Remembering George Parks

Minuteman Band alumni and the entire UMass community celebrate the life and legacy of Professor George N. Parks at a remembrance event held October 16, 2010.

The Celebration of the Life and Legacy of George N. Parks

Memorial service held at the Mullins Center (02:09:54)


Homecoming Halftime Tribute to George N. Parks

Over 900 band alumni came to remember and honor GNP at Homecoming following his death. The show featured some of his favorite UMMB pieces, including “Canto del Viento” and music from “Phantom of the Opera” with UMMB “phantom” Tony Lechner ’93 singing. The show included a spirited playing of “Fight Mass” along with UMass alma mater “Twilight Shadows,” conducted by former band director Dr. John Jenkins. The show ended with a somber rendition of “My Way.”