Tag Archives: Grinnell Arena

Moving in and moving forward

Prior to the summer of 2011, the marching band had no place to call home. But with the help and perseverance of the late George Parks, band members now have their own building, the aptly named George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building. Parks was the director of the marching band for 33 years until […]

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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 has begun on the Minuteman Band Building!

The chain link fence is up, the pavement has been broken, and large yellow earth moving machines are in place…It’s official! Construction of the George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building is underway! I’ll keep you updated on the progress, week by week, by posting images and commentary of the building process.

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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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With $500k pledged, Minuteman Band steps up fundraising for new building

More than $500,000 has been pledged towards the construction of a new permanent home for the Minuteman Marching Band, according to director George N. Parks.

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