The UMass Band marks four decades of a tradition that had a very specific start date … encouraged by a very specific person.
The deadline for nominations is September 7, 2018
She is the third member of the Minuteman Band family to have been so honored since the award’s inception in 2011.
The UMass Concert Band features the world-premiere of “G.P.,” written in memory of former Minuteman Band director George Parks.
NAfME announced that Thom Hannum is the recipient of the 2016 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education.
NAfME announced that Cyndi Napierkowski ’87, Director of Bands at Salem High School, is the recipient of the 2014 George N. Parks Award for Leadership.
This scholarship will be awarded to a UMass Drum Major who displays outstanding leadership traits and a commitment to excellence both on and off the field.