In response to the changing needs of the community and the effects of COVID-19, the Brazos County A&M Club annual Aggie Muster ceremony will be held virtually on April 21 with a camaraderie barbecue to be held later this summer.
The virtual Muster ceremony will still take place at 6:00 PM on April 21 and will be livestreamed on numerous platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and bcamc.aggienetwork.com. The livestream is being produced in partnership with Texas Film Works based in College Station, Texas.
The interactive virtual event will include the traditional Roll Call for the Absent and candle lighting as well as other program pieces. Families of those being honored will have the option of their loved one’s name also being called and participating at the Muster in 2021.
In addition to the virtual Muster ceremony, an in-person camaraderie barbecue is being planned for late summer 2020 for Aggies in Brazos County to gather as they normally would on April 21 for food, friends and good bull. Details will be released as they are finalized in the coming months.
Those who have pre-purchased tickets to this year’s Muster will be contacted regarding options for reconciling their tickets and donations.
The Brazos County Aggie Muster is being held this year at the Brazos County Expo Center. The evening will include our speaker Jon Heidtke ’81.
Brazos County Expo Center 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX 77807
Widely recognized as one of the Southwest’s leading sports executives, Jon Heidtke is Founder/CEO of Heidtke Sports Entertainment (HSE), as well as a professor of practice in the Sports Management Program at Texas A&M University. From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Heidtke served as Senior Vice President for Learfield/ IMG College Sports. Before joining Learfied as Senior Vice President of Texas A&M Ventures in 2016, Mr. Heidtke was Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Oklahoma and FOX Sports New Orleans. The networks are part of the vast FOX Sports television family and affiliates of FSN, which consisted of 22 regional sports networks from coast-to-coast specializing in home team coverage. In his 27 plus years at helm of FSSW, Heidtke helped grow the network from its humble beginnings as HSE, to one of the largest RSN’s in the country serving over 10 million television homes in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Mr. Heidtke’s career as a sports television executive started in 1983 as an eastern regional account executive for Sports Time, a regional sports network launched in St. Louis by Anheuser-Busch. He began his television career in June 1981 as a sports anchor/reporter for KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas. In 1983 he was the radio play-by-play voice of the Texas League champion Beaumont Golden Gators minor league baseball team.
A native of Amarillo, Texas, Mr. Heidtke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism from Texas A&M University. He resides in Bryan, Texas, and has three children. Health (Class of ’16) and twins Hannah and Hunter (both Class of ’18).
The Brazos County A&M Club Muster Roll Call includes:
Former students who resided in Brazos County
Additional former students as added through RSVPs
For questions about the BCAMC Muster, email BCAMCMuster@AggieNetwork.com.
The Campus Muster Roll Call includes:
Students enrolled at Texas A&M
Members of the 50-Year Reunion Class of 1971
Former students who have an immediate family member* enrolled at Texas A&M
Former students who lost their lives while on active military duty in the past year
Texas A&M faculty and staff of long tenure
For more information about Campus Muster, click here.
*An immediate family member is defined as grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, sister, brother, son and daughter.