“Michigan State University’s original music man, Professor Leonard Falcone, took a military band and transformed it over the years into a trend-setting marching machine and a concert band par excellence, and in so doing, he influenced music around the world. The biography of this passionate and consummate Director of Bands at Michigan State University is a must-read for anyone who ever watched a Spartan Marching Band halftime show or listened to one of his unique concert performances. And if you did neither, this is still a must-read because there was only one Professor Leonard Falcone, and there will never be another.”

Tim Skubick
Hall of Fame broadcaster, former voice of the Spartan Marching Band, MSU Concert Band first clarinet (1963-67)

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Falcone Video clips

The following video clips are from the MSU Alumni Band DVD The Four Roses, and are used with permission.

A complete copy of The Four Roses DVD, with introduction by Spartan Marching Band Director John Madden and footage from the 1954, 1956, 1966, and 1988 Rose Bowls, is available for purchase from the MSU Alumni Band Association. For more information, send an email to Tim Fox at alumband@msu.edu.





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