In 2008, David Wullaert and Jon Weber founded the Michigan State University Salsa Band as a means for College of Music students to practice and perform Afro-Cuban music. Over the past three years, this salsa band has played concerts, dances, recitals, benefits, cultural events, and outreach in Michigan. Salsa Verde performs songs by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Gloria Estefan, Wayne Gorbea, Poncho Sanchez, Roberto Rohena, Sonora Carruseles, Fruko y Sus Tesos, and others, with many of the works original arrangements by Salsa Verde. The members of Salsa Verde are students or faculty of the MSU College of Music. Members of Salsa Verde have played with groups such as Orquesta Ritmo, Aye, Sobroso, Mariachi Kora, Groupo Varidad Folkrorico, Thom Jayne and the Nomads, and H2.