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Minuteman Band director George Parks remembered at dedication

The University of Massachusetts dedicated the $5.8 million George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building In an emotional ceremony on Saturday during which the late band director was remembered for his dedicated leadership.

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Moving in and moving forward

Prior to the summer of 2011, the marching band had no place to call home. But with the help and perseverance of the late George Parks, band members now have their own building, the aptly named George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building. Parks was the director of the marching band for 33 years until […]

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George N. Parks Minuteman Band Building update – February 20, 2011

We’re seeing tremendous progress at the Minuteman Band Building. The brickwork is in place, florescent lights are going up, and electrical outlets are being added. The snow has pushed to opening date back a few weeks, but everything is coming together nicely. I walked around the building counter-clockwise, so you can see the building from […]

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Minuteman Marching Band Building update – August 18

There have been many exciting developments these past two weeks at the Minuteman Band Building site! The Structural Steel Framing has been going up, and the Minuteman Band Building is literally taking shape before our eyes. The steel girders for the building arrived on Thursday, August 12, and since then, tremendous growth has been taking […]

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Minuteman Marching Band Building update – June 18

It feels like a deep, lazy summer day on the UMass Amherst campus, with barely any students walking about. More walls have gone up at the building site, as well as more formwork (the wooden supports) for the wall closest to Grinnell. In addition, the uphill walls now have dirt against them, which has been […]

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Minuteman Marching Band Building update – June 10

Today is overcast in Amherst, but there is still a great deal of progress at the Minuteman Building site. The weather has been rainy and overcast as of late, with a very cool June. On the building site, a large crane-line machine is being used, apparently helping to make the concrete pouring easier. The lower […]

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