News for the UMass Marching Band

Band Day 2016!

Band Day 2016 has been finalized and will be on Saturday October 15th at Gillette vs. Louisiana Tech University. We want High School bands from across New England to join on this day and perform for thousands of fans. For more information please visit our Band Day page above.

Band Uniform Fundraiser!

For over three decades, the Minuteman Marching Band has proclaimed to be "the best band anywhere." We strive to always give our best performance, and to leave audiences wanting more. A key component to a band's success is its appearance, which is the inspiration behind this fundraiser. Donate now

Buy Your Own Panoramic of the 2015 UMMB!

Hey UMMB Parents! Do you have a hankering for a wide-format picture to commemorate the 2015 UMMB Season? Well you're in luck: our Merchandise Staff is currently taking orders for UMMB panoramics! The full band photo will cost $30. The senior-only photo will cost $20. Orders and money are due on Friday October 16th! Please direct any questions to

Double Feature Weekend!

This upcoming weekend is a double feature of the UMMB! Saturday is the 1st home football game at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst. Kick off is 3 pm against Florida International University. Following the game, the band will be traveling to Port Chester, NY to spend the night before heading to perform in the 20th annual Collegiate Marching Band Festival in Allentown, PA. We hope you join us throughout the weekend!

First Performance Gillette Stadium

The UMass Minuteman Marching Band had a fantastically successful first performance Gillette Stadium! We look forward to seeing you at all the up coming games.

University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band 2015

Our 2015 season is already shaping up to be a great one! Check out our latest introduction video made by A/V Manager Chelsea Lachance; you might even recognize a familiar face or two! Be sure to watch in HD!

New Trumpets and Mellophones!

Thanks to a generous donation from the Blessing Instrument Company and the support of Chancellor Subbaswamy, we are excited to announce that the 2015 UMMB will have some new trumpets and mellophones to use. We look forward to putting them into use!

Meet the Drum Majors: William Blazeski

Last, but certainly not least in our presentation of 2015's Drum Majors, William Blazeski!

Year: Super-Senior
Major: Public Health
Hometown: Nutley, NJ
High School: Nutley High School
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Meet the Drum Majors: Mike Nicholson

Our featured Drum Major for today is Mike Nicholson!

Year: Junior
Major: History and Political Science
Hometown: Gardner, MA
High School: Gardner High School
What made you want to be a drum major of our band?

Meet the Drum Majors: Eddie Gelberg

Today we feature 1st year UMMB Drum Major Eddie Gelberg!

Year: Junior
Major: Physics
Hometown: Burlington, MA
High school: Burlington High School
What made you want to be a drum major of our band?