New Mustang Band Hall to be located in Dedman Center

With rich and storied traditions, the Mustang Band is a source of inspiration and pride for the entire SMU family, delighting spectators across the nation with memorable and creative performances.

Long known as “the hub of SMU spirit,” the band is one of the University’s most important ambassadors, the visible embodiment of SMU’s drive and determination.

To ensure a bright future for this University institution, SMU has embarked upon a new funding initiative for the construction of a new Mustang Band Hall.

An architect’s rendering of the new Mustang Band Hall, which will replace the band’s current facility in Perkins Natatorium.

The new $3 million facility will be located in Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports on the prominent southeast section of campus – an area that will include the new Residential Commons complex and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

The Mustang Band Hall will comprise more than 11,000 square feet and feature state-of-the-art rehearsal and practice facilities. It will replace the band’s current home in a modified storeroom beneath the bleachers in Perkins Natatorium.

“If you want a first-class organization, then you need a first-class facility,” says former band member William L. Green ’69, ’72, a member of both the Campaign Steering Committee for Campus and Student Life and the Campaign Steering Committee for New York.

“The band is a very important part of SMU’s history. To continue this tradition of excellence and spirit, it’s absolutely essential that we have a facility that supports the quality of the band.”

The project has secured more than $1 million in commitments thus far. However, the University still needs additional funding to make this new home a reality for the Mustang Band. To learn more, please contact Arlene Manthey at 214-768-4711 or

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