The Maverick Machine consists of five ensembles including the marching band, the drumline, the colorguard, the pep band and the indoor winds – the first collegiate WGI winds group in Minnesota.
The group was originally formed in the 1950s as part of the transition to NCAA Divisional Athletics. During the subsequent years the group has formed and reformed based on participation and costs. The current Maverick Machine was reformed in 2014 as a result of the leadership of the current director Michael Thursby.[1]
On average the Maverick Machine plays at over 50 events for approximately 170,000 people.[2]

The Maverick Machine playing at a home football game at Blakeslee Stadium

References[edit]

^ Musolf, Nell (13 March 2015). “The Return of the Maverick Machine”. The Mankato Free Press. The Mankato Free Press. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
^ Musolf, Nell (13 March 2015). “The Return of the Maverick Machine”. The Mankato Free Press. The Mankato Free Press. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 

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Athletics

Minnesota State Mavericks
Men’s Hockey
Women’s Hockey
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Campus Facilities

Minnesota State University Campus
Blakeslee Stadium
Verizon Wireless Center
All Seasons Arena

University Culture

Stomper the Maverick
The Minnesota State Rouser
The Minnesota State Hymn
Minnesota State University Marching Band

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