‘Color in the Cage’ Benefits Amherst Survival Center

The 28th annual “Color in the Cage” performance showcase, a fundraiser for the Amherst Survival Center, will be presented Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. in Curry Hicks Cage.

The show features performances by Minuteman Marching Band fall color guard members and featured twirlers plus presentations by UMass, local high schools and collegiate guards, dancers, cheerleaders, drum majors and baton twirlers, and the new marching color guard techniques class. Rifles, flags, sabres, mace, dance and props are a major focus. “Color in the Cage” provides a non-competitive, supportive environment and a training ground for future fall color guard field staff, and guard and baton twirling instructors.

The event is directed by Frederick Omega Pye, who is in his seventh year as assistant band director and visual coordinator for the Minuteman Marching Band.

Doors open at 1:30. Canned goods and monetary donations for the Survival Center will be accepted at the door.

Tickets at the door are $5 Adults, $3 students (with ID) and children; $1 off with canned good donation; UMass Marching Band members free with a canned good or donation.