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MSU Alumni Tour Band

1992 - Ireland, Wales and England

2013 Scotland the Brave
2010 - Italy
2007 - Western Canada
2004 - The Netherlands, Belgium and France
2001 - Budapest, Vienna and Prague
1998 - Denmark, Norway and Sweden
1995 - Alpine Tour
1992 - Ireland, Wales and England
1985 - Italy
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Ireland, Wales, England Itinerary

July 13 – July 25


July 13   Lansing – DetroitAtlantaShannon, Ireland

            Bus to Detroit from East Lansing.  Late afternoon departure.


July 14   Shannon – Ennis

            Arrive in Shannon at 9:30 am to be met by John Cox of the Irish Tourist Board.

            Visit Bunratty Castle, Folkpark, Dirtie Nellies for Irish Coffee.  Rehearsal in afternoon at hotel (Auburn Lodge and West County Inn hotels).


July 15   Ennis

            Start day with rehearsal.  Travel to Galway, Cliffs of Moher and Burrea.  Travel to Limerick to perform concert followed by Welcome dinner (Medieval banquet) at Knappogue Castle.  Back to Ennis over night.


July 16   Ennis – Kilarney

            Travel to Kilarney via Ring of Kerry.  Check into hotel in Kilarney (Arbutus Hotel).  Concert in evening at Scotts Beer Garden.


July 17   Kilarney – Waterford

            Depart Kilarney and visit Blarney Castle enroute to Waterford.  Check into hotel in Waterford (Bridge Hotel).  Remainder of day at leisure.


July 18   WaterfordDublin

            Arrive Dublin at 1:30.  Visit Trinity College Library, National Museum, walk the Dublin streets including Grafton Street.  Check into hotel at 6:30 (Lucan Spa).


July 19   Dublin

            Morning panoramic tour of Dublin followed by early afternoon rehearsal.  Concert at Peoples Park In Dun Laoire. 


July 20   Dublin – Holyhead, Wales - Liverpool

            Depart Dublin for Seahawk Ferry to Wales.  Arrive in early afternoon in Wales.  Stops in  quaint towns in Wales including Chester.  Arrive Liverpool and hotel in late afternoon (Atlantic Hotel).


July 21   LiverpoolBirmingham

            Leave Liverpool – travel through Llangollen and Shrewsbury to Birmingham.  Concert in evening and overnight in Birmingham.


July 22   BirminghamLondon

            Depart Birmingham enroute to London.  Stops at Coventry Cathedral, Stratford –on-    Avon and Oxford.  Arrive in London and our hotel (London Hospitality Inn, Bayswater).  Farewell Banquet in evening.


July 23    London

            Panoramic tour of London – St James to watch changing of the guard, Trafalgar area, Oxford street, Marble Arch, and much more.  Afternoon at leisure.  Evening Concert in Reading.


July 24    London

            Whole day free for shopping, etc. 


July 25    LondonDetroit

            Depart London at 11:30 for Detroit.




1992 MSU Alumni Band Personnel



Deidre Garlock                                      

Jane Goodrich                                       

Deborah Rafferty                                   

Emily Rafferty                                       



Willis Watkins

David Chadwick                                              

John Dean Winter

Eldon Durkee

Robert Gulliver

Bruce Helmer

Donald McCorkle

Dorothy Spink 

Roger Topliff                                                



Jenny Schwab



Paul Dombroske                      

Susan Miller                                                  


Alto Clarinet 

Mariella Aikman


Bass Clarinet 

Ronald Salow                                                    



Gary Baron

Herbert Beem

Henry Nelson

Ronald Troxel



Robert Anderson

Ruben Droscha

Douglas Goodrich

Gordon Purslow

David Rafferty

Willis Watkins

John Dean Winter


French Horn

Dennis Hooper

Willard Verdun



Shirely Brehm

Thomas Broka

Edward Dickens

Elaine Salow

Jerry Spink



John Leipprandt

Susan Topping



 David Kjellberg

Richard Thomas



Misty Mutch

Fred Pendergraft

Eldon Rosegart


Soprano Soloist

Ann Bloomquist