To say that the Minuteman Band family has made great contributions to the marching arts is simply said through the powerful legacies of people like George Parks, Thom Hannum, Michael Klesch, and many others. (more…)
BusinessWest takes an in-depth look at the Old Chapel restoration, and how a university that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to add new facilities to the landscape has made an equally important investment in preserving the past.
The Minuteman Marching Band at UMass Amherst never rests on its laurels. It can’t. It can only remain the “Power and Class of New England” by starting each fall with redoubled dedication and determination.
We’re saddened to announce that James Frederick ‘Jim’ Kierstead died in an accident at his home in Windsor, Massachusetts. Jim was born May 4, 1952, in Washington D.C., and was raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Isabel Bird Kierstead, his father, Friend Hans Kierstead, Jr., and […]
Members of the Minuteman Band and dozens of band alumni gathered at the recently-renovated Old Chapel to hear band alumna and assistant director of the band Christine (McHugh) Sirard ’90 share her thoughts and memories of the man whose name is on the building they call home. The Minuteman Band is now in its […]