Beginning his drum corps career in the 1980s as a bass drummer with the Cadets, Michael Klesch has become one of DCI’s preeminent brass arrangers.
Pioneer Valley residents knew him best as either Santa Claus at Amherst Merry Maple, as or the voice of the Minuteman Marching Band at UMass football games.
This student documentary explores the history of the Old Chapel and what has happened since the building’s closure in 1997.
UMass dedicated the $5.8m George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building in an emotional ceremony during which the late band director was remembered.
Join us for the spring Concert Band recital, a reception hosted by Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, and tours of the new building!