The Big Band Bash


‘Bash 2018’ will be Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the Campus Center Auditorium!
The Concert Band will give its spring performance Sunday, April 15.

Join us the weekend of April 1-2 as we celebrate the legacies (both old and new) of the Minuteman Band!

So what’s in store?

On Saturday, April 1st, we are kicking off the INAUGURAL Big Band Bash. It’ll feature a UMMB-banquet-style format complete with cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. There will also be a silent auction of amazing prizes to raise money for the band, and it’s open to all!

The silent auction will benefit the Band Uniform Fund and you’ll be able to see a preview of the new band uniform. A portion of proceeds from each ticket sale will also benefit the Band Uniform Fund.

Stay the night, book at room at Hotel UMass!

But why in April?

YOUR Minuteman Concert Band performs its spring recital on Sunday, April 2nd in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. And it’s going to be a very special event!

A couple years ago, the brothers and sisters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma decided to honor our beloved former band director George Parks with a musical composition. The honor of this commission went to none other than UMass jazz master Jeff Holmes, who worked closely with KKΨ/TBΣ, Thom Hannum, Jeanne Parks, and Tim Anderson to capture the musical essence of Mr. Parks. This piece will be premiered by the Concert Band on this day, conducted by Thom Hannum, and later will be published as concert band literature! You won’t want to miss it!

Following the concert, there will be a reception at the Old Chapel.