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UMass Minuteman Marching Band

Thank you for supporting the Minuteman Band. Your gift provides funding that helps the UMMB offer the exciting opportunities for its members. Your gift can directly impact the band program, scholarships, and planning for the band’s future!

Payment plans and employer-matching gift information are available at the links below:

Current Giving Opportunities

Band Uniform Fund
Please help outfit the UMMB in new uniforms! For each $500 gift, we’ll thank you with one of the current band uniforms… sashes and slashes included!

Band Alumni Scholarship
This award recognizes leaders of the band who go above and beyond for their band and their fellow bandos.

George N. Parks Memorial Award
This award recognizes a band member who exemplifies the skills and traits central to Mr. Parks’ philosophy as a teacher and a leader.

Power & Class Scholarship & Recruitment Fund 
This award (established by band alumna Dotty Hayes ’72 ’76G) recognizes the talent and traits of those who build the legacy of the Minuteman Band. It helps recruit and retain meritorious bandos.

Percussion Fund
Your gift helps outfit the world class UMass Drumline with equipment and resources.

Band General Fund
Your gift helps the Minuteman Band where it’s needed most!

Please give today!

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The Wall of Power & Class

A BIG THANKS to all those who made the George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building possible.

Matching Gifts

Corporate gift matching programs are available for you to double, triple or even quadruple your gift with employer funds.

Stocks, Bequests, Planned Gifts

UMass Amherst supports a number of non-cash gift and estate planning programs.


If you have any questions about opportunities that could support the Minuteman Band, please contact Lucia Miller at (413) 577-4421.

Why We Give

Stan and Lynn HandmanStan and Lynn Handman want to ensure that the band plays on. In their will they have included a bequest to benefit the Minuteman Marching Band.

“If you have an appreciation for the band or anything else at UMass Amherst, it deserves your support. It’s a world-class institution.”
– Stan Handman ’55

Dotty HayesDotty Hayes, a proud alum, started the Minuteman Marching Band Power & Class Recruitment Fund.

“The band gave me a focal point; it became my little village. Everything I did at UMass emanated from that.”
– Dotty Hayes ’72 ’76G


The Minuteman Band is very grateful to its donors, and also to these sponsors:
Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company, Evans Drum Heads, Pearl Corporation, Peavey ElectronicsVic Firth Sticks & Mallets