Band Day 2021

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, Band Day will be held on October 9th, 2021! Registration for band day is available now! Here is more information on this year's band day!





If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Band Day coordinators at ummbbandday@gmail.com.



Band Day 2021 Instructional Videos


Color Guard and Auxiliary


Fight Mass Dance Breakdown


Fight Mass Dance Demo


Fight Mass Flag Breakdown


Fight Mass Flag Demo


Fight Mass Rifle Breakdown


Fight Mass Rifle Demo



Drum Major


Command Techniques


Conducting


Leadership Discussion


Whistle Instructional



Flute


Instrument Care


Instrument Carriage




Clarinet



Horns (Mello, Tuba, Euphoniums, Baritone)


Euph Carriage


Euph Instrument Care


Mello Horn Carriage


Mellophone Instrument Care



Instrument Tuning


Drone Tuning


Tuner Tuning



Marching and Command Instructionals


Attention


Backwards Marching


Forward March


Lateral Slides


Parade Rest


To the Ready



Percussion and Front Ensemble


Bass Drum Instructional


Cymbals Instructional


Fight Mass Front Ensemble Traditions


Holding 4 Mallets


Percussion Overview


Slow Fast Arounds on Quads


Snare Tutorial



Saxophone


Saxophone Horn Carriage


Saxophone Horn Carriage


Saxophone Instrument Care



Trombone


Trombone Cleaning


Trombone Horn Carriage



Trumpet


Trumpet Horn Carriage


Trumpet Instrument Care




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.