Aggie Muster

Sun, April 21, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

Westhaven Golf Club
4000 Golf Club Ln
Franklin, TN 37064

https://www.golfwesthaven.com/

Join us for an evening enjoying time with fellow Aggies on this special day for our University: Aggie Muster Day.

Muster lands on Easter Sunday. We decided to keep the event on that date and will observe Muster in the evening. Westhaven Golf Club is a beautiful venue, and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

Buffet meal includes a wide variety of options, including vegetarian. Alcohol will be available this year.

GUEST SPEAKER: Ryan Bugai ’17, who was the Former Student Programs Coordinator at the Association of Former Students, will bring it us stories of his time working the A&M Clubs across the country… including last year’s Coast-to-Coast tour. You won’t want to miss this!

Purchase your Tickets NOW!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS are available until 12 am on March 21st and will save you $10/ticket.

Pay your dues with your ticket and save $5 on your ticket, and you will receive a new item of club swag. Item TBA. This is a ticket option on Eventbrite!

 

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.

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 The Muster Tradition

Century-old roots provide the basis for Muster as Aggies know it today. It has changed, yet the Spirit in which it was established remains the same. Since the founding of Texas A&M, every Aggie has lived and become a part of the Aggie Spirit. What we feel today is not just the camaraderie of fellow Aggies, it is the Spirit of hundreds of thousands of Aggies who have gone before us, and who will come after us. Muster is how that Spirit is remembered and celebrated, and it will always continue to unite Texas A&M and the Aggie family. A&M may change, but the Spirit never will.

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-five men, led by General George Moore ’08, Mustered during the Japanese siege of the Philippine island of Corregidor. Knowing that Muster might soon be called for them, these Aggies embodied the commitment, dedication, and friendship that is the essence of the Aggie Spirit. They risked their lives to honor their beliefs and values. That small group of Aggies on an outpost during World War II inspired what has developed into one of our greatest traditions.

Today…
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.