Fortunately for the students at the SciTech high school in Springfield, trumpeter Gary Bernice decided his real calling was to be a band director.
Today, BuzzFeed featured a great piece titled “7 Reasons Why You Should Join Marching Band in College.” #7 features an iconic photo of the UMass Band.
The award ceremony will take place at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, April 23.
Boston’s WBUR radio highlights the “El Sistema” music education program UMass band alum Gary Bernice ’07, ’10G employs at Springfield’s SciTech high school.
NAfME announced that Cyndi Napierkowski ’87, Director of Bands at Salem High School, is the recipient of the 2014 George N. Parks Award for Leadership.
Stan Rosenberg ’77, who played tuba in the UMass Band, will become a powerful player in state government as president of the Massachusetts Senate.