Make a Gift

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!

Current giving opportunities

  • Minuteman Marching Band
  • Minuteman Halftime Club
  • George N. Parks Marching Band Building Fund
  • George N. Parks Memorial Award Fund
  • George N. Parks Drum Major Award Fund
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.

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

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.

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