The Michigan State University fight song has a storied, 100 year old history. Henry Nelson was born just 8 years before its creation. “I was in the band 1940 to 43,” Nelson said. “I’ve probably played the thing with no exaggeration at least a thousand times over the years in one unit or another.”
It’s tradition to open every marching band rehearsal by playing it. “It’s something we all care about.