Join the UMMB

Prospective UMass Students

To receive information about joining the Minuteman Marching Band, please email ummbrecruit@music.umass.edu If you are interested in going to school at UMass, please browse the following information and links:

Audition Information

For Members Interested in the Band

There are no auditions for those interested in being in the band. However, there will be a one-time evaluation of marching and playing that is used just for placement.

For Members Interested in the Drumline

All first year members interested in the drumline need to submit an audition video by July 1. Please visit the drumline website at www.umassdrumline.org for instructions. Click on 'audition', download the PDF's, and follow the instructions for the audition procedure. Please email Thom Hannum (hannum@music.umass.edu) if you have any questions.

For Members Interested in the Colorguard

All new colorguard members (flag, saber, baton, rifle), must send in a DVD of a solo routine performed to music of your choice. The goal is to showcase your talent level. If you are proficient in more than one piece of equipment please include those all in the routine. This video is to determine proper placement within the colorguard and not a try out video. Please include, any body and dance elements, and be aware of your free arms and facial projections at all times. Routine length should be more than 32 counts and under 4 minutes. Presentation and professionalism is very important. Make sure that you can perform this routine in a live setting as well as your video presentation.

Please send all DVDs to:

Minuteman Band
Attn: Fred Omega Pye
University of Massachusetts
George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building
110 Grinnell Way
Amherst, MA 01003

For Members Interested in Twirling

Please contact Kristi Ochs for more information at twirl36@aol.com