The UMass Minuteman Marching Band boasts one of the proudest marching percussion sections in the country. Led by Ian Hale and advised by Thom Hannum, the percussion section and its staff are respected authorities on percussion arrangement, education, and performance.

Audition Information

All first year members interested in the drumline or pit need to submit an audition video. 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 Ian Hale ( if you have any questions.

Tech Classes

Interested in getting a head start with joining the drumline? Feel free to join the drumline at its Spring Tech Class. Classes are offered during the UMass Spring Semester (Late Jan - Early May) and are free and open to any interested high school and college students! Check out for more information!

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