UMass Fine Arts Center director Willie Hill performed as Grambling State’s drum major in the first-ever Super Bowl in 1967. Hill will be featured prominently in a CBS special (Feb. 5) about halftime shows past and present.
Inspire Arts & Music, parent organization of the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, welcomes Chris Holland as the new COO/Executive Director. Chris is an alumnus of the Boston Crusaders having participated for nine seasons from 1986 through 1994. Holland went on to earn his B.A. in music from UMass Amherst and is the former Director […]
FORTUNATELY FOR the students at the High School of Science and Technology in Springfield, Mass., trumpeter Gary Bernice decided, three quarters of the way to completing his degree in business, that his real calling was to be a band director. He began his career in 2007 at the inner city school where he encountered a […]
Each year the UMass Amherst Alumni Association honors alumni, faculty and friends who have translated their UMass Amherst experience into notable achievements in the business, public or community service realms, bringing honor to UMass Amherst and to their field of endeavor. The award ceremony will take place at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, April […]
The US Army Field Band’s “Six String Soldiers” (part of The Volunteers rock band) and the students in the UMass Marching Band’s spring marching percussion tech class got together this week for a special performance at the George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building. They’re performing a mashup of “Johnny Comes Marching Home” and the […]