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Alumni establish George N. Parks Drum Major Scholarship with calendar fundraiser

As with many of the brightest stars, it is often not until their light is extinguished that we fully realize the impact they have had upon our lives, and so it was with George…

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Remembering George Parks

It’s been a year. One whole year since the Minuteman Band family lost George Parks. His legacy lives on in all of us and in his final gift to the the band… The GNiP. Please take time to look back on reflections from last fall, and to think of the lessons we’ve taken from our […]

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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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Golf tourney benefits GNP Memorial Scholarship

Fun is the only word to describe the inaugural George N. Parks Golf Tournament held August 5th at Hickory Ridge Country Club in Amherst.

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The GNP Minuteman Marching Band Building opens its doors April 17

Dear UMMB Alumni and Friends, I am writing on behalf of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, with some incredible news: On Sunday, April 17th , The George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building will be opening its doors! To be clear, the official commemoration of the GNP Minuteman Marching Band Building will take place next […]

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Halftime Magazine: Starred Thoughts

George N. Parks, who passed away Sept. 16, touched thousands of lives through his Drum Major Academy and 33 years as director of the Minuteman Marching Band. UMass drum major Aaron Staluppi shares personal memories and lessons learned from his mentor.

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