The hub of SMU spirit, the Mustang Band is one of the University’s oldest and most treasured organizations. With rich and storied traditions, the band is a source of inspiration and pride for the entire SMU family, delighting spectators across the nation with memorable and creative performances. It is one of SMU’s most important ambassadors, the visible embodiment of SMU’s drive and determination. The University now proposes a landmark initiative to ensure a second century of excellence for the Mustang Band.
SMU plans to create a new home for the Mustang Band in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, prominently located in the southeast quadrant of the University campus – an area that will include the future Residential Commons complex, SMU Tennis complex and George W. Bush Presidential Center. The Mustang Band Hall will be at the crossroads to pedestrian traffic from these new landmark developments.
- Expanded square footage of band hall, nearly five times current band hall space
- Expanded rehearsal hall to accommodate a 150 member band
- Enhanced practice rooms for ensemble and individual use
- Performance plaza
- Band hall entry, prominently facing the new residential commons complex
- Accessible ramp to the band hall’s main entrance, emulating the storied tradition of the ramp that leads to the current band hall
Support the Mustang Band Hall
This initiative has met approximately one-third of its fundraising goal through generous commitments from Mustang Band supporters. However, SMU still needs additional funding to make this new home a reality for the Mustang Band and many naming opportunities remain available, including:
- Mustang Band Hall
- Rehearsal Hall
- Percussion practice room
To learn more, please contact Arlene Manthey
, associate director of development for Student Affairs, at 214-768-4711.