Tag Archives: Fundraising

The GNP Minuteman Marching Band Building opens its doors April 17

Dear UMMB Alumni and Friends, I am writing on behalf of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, with some incredible news: On Sunday, April 17th , The George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building will be opening its doors! To be clear, the official commemoration of the GNP Minuteman Marching Band Building will take place next […]

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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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Amherst 250th Parade Committee donates $1,500 to new band building

The celebration is over but the committee that organized the town’s 250th gala has some parting gifts for the town and UMass Amherst, thanks in part to a little rain and generous sponsors.

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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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UMass band taps grassroots, web for building campaign

In an economic downturn, public universities face a daunting set of challenges. As state budgets feel the pinch, legislatures no longer step up to the plate.

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UMass Alumni Association Presents Gift to Marching Band

The UMass Amherst Alumni Association took center field at the 24th Annual Band Day performances at McGuirk Stadium on October 25. Before another record breaking crowd of UMass football and Marching Band fans, the Alumni Association made a pledge of $30,000 towards the construction of a new building for the Minuteman Marching Band.

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