Events

Aug
26
Sat
UMass Football vs Hawai’i
Aug 26 all-day

See the Minuteman Band as the Minutemen take on Hawai’i!

Sep
9
Sat
UMass Football vs Old Dominion
Sep 9 all-day

See the Minuteman Band’s season halftime debut as the Minutemen take on Old Dominion!

Sep
30
Sat
UMass Football vs Ohio
Sep 30 all-day

See the Minuteman Band as the Minutemen take on Ohio University!

Oct
1
Sun
Collegiate Marching Band Festival
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join your Minuteman Band and many others for the Northeast’s premiere college band showcase, now in its 22nd year!

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017.

Oct
20
Fri
Homecoming 2017
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day

Click here for Multibands and Alumni Band info & registration!

Band Alumni & Friends Reception
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join fellow band alumni, parents, and friends before Multibands to enjoy great company, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres on October 20.

We’ll honor the 2017 recipients of the Band Alumni Scholarship and members of the 2017 class of the Minuteman Band Hall of Fame. You’ll get an up-close first look at a special portrait of legendary former Minuteman Band announcer Jim MacRostie — as well as the band’s new uniforms!

To cap it off, we’ll have a “Twilight Shadows” singalong at the Minuteman statue outside Old Chapel, just before the Multibands concert!

MULTIBANDS DISCOUNT… Buy your concert tickets here, and get an exclusive 15% discount! (Must purchase by October 11th for discount.)

Friday, October 20
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Amherst Room, Campus Center
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Cost Per Person:

  • $20 — Reception only
  • $42 — Reception and adult Multibands ticket
  • $36 — Reception and senior or child (under 17) Multibands ticket

Register Now!

Oct
21
Sat
UMass Football vs Georgia Southern (Homecoming)
Oct 21 all-day

IT’S HOMECOMING WEEKEND! Stay tuned for band alumni event info.

See the Minuteman Band as the Minutemen take on Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern and UMass have met twice previously in the Division 1-AA Playoffs. In 1998, 11th-seeded UMass upset top-ranked Georgia Southern 55-43 to win the Division 1-AA Championship.

The following season, Georgia Southern got revenge on UMass, winning 38-21 in a Quarterfinal game in Statesboro.

Oct
28
Sat
UMass Football vs Appalachian State
Oct 28 all-day

See the Minuteman Band as the Minutemen take on App State!

It’s an extra-special gameday… both Band Day and Senior Day!

Nov
11
Sat
UMass Football vs Maine
Nov 11 all-day

See the Minuteman Band’s halftime Veterans Day tribute as the Minutemen take on Maine at Fenway Park!

Trivia… UMass and UMaine share a benefactor. The Isenberg School of Management’s 2002 addition and Maine’s stadium are named in honor of the late Harold Alfond, founder of the Dexter Shoe Company.

Jan
1
Mon
Tournament of Roses Parade
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Check local TV listings for the start of the Rose Parade (8 am PT, 11 am ET)


Rose Parade Travel Package

Now available through the UMass Amherst Alumni Association!

Options range from tickets-only to land and air accommodations! Deposits are requested by June 16, 2017.