Dr. Ken Dye, director of the Band of the Fighting Irish, names Minuteman Band alumna Dana Mandell ’10 as assistant director. We’re excited to see what Dana brings to Notre Dame!
As the 2017 drum corps circuit heats up this summer, we’re putting together this tracker to help “keep an eye on” UMMB bandos and alumni in drum corps land.
UMass Drumline alumni Damon Grant ’01 and Glenn Robertson ’05 chat in Damon’s podcast, Discussions in Percussion.
UMass drumline alum Ian Wudyka has been named the new northeast district manager of the band and orchestral division at Yamaha Corporation of America, the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturer.Read More »Band alum Ian Wudyka named district manager at Yamaha
Vic Firth is pleased to announce the NEW Iain Moyer Corpsmaster® Signature series of mallets!
Clash of the Corps includes 20 UMass Band members and alumni performing with The Blue Devils and The Cadets in the 2016 reality series on Fuse TV.
Representing Spartans, Carolina Crown, Blue Star, Glassmen, and The Cadets, these members of the Minuteman Band head to band camp, aged out of DCI.
Beginning his drum corps career in the 1980s as a bass drummer with the Cadets, Michael Klesch has become one of DCI’s preeminent brass arrangers.