Events

Mar
28
Tue
UMass Band Info Session
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you a current UMass Amherst student who is looking to join the UMass Minuteman Marching Band or curious to what we do?

Then come to the George N. Parks Band Building at 7 p.m. on March 28th to learn more about our organization! Learn about our upcoming season and our trip to Pasadena for The 2018 Rose Parade. No marching or music experience needed!

If you can’t make this date but would like to know more about the UMMB or have questions feel free to email ummb.recruitment@gmail.com.

Apr
1
Sat
1st Annual Big Band Bash
Apr 1 @ 4:40 pm – 11:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

We’re hosting the 1st Annual Big Band Bash banquet for alumni & friends of the Minuteman Band!

Details & registration info

Apr
2
Sun
Concert Band
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm

The UMass Concert Band features the world-premiere of “G.P.,” written in memory of former Minuteman Marching Band director George Parks.

Led by conductor Timothy T. Anderson, the Concert Band provides its members with the opportunity to perform a wide range of repertoire from marches to Broadway standards to Mozart. Although the group draws many of its members from the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, all UMass students are welcome to participate.

“G.P.” was composed by director of jazz studies Jeffrey W. Holmes. Thom Hannum, longtime associate director of the Marching Band, will conduct the work.

Also on the program is perhaps the greatest of all circus marches, Karl King’s “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite,” presented to mark the closing of the Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey’s Circus. Other works to be presented include “Forgotten Dreams” by Leroy Anderson, “Cajun Folk Songs” by Frank Ticheli, “A Symphonic Prelude” by Alfred Reed, and the Carmen Dragon setting of “America, the Beautiful.”  Besides Anderson and Hannum, conductors for the program will also include graduate students Matthew Sypek and David Morris.

 

 

Apr
9
Sun
31st Annual Color in the Cage
Apr 9 @ 1:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of pageantry at the 31st Annual UMass Color in the Cage! This year’s event will feature color guards, twirlers, and dance groups from UMass and local high schools.

Performances by:

UMass Color Guard Tech Class and student showcases
UMass Twirlers
And more!

If interested in participating, email umassguard@gmail.com for information.

 

Jun
1
Thu
2017 CBDNA Athletic Band Symposium
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day

The 2017 CBDNA ABS will be hosted by UMass Amherst and Dr. Timothy Anderson, June 1-3.

  • Clinics and sessions addressing pedagogical/administrative issues in the current collegiate band profession.
  • Friday banquet at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Robert B. Morrison, Founder and CEO of Quadrant Research, the nation’s leading arts education research organization, will be presenting the keynote address.
  • Golf Tournament at Hickory Ridge Country Club

General Registration
$80.00 by May 17, 2017
$130.00 after May 17, 2017

Conference Banquet
Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield
June 2
$50.00/person

Golf Outing
Hickory Ridge Country Club, Amherst
June 2
$40.00/person

If you have questions regarding this event, please direct to: tanderson@music.umass.edu.

Aug
26
Sat
UMass Football vs Hawai’i
Aug 26 all-day
UMass Football vs Hawai'i @ McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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

Sep
9
Sat
UMass Football vs Old Dominion
Sep 9 all-day
UMass Football vs Old Dominion @ McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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
UMass Football vs Ohio @ McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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!