Every April, current and former Texas A&M students gather to honor fellow Aggies who have died during the year. Muster is one of A&M’s most recognizable traditions, but what many people don’t know is that Campus Muster is the work of just 30 students.
Honoring the history of Silver Taps and Muster and looking forward to the traditions’ future, the Class of 1969 will dedicate the Spirit Plaza at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Hundreds of the 2,448 seniors who graduated in 1969 have returned to Aggieland this week to reminisce about their college days at their 50th class reunion, which spans from Sunday to Wednesday.
A clarinet, a collection of treasured video games and a 1953 football game program are a few of the personal belongings featured in this year’s Muster Reflections Display.
Four days before delivering his Campus Muster speech to thousands of community members, Dwight Roblyer, Class of 1984, stands before a clutter of loose-leaf papers occupying what was once his desk, and he is at peace.
This Saturday, Aggies will celebrate the life of William Hamilton Jr., the last survivor from Muster on the Rock at Corregidor. Hamilton Jr. was one of 12 Aggies who survived the battle at Corregidor and Japanese prisoner of war camps to see the end of World War II.
Mike Beggs, Class of 1968 and former Yell Leader, nearly lost his life after stepping on a landmine in the Vietnam jungle in January of 1971. Beggs was airlifted out of the jungle and taken to safety, and years later he found out the person who saved his life was someone he endured his fresh…
Connecting the past to the present, the Muster 2018 speaker celebrates camaraderie and remembers the lives of Aggies.On April 21 in Reed Arena, Kathleen Gibson, Class of 1981, will speak at the campus Muster ceremony. Gibson is the CEO and president of the Southwestern Medical Foundation, wh…
Hundreds of candles lit, a chorus of voices speaking “Here,” dedicated Ross Volunteers marching solemnly donned in white uniforms and a Roll Call of the names of Aggies who have died in the last year — here are the symbols which honor the fallen during Muster.
By 1942, World War II was in full force, having already claimed the lives of millions of people. A little over five months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, several Aggies were tasked with protecting the small island of Corregidor, also known as the “Rock” in the Philippines.
The Class of 1967 will return to Aggieland this weekend to commemorate 50 years since their time as students, and to say “Here” for the members of their class who will be called during this year’s Muster Roll Call.
More than 17,000 people are expected to come together on campus to attend Muster April 21, and in order to accommodate such a large number of people, logistic coordinators have been working to ensure things run smoothly Friday evening.
Thousands will gather in Reed Arena at 7 p.m. Friday, not for a basketball or volleyball game, but to celebrate and commemorate the Aggie Spirit during the 134th Muster Ceremony.
Their musical backgrounds vary from self-taught to classically trained, but the Reflections Display pianists share two things in common — they love the tradition of Muster, and they volunteer their time to create an atmosphere of reflection for one of the tradition’s most cherished facets.
He is deeply remembered for his legacy as Texas A&M’s most decorated head football coach, and this Thursday he will be featured as Muster’s keynote speaker.
The first time I sat in Reed Arena was for Fish Camp 2014 Session D’s send-off. As a first-generation Aggie, I had no clue that in that same building I would experience one of the biggest transformations of my life.
About 80 families set up displays for their decreased loved ones at the 2016 Muster Reflections Display. The displays act as a living memorial for Aggies listed on the campus Muster Roll Call.
I remember being no older than six when I stood next to my parents at my first Aggie Muster in Virginia. “Here” followed each name called out, and the ceremony’s barbecue, shared memories and Roll Call gave me a memory whose lessons last to this day — an Aggie should attend Muster because Mu…
I do not remember what I did April 21, 2014, but I do know what I missed. I didn’t visit the Reflections Display to see how a single heartbeat can mean the world to family and to friends. I never whispered “here” for the students I stood for at Silver Taps and memorialized in writing for thi…
Students and visitors will have a chance to glimpse into the lives behind the Muster Roll Call this week as the 2016 Muster Reflections Display transforms the MSC Flag Room into a living memorial for those honored at Thursday’s ceremony.
About 20 Aggies who participated in the Corregidor Muster — A&M’s most famous Muster, where 24 Aggies held a Roll Call for the Absent via radio under enemy fire — will be honored at the 2016 Campus Muster.
Former Texas A&M head football coach and College Football Hall of famer Richard Copeland “R.C.” Slocum was announced as the 2016 Muster speaker Thursday.
The campus Aggie Muster ceremony honored the memories of Aggies before a maximum-capacity crowd of around 13,000 in Reed Arena Tuesday.
Aggie Muster is tonight. By now, hopefully you know that — you’ve seen the posters, or the awareness tables set up around campus, or seen a Muster-related post on Facebook. This year, I’ve had the privilege of serving on the Aggie Muster Committee as a Media Coordinator, along with my partne…
“There’s not another Aggie group in really the four state area. There’s one in Nebraska, in Omaha. But we really encompass the western part of Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, so if any Aggies want to come from there we have some Aggies in our club that live 300 miles away. We’re not unfamiliar w…
More than 100 Aggies will be honored at Tuesday’s Muster ceremony. Many of their stories are long and fruitful; some were cut tragically short. It is hard to find joy in a life lost, but Muster calls the Aggie family to do just that — to not only mourn those who will never walk campus again,…
Each year, families travel from across the country to attend Aggie Muster to remember their loved ones. For those who meet and assist those families, the Muster hosts, the day becomes a unique experience.
Eleven members of the Class of 1965 went to Vietnam and never came back. Their ultimate sacrifice will be honored with 11 empty seats at the 2015 Campus Muster ceremony Tuesday.
Rep. Will Hurd watched the Leonid meteor shower with a group of friends on a chilly November night in 1999 before going to bed around 2 a.m. Less than an hour later, a phone call told him the news — Bonfire had collapsed, and he needed to hurry to the polo fields.