The 2019 Texas A&M Muster in Sacramento, California is approaching. This year is unique in that Muster falls on Easter Sunday. By direction from the Association of Former Students, “A&M Clubs around the world are encouraged to celebrate on the date that best serves their community.” (see article). Therefore, this year we will be hosting dinner and a ceremony on Saturday, April 27 at our normal location, Lucille’s Smokehouse in Rocklin, CA. As usual, dress is casual.
Cost for dinner is $16/adult, and $9/child (12 years and under). Maximum cost per family is $50. Please renew your 2019 membership and pay for Muster online. Yearly dues are $25 for families and $15 for individuals. There are several payment options on our payment page.
DATE: Saturday, April 27, 2019
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
6628 Lonetree Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95765
COST: $16/adult, $9/child
For more information and to RSVP, contact Tony Daugherty ’85.
Gig ‘Em Aggies!
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.”
Aggie Muster Day
We gather here to mark the day Aggies proudly stand.
To honor those who’ve gone before to the promised land.
Each name is called upon the roll, comrades answer “Here.”
Trumpets sound their sad good-bye to those we held so dear.
All heads are bowed in silent pledge never to forget.
While rifles fire their last salute echoes answer yet.
To their mem’ry we’ll be true; we will take their place.
One for all and all for one ever in Thy grace.
We’ll meet again another day, reunion while we pray
To ask Thy blessing on each one on this Muster day,
Aggie Muster Day.
Mrs. Earl (Margaret) Rudder