Homecoming 2019

Join us at Homecoming 2019 to celebrate Thom Hannum’s 40th season with the Minuteman Band!

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We’re planning a variety of family-friendly events you won’t want to miss:

  • Friday evening Reception at the Old Chapel
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Band Alumni Tailgate
  • Halftime performed by the 54th Alumni Band
  • My Way at Postgame!

All activities are free! *

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25

Band Alumni Reception at the Homecoming Block Party
6:30 pm – Old Chapel
Join us the Homecoming Block Party at Old Chapel! If you haven’t been to campus since Chapel reopened in 2017, you don’t want to miss it! We’ll have a cash bar and food trucks while you mingle with old friends! At 7:30, we’ll induct the 2019 class of the Minuteman Band Hall of Fame and introduce you to the 2019 recipients of the Band Alumni and Thom Hannum scholarships! We’ll finish the evening at 8:45 with a singing of “Twilight Shadows.”

Alumni Hockey Band (UMass vs. AIC)
7:00 pm – Mullins Center
Root for the national championship runner up Minutemen as part of the UMass Ice Band! Call time is 6:30 pm at the Mullins loading dock. Please wear maroon!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 26

Pancake Breakfast
8:30 am – George N Parks Band Building

  • Join bando leaders and fellow alumni for breakfast and fellowship! All are welcome!
  • Instruments and music will be distributed
  • T-shirt pickup for those who pre-ordered. NO EXTRAS are available.

Homecoming Parade
10:30 am – Stadium to Haigis Mall
Bring your family to march (or play!) with the UMMB in the Homecoming Parade!

Band Tailgate
11:30 am – Lot 11, in front of Football Performance Center
Potluck… Join fellow alumni and band parents! Bring your favorite dish or dessert to share! Grills are available to heat up pre-cooked dishes. Burgers and dogs can be cooked fresh. Stick around for a UMMB concert at around 2:30.

54th Alumni Band
12 noon – Rehearsal – Gladchuk Field (behind Lot #11)
Join the LARGEST EVER PHI-B-D DRUMLINE with the UMass and UConn bands to rehearse a mass performance of “God Bless the USA” at halftime. 

  • Alumni band participants will each receive (1) wristband for game entry
  • T-shirt pickup for those who pre-ordered. NO EXTRAS are available.

My Way at Postgame
6:00 pm (approx)
Join hundreds of band alumni on the field at postgame to sing “My Way” with the UMMB, conducted by Thom Hannum!

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Minuteman Band Hall of Fame

We’ll induct the 2019 class of the Minuteman Band Hall of Fame. Nominations are open through July 31st.

Band Scholarship Recipients

AND we’ll announce the 2019 recipients of the Band Alumni and Thom Hannum scholarships!