A small gesture to thank Thom Hannum during his 40th season with the Minuteman Marching Band, it was decided that our annual UMass Gives and Big Band Bash fundraising goals should be to endow a new scholarship in his honor.
We’re well on our way after the 2-day UMass Gives online give-a-thon leading into this weekend’s 3rd Annual Big Band Bash.
Donations made during Bash registration totaled $1,160, while 251 UMass Gives donors contributed $16,844 for a pre-Bash total of $18,004. We need $25,000 to place the new Thom Hannum Scholarship Fund into permanent endowment.
The fund will help percussion students of exceptional personal ability and commitment to the Minuteman Band.
To give to this important scholarship, click here.