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America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration

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2016 Plymouth Thanksgiving Parade

Happy Thanksgiving, all! Both the Minuteman Band and the Band Alumni, Parents, and Fans were simply impressed and thrilled with the day’s events.

For those who couldn’t be in Plymouth for the evening’s concert, here’s a great recording to watch again and again!

The University Of Massachusetts Minutemen Marching Band is Coming!

WOW! We are pleased to welcome the largest collegiate marching band in the Northeast, with a membership of more than 380 students. The Minuteman Marching Band is also the only band in the Northeast to have received the prestigious Sudler Trophy, which is the highest award a college band can achieve. The band has marched in three United States Presidential Inaugural Parades, has been the featured band at the Bands of America Grand Nationals on multiple occasions, and has been invited to give performance at Fenway Park and the Boston State House. In 2013, the Minuteman Marching Band performed for over 25 million people, when they made their debut in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The Minuteman Marching Band is also known as “The Power and Class of New England,” a name given to it by former longtime director George N. Parks. Under Parks’ direction, the Minuteman Marching Band grew in both size and stature. Prof. Parks and Associate Director Thomas P. Hannum created the performance style the Minuteman Band is known for: high energy, enthusiasm, and one of the nation’s very best drum lines. Today’s Minuteman Band is directed by Dr. Timothy Todd Anderson, who has been with the band since 2011.

We are honored to have such a prestigious group joining us for both The America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade and The Annual Drum Corps show Saturday night. Join us to give them a rousing Plymouth welcome.

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