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Bela Fleck Big Country

Béla Fleck likes UMass Marimbas

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An arrangement of “Big Country,” written by alumnus Olin Johannessen and performed by UMass Marimbas, is being heard around the country after it caught the ear of well-known banjo player and jazz musician Béla Fleck.

Marshall Scholarships

Band member named Marshall Scholar

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Senior Katie Huston is one of 40 students in the US to be awarded a Marshall Scholarship and is the first UMass Amherst student to be so named in more than 30 years.

UMass band camp 2016 power class

One time, at band camp

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According to band members, there’s no partying, debauchery or infantile shenanigans: Band Camp is all business.

Mobile Percussion Seminar

Drum camp requires focus

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The teachers here are UMass alumni & students who can speak about the program. The program allows them to practice their teaching skills. Hannum said they “teach a work ethic and have fun while doing it.”