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Minuteman Marching Band raising money for new uniforms

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For over three decades, the Minuteman Marching Band has proclaimed to be “the best band anywhere.” We strive to always give our best performance, and to leave audiences wanting more.

A key component to a band’s success is its appearance, which is why I am writing you today. The UMMB is currently wearing uniforms that debuted in 2001, and they are showing their age. We need to replace these uniforms, but in order to do so, we need your help.

Give Now!

The Minuteman Marching Band is 400 members strong, and each new uniform costs about $500. You can see how the math adds up quickly. While this may seem an imposing goal, our band alumni, family, and friends succeeded in raising over $1 million to complete the George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building. I know we can make this happen – one uniform at a time.

Would you please consider a gift of $500 to purchase a new uniform? As an added bonus, anyone who gives $500 will receive one of our current uniforms. If you are an alumnus of the Power and Class of New England (or perhaps a parent of one), what a perfect keepsake?! Gifts can be paid in installments, monthly, or quarterly; in full; or even in multiples of $500 if you really love the UMMB and want to outfit the family!

Every gift helps us get closer to this goal. You all know what a UMMB performance is like; how much better can it be with a brand new look? Our goal is to have the band in entirely new uniforms by the 2017 season. I know we’re up to this challenge.

Thank you for your continued support of the Power and Class of New England and, as always, GO UMASS!