Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Leonard “Chief” Tramiel, the legendary Mississippi Valley State University band director who passed away Saturday at the age of 75.

Leonard 'Chief' Tramiel

Mr. Tramiel, a graduate of MVSU, led the “Mean Green Marching Machine” for more than 30 years. He retired in 2013.

The Homegoing Celebration will begin April 19 with a viewing at Jennings Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 324 Ave. G, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The funeral will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at the H.G. Carpenter Auditorium on the Valley campus. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery.

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