UMass honored the achievement, initiative and leadership of some of its most accomplished graduates, including two drum majors of the Minuteman Band.
Ben Hyland ’16 felt a bit nostalgic Friday as he donned the Colonial-era uniform he wore as a member of the Minuteman Band for the final time.
UMass Fine Arts Center director Willie Hill performed as Grambling State’s drum major in the first-ever Super Bowl in 1967.
The award ceremony will take place at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, April 23.
Boston’s WBUR radio highlights the “El Sistema” music education program UMass band alum Gary Bernice ’07, ’10G employs at Springfield’s SciTech high school.