New York Aggie Muster

April 21, 2017 at Webster Hall - The Marlin Room

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 classroom. Eventually the annual gathering evolved into a celebration of Texas Independence on San Jacinto Day – April 21st. Over time the tradition has changed, but its very essence has remained: “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.”  

Muster is a time to look to the past, present, and future…not only to grieve but to reflect and to celebrate the lives that connect us to one another. A gesture so simple in nature yet so lasting in spirit, Muster is the lasting impression every Aggie leaves with us; it reminds us of the greatness that lies within these walls, of the loyalty we possess, of the connection that binds us, and of the idea that every Aggie has a place of importance – whether they are present in flesh or spirit.

Over 150 Aggies gathered at the historic Webster Hall in New York City on Friday, April 21st, to celebrate this special Aggie tradition. We are proud to say that this Muster was the largest in club history, and one of the largest Musters outside of Texas. 

This year, we were honored to have two incredible guests join us, Head Coach of our beloved Aggie football team, Kevin Sumlin, and 12th Man Foundation VP of Major Gifts and Endowments (not to mention 3 time Super Bowl champion), Jacob Green.

We want to extend a special thank you to the families of those on our Roll Call - thank you for joining us to honor your loved ones.

Thank you to this year's sponsors that made our incredible Muster possible:

Coach's Sponsors: Aggies on Wall Street, Mike Shaw Automotive, Dennis Simmons '72, Alan Mitchell '85, Craig Jeffers '98, and Marc Wolf '00

Ceremony Sponsors: Sententia Capital Management, Felicia Medina ‘00, Bret McGowen ‘03, Shantanu Bansal ‘16, and Alex Lambros ’17

And last but not least, thank you to each and every Aggie that joined us. We were honored to Muster with you.

Softly call the muster,
Let comrade answer, “Here!”
Their spirits hover ‘round us:
As if to bring us cheer!
Mark them “present” in our hearts,
We’ll meet some other day.
There is no Death, but Life Eterne
For heroes such as they!
— From Roll Call for the Absent by Dr. John Ashton, Class of 1906