Southern Arkansas University and the SAU Foundation plan to recognize the Magale Foundation for their continued investment in the Mulerider Band Program by naming the primary rehearsal hall – Magale Rehearsal Hall. Over a period of five years, the Magale Foundation has contributed over $125,000 for instruments and equipment. With the continued support and relationship of Magale Foundation and the SAU administration, the band department has given student performers opportunities that were not previously possible. The spring 2009 band concert featured four percussion instruments that would not have been available without this assistance. Today, the band program consists of approximately 120 students per year, up from only 72 in 2000.
The University and Foundation plan to honor the Magale Foundation Trustees at a dinner followed by a Mulerider Band concert on Thursday, April 29, 2010.