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Minuteman Marching Band performs at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Following a 2:30 a.m. wakeup call on Thanksgiving morning, the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band emerged from the Downtown Marriott in full uniform with instruments, boarded their buses, and headed to their 4 a.m. NBC rehearsal ahead of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. After the NBC rehearsal, the UMMB returned to their hotel near […]

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29th Annual Band Day to feature music from “Willy Wonka”

Thousands of high school band members from New England and New York will join the Minutemen Marching Band to perform a medley of songs from the classic musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory during halftime when the UMass Minutemen football team faces Miami (Ohio) on the 29th annual Band Day at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Oct. 12, […]

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October Greetings from Grinnell Way

And with that, the first half of the marching band season is over!  September was a busy one, but did it ever end with a bang! 

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Greetings from Grinnell Road – Fall Edition!

“Band, fall out!” And with those words, spoken last Friday, the 2013 edition of Band Camp came to an end. 

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Summer Greetings from Grinnell Way

The calendar has turned to August, which can only mean one thing….WELCOME TO BAND CAMP!  With as spectacular as the weather has been in Western MA lately, I’m sure hoping this keeps up for a few more weeks!  But before we look ahead, let’s look back at everything that’s been happening the past few weeks.

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Greetings from Grinnell Way

The adage is that summer arrives with Memorial Day.  With the temperatures we had last week in Western MA, there’s no doubt about that!  I must confess, though, I’ve only heard that.  I spent most of last week at the Collegiate Band Directors National Association Athletic Bands Symposium, hosted by the University of Oklahoma.  This […]

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