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Chris Holland

Chris Holland to lead Boston Crusaders parent org

Inspire Arts & Music, parent organization of the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, welcomes Chris Holland as the new COO/Executive Director. Chris is an alumnus of the Boston Crusaders having participated for nine seasons from 1986 through 1994. Holland went on to earn his B.A. in music from UMass Amherst and is the former Director […]


2015 UMass Band Show & Schedule

Folks are askin, so here it is in one spot! The Show Malaga Hot Hot Hot (percussion feature) Michael McDonald medley (Takin’ It To The Streets & Sweet Freedom) The Promise of Living (Aaron Copland) The Schedule Friday 9/4 Family BBQ & First Performance @ McGuirk Stadium or Practice Fields, evening (TBD) Saturday, 9/19 Game […]

Gary Bernice

Alumnus Transforms Inner City Music Program

FORTUNATELY FOR the students at the High School of Science and Technology in Springfield, Mass., trumpeter Gary Bernice decided, three quarters of the way to completing his degree in business, that his real calling was to be a band director. He began his career in 2007 at the inner city school where he encountered a […]