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Boston Pep Rally

2014 Season Kick – Off Pep Rally Wednesday August 27, 2014 Parade Stepping Off from Columbus Park at Noon Pep Rally to Follow At Boston Harbor Hotel Join UMass Board of Trustees Chair Henry Thomas, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and Football Coach Mark Whipple as we celebrate UMass Football! Come listen to the band and […]

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August Greetings From Grinnell Way

Greetings from Grinnell Way August 2014  Here we are in the waning days of summer, which can mean only one thing…Band Camp is almost here!  Prof. Heidi Sarver and her intrepid troupe had a full season of successful Drum Major Academies; the Super DMA at UMass was a veritable UMMB re-union. By the time you […]

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June Greetings From Grinnell Way

And with a whirlwind, the academic year 2013 – 2014 comes to an end.  And what a year it was for the Minuteman Band.  From Gillette Stadium to the TD Garden; the steps of the Boston Statehouse to the streets of Manhattan; the NCAA basketball tournament to Fenway Park, this year’s students surely had their […]

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Minuteman Band to join Blue Band for Penn State’s “Unrivaled Band Jam” on 9/20

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - Penn State Athletics and the Penn State Marching Blue Band are proud to announce the Unrivaled Band Jam, which will highlight “Band Day” activities at the Penn State vs. Massachusetts game on Sept. 20. High school bands are invited to perform with the storied Blue Band and the UMass band pregame in […]

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2014 Homecoming

Saturday, September 27th Details TBA NOTE: Multibands 2014 will be held Thursday October 2 (evening Gala) and Friday Oct 3 (afternoon performance) [TICKETS] BAND ALUMNI TAILGATE Band Alumni Tailgate will be held in Lot 11 next to the stadium. HOMECOMING GAME The alumni band will rehearse with the band at McGuirk in the late morning after […]

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Changing of the (alumni) guard

Friends, it’s been an honor. We’ve maintained old traditions together. We’ve built new ones. Heck, we even built a building!

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Minuteman Band honors victims, survivors & heroes from 2013 Boston Marathon

Culminating with Sunday’s Fenway Park pregame remembrance, the UMMB is proud to have been part of efforts to honor last year’s marathon bombing victims and survivors. 

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28th Annual ‘Color in the Cage’ to Benefit Amherst Survival Center

The 28th annual “Color in the Cage” performance showcase, a fundraiser for the Amherst Survival Center, will be presented Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. in Curry Hicks Cage.

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Former drum major Cynthia Napierkowski honored in SBO magazine

Nominated by readers and selected by SBO’s editorial staff, the 16th annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” report once again shines the spotlight on an incredible array of outstanding music educators from every corner of the United States. 

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