Annual Starkville Christmas parade features MSU’s Famous Maroon Band, other university dignitaries

Contact: Carl Smith

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Numerous Mississippi State students, employees and dignitaries—including the Famous Maroon Band, Miss MSU Morgan Nelson and the university’s EcoCAR team—will help ring in the Christmas season Monday [Nov. 27] in the annual Starkville Christmas parade.

2022 Starkville Christmas Parade featuring the Famous Maroon Band
The Mississippi State Famous Maroon Band plays Christmas music while marching last year in Starkville’s Christmas parade. (Photo by Megan Bean)

The theme of this year’s parade is “All is Bright,” and the 6 p.m. event is led by Grand Marshal Roy A. Perkins, Starkville’s vice mayor and longest-serving alderman.

To facilitate the parade, a majority of Russell Street—an important link to MSU’s campus—will close at 4 p.m. The closure includes the length of the road from its intersection with Fellowship Street to its Lampkin Street intersection. The parade itself will begin near the Russell-Lampkin intersection and progress to Main Street.

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