Prospective UMass Students

To receive information about joining the Minuteman Marching Band, please email 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. Please email if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour of our marching band facilities.

For Members Interested in the Drumline

All first year members interested in the drumline need to submit an audition video by July 7th, 2016. Please visit the drumline website at for instructions. Click on 'audition', download the PDF's, and follow the instructions for the audition procedure. Please email Thom Hannum ( if you have any questions.

For Members Interested in the Color Guard

All new color guard 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 color guard 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: Chris Sirard
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