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

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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 one of his favorite UMMB pieces, music from “Phantom of the Opera” with the UMMB “phantom” Tony Lechner 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.”