Get ready for Big Noise… Alumni Hoop Band is Jan 4

The 14th Annual Big Schnozzola (a/k/a the Alumni Hoop Band) will make BIG NOISE on January 4th, 2014! Be there as the RANKED Minutemen take on Miami (OH) at the Mullins Center!

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Minuteman Marching Band performs at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Following a 2:30 a.m. wakeup call on Thanksgiving morning, the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band emerged from the Downtown Marriott in full uniform with instruments, boarded their buses, and headed to their 4 a.m. NBC rehearsal ahead of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. After the NBC rehearsal, the UMMB returned to their hotel near […]

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29th Annual Band Day to feature music from “Willy Wonka”

Thousands of high school band members from New England and New York will join the Minutemen Marching Band to perform a medley of songs from the classic musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory during halftime when the UMass Minutemen football team faces Miami (Ohio) on the 29th annual Band Day at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Oct. 12, […]

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October Greetings from Grinnell Way

And with that, the first half of the marching band season is over!  September was a busy one, but did it ever end with a bang! 

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Stand 4 UMass Concert at Symphony Hall

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of this great Commonwealth. We boast of tens of thousands of loyal alumni. Help us celebrate our sesquicentennial in style. Join us to celebrate UMass Amherst & 150 years of excellence Enjoy the UMass Minuteman Marching Band performing on the steps of the State House. Cheer […]

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Alumna Therese Davison chats about her New Hampshire high school band & her UMass Amherst legacy

Therese Davison has a strong background in marching band, having trained and drum majored at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for world renowned marching band and drum major expert, the late George N. Parks.

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Greetings from Grinnell Road – Fall Edition!

“Band, fall out!” And with those words, spoken last Friday, the 2013 edition of Band Camp came to an end. 

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Homecoming 2013 Registration

It’s that time! The air is crisp and the Minuteman Band is wowing crowds from Amherst to Foxboro and beyond!

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Summer Greetings from Grinnell Way

The calendar has turned to August, which can only mean one thing….WELCOME TO BAND CAMP!  With as spectacular as the weather has been in Western MA lately, I’m sure hoping this keeps up for a few more weeks!  But before we look ahead, let’s look back at everything that’s been happening the past few weeks.

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Greetings from Grinnell Way

The adage is that summer arrives with Memorial Day.  With the temperatures we had last week in Western MA, there’s no doubt about that!  I must confess, though, I’ve only heard that.  I spent most of last week at the Collegiate Band Directors National Association Athletic Bands Symposium, hosted by the University of Oklahoma.  This […]

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