Dr. Leonard is an honorary member of the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma Band Fraternities and served as governor for the Northeast district of Kappa Kappa Psi in 2015-16. He is also a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and the UMass Marching Band Hall of Fame.
Chris Holland ’98 has been with Inspire Arts & Music and the Boston Crusaders since 2013.
UMass proudly named our first in 1979, Linda (Paul) Hannum, who served as co-DM that year.
Since the fall of 1980, the UMass Drumline has been lead by the inimitable Thom Hannum.
While this is the story of how “My Way” became an integral part of the Minuteman Band, it is really the history of the UMMB from 1963 to the present. Why? Because “My Way” is all about a vision.
This is the UMass Marching Band’s tenth halftime appearance at a Patriots game, and first in 25 years.