Tag Archives: History

UMass Band Director George Parks was a Primetime Performer in the world of Collegiate Athletics

Three decades guiding one of the most respected and successful college marching bands in America. So many big games, so many famous venues. That’s what defined the career of UMass Band Director George Parks. George Parks died suddenly Thursday night in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio while traveling with the UMass Marching Band. George Parks was just […]

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1993 Minuteman Band documentary “Building Power and Class” now online

Tony Mussari, director of the 1993 film about the rise of the band, asked the question, “What is the Power and Class of New England?” Quoting George Parks from the film, he answered, “It’s about standing for something that counts. It’s about building a group that is first and foremost, musical. It’s about teaching a […]

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UMass campus is top ‘historic resource’

Preservation Massachusetts recently named the University of Massachusetts campus as one of the “10 most endangered historic resources” in the state.

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