Tag Archives: Awards

A message from Chancellor Holub

To the Campus Community, It is with the heaviest of hearts that we write to inform you that George Parks, director of our Minuteman Marching Band, died last night while traveling with his beloved students in Ohio in preparation for this weekend’s football game in Michigan. This is an extraordinary loss. George’s devotion to excellence, […]

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Drum Major Nick Morrison named UMass Amherst 21st Century Leader

Psychology major and Minuteman Band drum major Nick Morrison (Woburn, MA) is one of twelve graduating seniors presented today with 21st Century Leader awards during the 140th Commencement of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Wicked exciting: Fitchburg High band aces competition

UMass band alumnus David Slipp and his Fitchburg High School band members had no idea they would be named No. 1 in the Festivals of Music “Music in the Parks” competition at Busch Gardens.

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Bleacher Report names UMass one of nation’s best college bands

The Minuteman Marching Band has been named one of the greatest college bands in the country by Bleacher Report, a sports news, commentary and opinion website.

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Parks recognized for “creative activity”

With a nod to the campus’ past achievements, Chancellor Robert C. Holub used the pulpit of the Faculty Convocation on Sept. 12 to present the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity to seven nationally known faculty members.

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Thom Hannum inducted into World Drum Corps Hall of Fame

Thom Hannum, associate director of the Minuteman Marching Band, has been inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y.

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