There are all sorts of ways to volunteer to help the UMass Marching Band Alumni Network! Here’s how to get started…
Let us know!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share any particular interests, hobbies, or skills you might have, and would like to share them to help with band alumni activities.
You don’t need to be local!
Many of the Band Alumni Network volunteers live outside Western Mass! And we love that! Our meetings are a blend of in-person and video conference. You can coordinate with regional Alumni Networks in your town. You can be a social media town crier to help spread the word!
Pre-Game Receptions, Game Watches, DCI Show Watches
Are you the host with the most? Receptions for band alumni during UMass away-games, or organizing UMass, Sox, Pats, Celtics, or Bruins games and DCI watches outside of the Amherst/Boston areas are a simple and fun way to help out. The best part, is if you’re into hosting a reception (at a bar or restaurant) in your city, the UMass Amherst Alumni Association will help organize the logistics for you!
Band Alumni Events
We’re doing our best to grow our event calendar beyond Homecoming. We launched the inaugural Big Band Bash in April 2017, raising $4,000 for the band’s new uniforms and had a blast creating a new tradition. We can always use an extra pair of hands or the advise of those in-the-know!
Get “Social,” Create Content
Got the knack for Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram? Do you like to write feature stories? We’re always looking for folks who can share and help contribute content to this website and to our wiki and social accounts. Each April, you can help promote #UMassGives, to raise money for the UMMB! Or become a Minute Mobilizer to spread lots to excitement about UMass… and win prizes!
Seriously! Through partnerships with Amazon and iGive, you can do your online shopping for goods — and travel reservations — earning (free) bonuses on the value of your purchases.
One of the best things we can do as band alumni is help UMass bandos get ready for life after UMass. Be part of our Career Network, join our exclusive (and spam-free) LinkedIn network, and make a point to attend our occasional networking sessions.
Do you know people? We’re always looking to make connections with folks who love our band and might be interested in supporting it, through monetary donations or other forms of support.
And Facebook makes it easy! Next time your birthday comes around, please consider a birthday fundraiser to help the band! Money will automatically be deposited into the Band Alumni Scholarship Fund, and the best part is Facebook doesn’t charge a fee!