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Band Day 2014!

On Saturday October 18th, over 3,500 high schoolers and performers joined the UMMB at halftime in celebration for the 30th annual UMass Band Day. The day started early as 9AM, when bands and groups arrived and were greeted into Gillette Stadium by members of the UMMB proudly shouting the signature line, "WELCOME TO BAND DAY!"

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UMMB at the NEPR Opening Ceremony!

On September 7th, 2014, The University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band was invited to participate in the opening ceremony for the new New England Public Radio facility on Main Street in Springfield, MA. It was a truly exciting event and we were honoured to play a part in it.

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Welcome to Band Camp!

This year, the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band will welcome approximately 125 new members. They will step off on August 23rd, one of the university’s biggest days of band camp. The marching band is composed of students who have marched throughout their high school career, and also students who have never taken a single roll-step. No matter what their history, all rookie members go through a day-and-a-half of review, instructed by the marching band’s four drum majors and student field staff.

Meet The Administrative Staff!

UMMB Ad Staff and Drum Majors are gearing up for a great 2014 season!

Program Coordinator and Director

Directors

Mary Paris and Timothy Todd Anderson

Multibands Pops Concert

On October 18th at 8:00PM, the UMMB will be the headlining performance at the UMass-Amherst Department of Music’s Multibands Pops Concert. The event will consist of many UMass musical ensembles, closed by the Power and Class of New England. One can expect to hear a plethora of tunes from the UMMB’s 2013 season. The UMMB will also be performing on the mornings of the 17th and the 18th for the local middle and elementary schools. Finally, don’t miss the Homecoming Parade on October 17th at 4:30PM, in which the UMMB will be marching and kicking off the Homecoming week!

29th Annual Band Day

The 29th Annual UMass Band Day will be held on October 12, 2013 at Gillette Stadium. Please note, this is a change from the previously announced date of November 2nd. A registration form and additional information can be found on the Band Day page (https://www.umass.edu/band/bandday). Registration forms will be accepted from now until Friday, October 4th. This year, students at Band Day will be performing music from Willy Wonka! We hope you will join us for the 29th annual event. If you have any questions please contact our Band Day Coordinator Katy Boggs at bandday@music.umass.edu.

George N. Parks Calendar!

New for 2013 is the George N. Parks calendar. Assembled by former UMMB drum majors Linda Hannum (1980 - 1982, and a member of the UMMB Hall of Fame) and Jeff Poulton (1982 - 1987), this special calendar features a different picture of Prof. Parks for each month, along with his famed "Starred Thoughts." The calendar is priced at $15, with proceeds from each sale going to the George N. Parks Memorial Drum Major Scholarship, to be awarded to a drum major of the Minuteman Marching Band.

Band Banquet

Band Banquet, Sunday, Dec. 2nd. The annual Marching Band Banquet is Sunday, Dec. 2nd, beginning at 4:40 in the Campus Center Auditorium. Tickets must be bought in advance from Shannon Vogler (svogler@student.umass.edu) or Michael Bates (mbates@student.umass.edu). Don't miss out on the end of year celebration!

Merry Maple!

Merry Maple on Friday, Nov. 30th! The final performance of the 2012 Minuteman Marching Band is Friday, Nov. 30th, as part of the Town of Amherst's annual Merry Maple celebration. The band will march from Haigis Mall to the Amherst Commons, beginning at 4:40. Once there, the band will perform Holiday favorites, from 5 - 6. Help the UMMB ring in the Holidays

UMMB Show 2012!

The University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band is excited to announce the 2012 field show! Musical selections will include: