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Chris Holland

Chris Holland to lead Boston Crusaders parent org

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 […]

Gary Bernice

Alumnus Transforms Inner City Music Program

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 […]

The Volunteers - US Army Field Band

UMass Drumline performs ‘Army Strong’

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 […]