Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Midlothian on April 21 for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the past year, announced Muster Chair Mr. Sandy Westbrook, Class of 1962.

Various Muster activities, including fellowship, remembrances, and dinner, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Midlothian Conference Center in Midlothian. The club is privileged and honored to have Mr. Barry Hendler ’71 as its special guest speaker. And, as importantly, the club will be awarding scholarships to 10 area graduating high school seniors that have chosen to attend Texas A&M this fall. All former and current students, their families, and friends of Texas A&M University are invited to attend, Westbrook said.

The Texas Aggie Muster tradition, which spans more than a century, will be observed in more than 300 locations around the world. These Muster gatherings have been held in many unique places ranging from battleships and foxholes during World War II to ballrooms and steakhouses today.

Over the years, Aggie Muster has grown to be one of Texas A&M’s most revered traditions. Muster honors the memories of A&M men and women whose deaths prevent them from answering Roll Call at this year’s Muster.

The Roll Call is a roster compiled of all former and current students who have died over the past year. As each name is called, a friend or family member will answer “Here!” symbolizing that their memory lives on in the hearts of Aggies everywhere. Muster is more than just a ceremony; it is also an annual way for Aggies to renew the loyalty and unity which constitute the foundation of their friendship for each other as well as their love and devotion for their school.

For more information regarding the Texas Aggie Muster held in Midlothian, please contact Sandy Westbrook at 972-679-4653, by email at, or through Additional information about Texas Aggie Muster and other Texas A&M Traditions and Programs can be obtained by contacting The Association of Former Students at 979-845-7514 or by visiting the Association website at