Greetings from Grinnell Way, December 2014 Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Power and Class of New England! As I write this, it’s Finals week here on campus. The uniforms have been put away, the Merry Maple and Band Banquet have come and gone, and the 2014 UMMB season is in […]
The 15th Annual Big Schnozzola (a/k/a the Alumni Hoop Band) will make BIG NOISE on January 3rd, 2015! Be there as the Minutemen take on St. Bonaventure at the Mullins Center! Come back once more to throw down your own Big Schnozz solo with the 15th ANNUAL ALUMNI HOOP BAND. The deets: For those who haven’t […]
Boston’s WBUR radio highlights the “El Sistema” music education program UMass band alumnus Gary Bernice ’07, ’10G employs at Springfield’s SciTech high school. Massachusetts is the first state to provide grant funding to schools where El Sistema is used in music education. Jerannchris Rivera Heredia, who plays trumpet in the SciTech band says of Gary […]
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced that Cynthia Napierkowski ’87, Director of Bands at Salem High School in Salem, Massachusetts is the recipient of the 2014 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education. She will receive the award at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis on Saturday, November 15, […]
“Be yourself and grow,” says Stan Rosenberg ’77, who played tuba in the Minuteman Band. Rosenberg will become the president of the Massachusetts Senate in January.