This evening, Thom shared news with his percussion tech class about a new part-time role with the Minuteman Band, and an email was circulated to the UMMB membership.
The Minuteman Band ‘s performance at the 45th Annual Multiband Pops concert last night was interrupted for a very special announcement.
This limited edition long-sleeve tee can can also be worn as the “uniform” for the 54th Alumni Band at Homecoming 2019.
It’s a small gesture to thank Thom Hannum during his 40th season with the Minuteman Marching Band.
Since the fall of 1980, the UMass Drumline has been lead by the inimitable Thom Hannum.
The Lowell Mason Award is presented annually to recognize members of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) who have been leaders in music education.
Hannum brought his expertise to the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, including an arrangement of Bartok’s “Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.”
The UMass Concert Band features the world-premiere of “G.P.,” written in memory of former Minuteman Band director George Parks.