Each fall, dozens of high school bands join the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band, the Power and Class of New England, for a day of rehearsal and a thrilling halftime performance. Not only is this great fun for all participants, it offers high school musicians a glimpse of what it is like performing in front of a college audience.

This year, the UMMB is excited to announce that Band Day 2019 will be held at McGuirk Stadium on November 2nd, 2019, UMass vs. Liberty.

On Band Day, students will have the opportunity to meet and work with Minuteman Marching Band director Dr. Timothy Anderson and Associate Director Thomas P. Hannum, an internationally recognized leader in the field of marching percussion.

Beginning early in the morning, bands from all across New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania join the Minuteman Band in an intense rehearsal of several musical selections which will be performed four hours later before thousands of fans!

Color Guard and Twirlers

Color guard and twirler routines will be taught on Band Day during the morning rehearsal. Routines will be flashy and fun while being simple and repetitive to accommodate all skill levels. Dancers are also welcome and encouraged to participate.


Band Day Registration

2019 Band Day Registration Form
Please return to:
Mr. Thomas Hannum
Band Day Organizer
George N. Parks Band Bld.
110 Grinnell Way
Amherst, MA 01003

Group Tickets

Group tickets may be ordered directly from UMass Athletics. More information can be found here

For questions regarding Band Day, please don't hesitate to email the Band Day coordinator Angie Medina at bandday@music.umass.edu or call Band Day organizer Thomas P. Hannum at (413) 545-6060 for more information.