UMMB I-Bander: New Member Registration

This form is only for students that have already been accepted at UMass Amherst or one of the Five Colleges and have decided to join the band this coming season.

Please fill out your information as accurately as possible. Do not press ENTER or RETURN until you have completely filled out this form. If there is a problem with your registration, we will notify you.

DUE TO INCREASED INTEREST IN THE MINUTEMAN MARCHING BAND BAND PROGRAM

Some sections may fill to capacity. We recommend filling out this registration form as soon as possible. Once a section is full, a taped audition might be required in order to receive an invitation to Band Camp. After the form has been submitted, you will receive notification of your status.

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@umass.edu) if you have any questions.

FOR MEMBERS INTERESTED IN THE COLORGUARD!

All new students planning to join the colorguard (flag, saber, rifle), are asked to send a DVD or VHS of a solo routine performed to music of your choice. This is video is to assist us in preparation of show routines and determine placement within the guard. It is not an AUDITION to join the Guard. If you are proficient in more than one piece of equipment please include those in the routine. 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.

FOR MEMBERS WISHING TO AUDITION FOR WEAPONS (Rifle or Sabre)

Positions on the Weapons line is limited. If you would like to audition for weapons, a dvd or vhs is required by JULY 1ST.

FOR MEMBERS INTERESTED IN BATON TWIRLING

Baton Twirlers for the Minuteman Band are selected by competitive audition. Interest Candidates should send an audition tape/dvd to Minuteman Band, George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building , UMass Amherst, Amherst MA. The tape/dvd should be sent by July 1st. After that, candidates will be contacted with results.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 413-545-3410 OR EMAIL:

ummbrecruit@music.umass.edu

FOR MEMBERS WISHING TO AUDITION FOR WEAPONS (Rifle or Sabre) Positions on the Weapons line is limited. If you would like to audition for weapons, a dvd or vhs is required by JULY 1ST. FOR MEMBERS INTERESTED IN BATON TWIRLING Baton Twirlers for the Minuteman Band are selected by competitive audition. Interest Candidates should send an audition tape/dvd to Minuteman Band, George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building , UMass Amherst, Amherst MA. The tape/dvd should be sent by July 1st. After that, candidates will be contacted with results. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 413-545-3410 OR EMAIL: ummbrecruit@music.umass.edu

Home Address


Campus Address

If you do not yet have a campus address, please skip to the next section.


Parent's Authorization

If you will be under 18, an emergency medical release form will be sent to your parents prior to band camp. In order for you to participate in band camp, this form MUST be completed and returned to us either at band camp or by mail.


Performance Conflicts

Students who join the Minuteman Band are expected to attend all performances. Please review the 2014 season schedule and discuss this with your family. If you have a serious, unavoidable conflict with one of the scheduled performances such as a religious holiday or family wedding, please write the DATE and the REASON for the conflict and present it in writing to the Director as soon as possible. Students who plan to miss a performance may be assigned an alternate position to ensure that we have a full band at every performance. Work schedules, family gatherings, and other activities must be scheduled to avoid conflicts with the Minuteman Band performance schedule.


First Aid Information


Band Camp Housing

The Minuteman Marching Band will provide housing and meals for band members during band camp.


Uniform Information

Please enter in your uniform information here, which includes colorguard members. Please be very accurate when indicating sizes. Indicate what size you are, not what size you hope to be. Accuracy is crucial if you are to receive a uniform that fits properly.


Power and Class Shirt

Our "Power and Class" shirts are part of the band uniform. The “Power and Class” shirts include a maroon polo to be worn as part of your travel uniform and a white T-Shirt to be worn under the full uniform.


Equipment Information

The University will provide all SOUSAPHONES, BARITONES, MELLOPHONES, and PERCUSSION instruments. There are some additional University instruments available for band members to borrow, but they are extremely limited. You will be responsible for the general maintenance of any instrument which you sign-out. Please fill out this section if you are requesting a University instrument. Please note that we have a very limited amount of tenor saxes available that is based on seniority and on a first come, first serve basis. If you wish to rent another instrument we can assist with making that arrangement with our dealer. Please be advised a fee may apply for the rental. Please be sure to bring necessary accessories (reeds, valve oil, lyres, etc.) to band camp. The band does not supply these items.


Support Personnel

Band Aides play a critical role in the UMMB. The band aides work with our professional staff and administrative staff on a lot of behind the scenes work with the band. We are always looking for more band aides. I cannot march this season, but I would like to be considered for the position of


Part Assignments


Hometown Information

We would like to publicize your involvement with the Minuteman Band. Please furnish the below information so that we might publicize your participation with the Band. Newspaper addresses, fax numbers and to whom this information should be sent can generally be found on the Internet or by calling the newspaper


Thank You!

Thank you for filling out the UMMB Online Registration form! Don't forget to register as a class through SPIRE MUSIC 566 to receive class credit! Please click below to submit this form to finalize your registration into the UMMB! Welcome!