UMass Football vs Ohio
Sep 30 all-day

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

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!

Can’t make it to Allentown? Watch LIVE on!

The President’s Own, Unites States Marine Band
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm

The President's Own

The President’s Own, the United States Marine Band, returns to the Fine Arts Center, under the direction of Col. Jason K. Fettig ’98 and guest conductor Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr.

Free event, but tickets are required (available 9/5).

Homecoming 2017
Oct 20 – Oct 21 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!

AND Tournament of Roses president Lance Tibbet will be in town to mingle!

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.
Old Chapel
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!

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.

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!

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.

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! Reservations will be taken through September 19, 2017.

17th Annual Alumni Hoop Band
Jan 20 all-day
SAVE THE DATE! The 17th Annual Alumni Hoop Band will make BIG NOISE on January 20, 2018! Be there as the Minutemen take on A-10 rival Saint Louis at the Mullins Center! Open to all UMMB alumni!

The Deets

Times TBD, pending announcement of tip-off time.

Annual All-Alumni Meeting 

  • Join us at the Band Building for an All-Alumni Meeting! Meet the Band Alumni Network leaders, and see where you can get involved!

UMass Basketball

  • What’s your favorite Hoop Band tune? Toto’s Africa? The Sanford & Son theme? Big Noise? Play ’em all with fellow alumni and current bandos! Participants are admitted free of charge to the game.


We’ll have standard Hoop Band pullovers for you to wear with blue jeans, but please also have a maroon top!