It is only through the Halftime Club that we are able to fund some of the basic needs of the band — needs which have outgrown the annual operating budget.
In this time of growth, the band faces difficult decisions with regard to an ability to attend even the most traditional performances. Trips to Delaware, MICCA, the Allentown Collegiate Band Exhibition — trips that give band alumni their fondest college memories — are increasingly more difficult for the band to attend due to financial constraints.
Help us maintain a glorious tradition
If the Minuteman Band is to remain a driving force in college bands, not only must we raise funds to maintain its current schedule and standards, we must find ways of providing performance opportunities, means of travel, and modern equipment that will allow the band to continue its role as trendsetters in the marching band activity!
If you do not wish to consider an annual contribution, a one-time donation of any amount would be most appreciated!
$50.00 → Club Member
$100.00 → All-Star Band Member
$250.00 → All-Star Rank Leader
$500.00 → All-Star Soloist
$1,000.00 → All-Star Drum Major
$5,000.00 → All-Star Director
How can you give?
- Go online to our secure giving form to make a gift by credit card. Please designate that your gift be directed to the Marching Band.
- Gifts of other form (stock, bequests, etc.) can be discussed with Ms. Carol-Ann Batchelder at (413) 577-1923.
- UMass Amherst also provides a wealth of information for making a Planned Gift, benefiting you and the Minuteman Band.
Corporate gift matching programs are available for you to double, triple or even quadruple your gift. Under a matching gift program, gifts made by eligible employees are matched with corporate funds. Contact your corporation to learn if it will participate and determine its procedures. Generally, you will obtain a matching gift form from your employer and send it to the University with your contribution. The University will confirm your gift and return the form to your employer who will send the matching gift directly to UMass.