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Plans Extended – Band Building will include practice rooms!

As the excitement continues seeing the new George N. Parks Marching Band Building take shape in the form of concrete and steel forms, we’ve just gotten word that the former abattoir section of Grinnell Arena has been approved for development into 10-14 individual practice rooms! This represents the final piece of a truly world-class facility […]

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Construction, HUT!

After a 13-year wait, construction has begun on the all-new George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building. A $5.7 million, state-of-the-art addition is being added to the existing Grinnell Arena, where the drumline and colorguard have been since the Old Chapel was closed in 1997. Completion is expected in the spring of 2011.

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Marching band is finally out of the rain

If you’re ever outside during the week of a fall semester between 4:40 p.m. and 6:10 p.m., you are likely to hear, sometimes all the way to the Student Union, the sounds of the University of Massachusetts Marching Band practicing in the field next to the Mullins Center.

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UMass launches ad campaign ’starring’ Gov. Deval Patrick

Governor Deval Patrick cites the transformative power of education and describes the University of Massachusetts as “the launching pad for so many success stories,” in the University’s new television advertisement, titled “Transform.”

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Fans meet the real Sam

UMass senior Josh DuBoff participated in his final basketball game at the Mullins Center last night. Until the four-minute timeout of the game’s second half, most people in attendance knew him by a different name – Sam the Minuteman. A long-time Minuteman Band “groupie,” DuBoff, then known only as his mascot alger ego, was made […]

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Band performs for Nobel winner

Craig Mello, the Nobel scientist with rock star looks, got the big brass sound of the Minuteman Marching Band he asked for at his Nobel Prize celebration at Worcester’s DCU Center.

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