MMB Member Killed in a Car Accident

Submitted by hart20 on September 27th, 2011 at 12:58 AM

A MMB trumpet player was killed in a car accident tonight.  It's always very sobering to hear about a tragedy like this.Thoughts and condolences go out to anyone affected. Rest in peace, my friend. 

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

stephenjnesbitt Stephen J. Nesbitt 

Directors John T. Maddon and Kevin Sedatole from MSU marching band have confirmed the fatal crash. Please keep the MMB in your prayers.
stephenjnesbitt Stephen J. Nesbitt
Drum major from MSU, terrific friend of mine, told me a trumpet player in the MMB passed away today, was told a car crash. If so, prayers..


Bando Calrissian

September 27th, 2011 at 1:03 AM ^

I'm not sure if this was supposed to be public knowledge yet, but yes, this happened, and it's extremely tragic.  The young man was well liked by his section mates, who are all pretty shaken up by all of this.  Please keep everyone in the MMB in your prayers.  

I trust the University/the MMB/etc. will issue some kind of statement that will be better than a tweet with information coming out of East Lansing.


September 27th, 2011 at 1:08 AM ^

My cousin is friends with the person who lost their life today. So sad to hear about this and read the facebook wall. So many people hurting right now. Prayers to all of them.


September 27th, 2011 at 2:41 AM ^

Rest in piece, good sir. May we beat Minnesota for you. Have fun watching the next game with Bo Schembechler, Gerald Ford, Fritz Crisler, Fielding H. Yost, Benny Friedman, Tom Harmon, Bennie Oosterban, and all the other Michigan legends.


September 27th, 2011 at 11:23 AM ^

What crushing news. Almost like always with the young, out of the blue. I remember those times i school, how life was about the future, whether it be our careers or simply next Saturday's ballgame. Then it happens and life is seen in a new perspective. Terribly, terribly sad news; I pray for him, his family, his friends and acquaintences. God have mercy upon his soul and provide comfort for the family and friends, amen.



September 27th, 2011 at 11:54 AM ^

his family and friends and all members of the MMB.  This is truly sad and sobering news.  I wish I could go the game on Saturday to witness the tribute to him.  I assume his place in the band will remain vacant for the rest of season as a tribute and honor to his dedication and service to the MMB.


September 27th, 2011 at 1:11 PM ^

That game is going to have a somber feel to it with Kill's health issues and this tragedy. Such things put these games into perspective.
<br>Btw, I did not realize students from UM-Flint or UM-Dearborn could be part of MMB.


September 27th, 2011 at 1:15 PM ^

All of my best love and prayers go to this young man and his family to ease them in their sorrow. The Blue has lost a family member, and we will all give thoughts to him this weekend when the band takes the field.


September 27th, 2011 at 1:42 PM ^

So sad, I saw on Facebook a couple of MSU MB people I know had this as their status but didn't leave an explanation. RIP and my thoughts are with your family


September 27th, 2011 at 1:44 PM ^

Both the MichiganMB  family and especially the young man's family. I have two (younger) children and I can't imagine how painful it would be to lose one. Kids are not supposed to die before their parents.