The Michigan State University Drumline has a rich history of excellence. The drumline most often proudly performs as part of the Spartan Marching Band. The drumline does perform as an individual unit, including Taiwan in 2019, winning the international ensemble competition; New York City in 2012 in Times Square, Carnegie Hall in 2017, Bands of America in 2010 and 2018, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention multiple times, Detroit Pistons and MSU Basketball games, and of course for the 3rd / 4th Quarter Cheers for MSU football.
average members each year, including ten snares, five quads, seven basses and ten cymbals
years of the MSU Drumline playing "the Series" in its complete form
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The Series, written by Merritt Lutz and Joel Leach in the late 1950s and finished in 1966, is one of the most historic cadences is in the nation and is still played in the same form by the drumline today. Additionally, we have played Martian Mambo for twenty-five years, Ditty for twenty-one years, and X for twelve. The drumline also plays a third-quarter cheer piece every game which started back in the 1970s.
Kato Ruiz, Snare
“The drumline at MSU is a legend heard round the world. I grew up in north Texas and would hear praise about how incredible the drumline was from all my instructors (not to mention the band would also get constant praise). I love being a part of this group!”