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Get ready for Big Noise… Alumni Hoop Band is Jan 4

The 14th Annual Big Schnozzola (a/k/a the Alumni Hoop Band) will make BIG NOISE on January 4th, 2014! Be there as the RANKED Minutemen take on Miami (OH) at the Mullins Center!

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Minuteman Marching Band performs at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Following a 2:30 a.m. wakeup call on Thanksgiving morning, the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band emerged from the Downtown Marriott in full uniform with instruments, boarded their buses, and headed to their 4 a.m. NBC rehearsal ahead of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. After the NBC rehearsal, the UMMB returned to their hotel near […]

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29th Annual Band Day to feature music from “Willy Wonka”

Thousands of high school band members from New England and New York will join the Minutemen Marching Band to perform a medley of songs from the classic musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory during halftime when the UMass Minutemen football team faces Miami (Ohio) on the 29th annual Band Day at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Oct. 12, […]

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October Greetings from Grinnell Way

And with that, the first half of the marching band season is over!  September was a busy one, but did it ever end with a bang! 

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Alumna Therese Davison chats about her New Hampshire high school band & her UMass Amherst legacy

Therese Davison has a strong background in marching band, having trained and drum majored at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for world renowned marching band and drum major expert, the late George N. Parks.

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Summer Greetings from Grinnell Way

The calendar has turned to August, which can only mean one thing….WELCOME TO BAND CAMP!  With as spectacular as the weather has been in Western MA lately, I’m sure hoping this keeps up for a few more weeks!  But before we look ahead, let’s look back at everything that’s been happening the past few weeks.

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