Sat, April 21, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
Edwin Warner Park, Shelter 4
50 Vaughn Rd
Nashville, TN 37221
Join us for an afternoon enjoying time with fellow Aggies on this special day for our University: Aggie Muster Day.
Our Muster will feature a Muster program and roll call… just a little more laid back than in past years and focused on sharing our memories of Aggieland. In lieu of a speaker, we will share our own stories amongst each other, remembering the way it was and comparing it to how our University has evolved through the years. We will also, of course, remember those who have passed in the last year from our Aggie Family.
This will be a FAMILY FRIENDLY event of a crawfish boil! We will serve other items for those who aren’t fans of crawfish, and we will provide sodas and water. As per state park rules, we will not have beer or alcoholic beverages. But we will have a lot of fun!
We are in picnic shelter 4, putting us close to restrooms and not too far from a playground for the kids. We have the shelter reserved for the entire day, so you are welcome to join us early and/or stay late! Andrew Peercy ’03 will be manning the boil and invites anyone looking to play some 42 to join him around noon.
Our official Muster event will kick off at 3 pm, with the crawfish being served and program to follow the meal. We encourage you to bring camping chairs and any yard games you may have!
We hope to see you on April 21st!!
* There is a $2 fee for Eventbrite processing, hence the odd price points. If you would prefer to write a check, email Denise (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out where to send your checks. Pre-purchase sales close April 19th.
** Event cost increases to $35 at the door for adults.
*** Dues paying members get a $10 discount on their ticket(s). Dues are $35 individual//$60 couple. You can pay dues through the sidebar widget or below.
I will be manually emailing our the discount code upon Dues purchase. Please be patient as there will be a delay in getting that code to you. – Denise
Our club calendar year runs Muster – Muster, but you are welcome to pay your dues at any point in the year! Dues help pay for events, a small portion goes towards our scholarship, and you will receive discounts on some events as well as an item of club merchandise (provided at Muster for those paying dues with their Muster tickets).
*Please note, no matter what point in the year you pay dues, they will expire when it is time to purchase your tickets for the next Muster.
The Muster Tradition
In the Beginning…
Aggies gathered together on June 26, 1883, to live over again their college days, the victories and defeats won and lost upon the drill field and in the classroom. By April 21, 1903, this annual gathering evolved into a celebration of Texas Independence on San Jacinto Day. These early meetings included field games and banquets for Aggies to reflect and celebrate their memories of Aggieland. “Let every alumni answer a roll call,” wrote the Former Students. It was not until 1922, however, that April 21 became the official day of events for all Aggies; thus, the annual tradition of Muster was born. The March 1923 Texas Aggie urged, “If there is an A&M man in one hundred miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, and live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas.”
Bigger and Better…
Still remembering and honoring the time spent in Aggieland, the tradition of Muster has grown in strength, in meaning, and in spirit. By 1929, the meetings had spread worldwide, and in 1942 Aggie Muster gained international recognition. Twenty-
Muster is celebrated in more than 300 locations worldwide, with the largest ceremony taking place on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. The ceremony brings together more Aggies worldwide on one occasion than any other event.