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Thom Hannum

Thom Hannum Named Recipient of 2016 George N. Parks Leadership Award

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced that Thom Hannum, University of Massachusetts Associate Director of the Minuteman Marching Band and Director of the Marimba Band and Marimba Ensemble program, is the recipient of the 2016 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education. Thom will receive the award during the Opening Ceremony at the Bands of America […]

Jim Kierstead

Obituary: Jim Kierstead, 1952-2016

  We’re saddened to announce that James Frederick ‘Jim’ Kierstead died in an accident at his home in Windsor, Massachusetts. Jim was born May 4, 1952, in Washington D.C., and was raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Isabel Bird Kierstead, his father, Friend Hans Kierstead, Jr., and […]