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Band Alumni Festivities

Event Details

October 25—October 26, 2019 7:30 pm

All Campus

The epitome of PROUD and LOUD. Join the band to celebrate and show your UMass pride during Homecoming.

If you enjoyed the Big Band Bash, you are going love this event! The band has much to celebrate and they want YOU to join in the fun.

This year marks Thom Hannum’s 40th season with the Minuteman Band and we’re thrilled to recognize him at the event and award the first Thom Hannum Marching Band Percussion Scholarship given in his honor.

We will also recognize our Band Alumni scholarship recipients and the soon to be inducted 2019 class of the Minuteman Band Hall of Fame.

All are welcome. No cost to attend.

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Saturday, October 26

Pancake Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
George Parks Band Building

Start your day with a complimentary pancake breakfast at the band building before heading to the stadium to tailgate!

All are welcome. No cost to attend.

Perform with the Alumni Band

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Various Locations

Feeling nostalgic for your marching band days? Be part of the band one more time! Perform with the 54th Alumni Band in the Homecoming Parade, during halftime at the football game, or both! Dust off your instruments as we play “Twilight Shadows,” “Fight Mass,” and other favorites.

Check back for specific times and locations.

All are welcome. No cost to attend.

Get up-to-date details on band festivities and view the full schedule of Homecoming activities at

Sign up early—registration will close on October 18.

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Event Category

Alumni Homecoming