When the sounds of “The Victors” float through Ohio Stadium on Saturday as the Michigan Wolverines take on the Ohio State Buckeyes, there will also be a note of sadness in the air.
Michigan Athletics announced via Twitter that Maggie St. Clair, the director of operations for the University of Michigan marching band, died Saturday morning.
St. Clair suffered a medical emergency shortly before departing for the game, according to the university.
“Her husband Jerry, son Craig & family are in our hearts today,” the university said in its tweet.
St. Clair had been with the athletic program’s band for 30 years and the university for 42 years, according to the marching band’s website. She was responsible for behind-the-scenes work with the band.
The Michigan Marching band released a statement after her death:
“It is impossible to encompass everything that Maggie meant to the Michigan Marching Band in a short statement. She has been the heart of this organization for decades. The high standards that she held herself and those around her to helped shape the MMB into what it is today. Maggie has touched the lives of thousands of individuals within the University community. Her commitment and unrelenting passion for the organization will be greatly missed. Her contributions will be a part of the fabric of the Michigan Marching Band forever. She was a Leader and she was the Best.”
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