The UMass Concert Band features the world-premiere of “G.P.,” written in memory of former Minuteman Marching Band director George Parks, on Sunday, April 2.
George Parks always wanted his students to first and foremost be outstanding members of society. Thom Hannum is no different.
As with many of the brightest stars, it is often not until their light is extinguished that we fully realize the impact they have had upon our lives, and so it was with George… (more…)
Fresh off an exciting Homecoming Weekend celebrating the legacy of the Minuteman Band and dedicating the George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building, the band is off to Indianapolis for another weekend in the spotlight. (more…)
The University of Massachusetts dedicated the $5.8 million George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building In an emotional ceremony on Saturday during which the late band director was remembered for his dedicated leadership. (more…)
It’s been a year. One whole year since the Minuteman Band family lost George Parks. His legacy lives on in all of us and in his final gift to the the band… The GNiP. Please take time to look back on reflections from last fall, and to think of the lessons we’ve taken from our […]