UMass Amherst Band Parents
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UMass Marching Band 2014 photos & videos from each event. Photos will be posted here several days after each event. Check back each week to see your favorite UMMB faces!
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Ah, those band camp memories: early mornings and late nights, fun, making new friends, and the start of the best marching band that New England has ever seen!
The UMMB helped UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and Coach Mark Whipple kick off the 2014 UMass football season at a pep rally in Boston, MA.
UMMB & UMass Football's season opener! The Minutemen took on the Boston College Eagles at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.
UMMB & UMass Football return to Gillette Stadium. The Minutemen took on the Colorado Buffaloes at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.
The UMMB traveled to PA to perform an exhibition at Williamsport HS and cheer on the Minutemen at Penn State University.
The UMass football team played their first home game on the UMass campus in three years. The university celebrated their return with a parade and festivities.
Action & candid photos of UMMB members and fans at the Collegiate Marching Band Festival in Allentown, PA.
Action & candid shots from the UMass Dept. of Music & Dance 40th Annual Multiband Pops Concert.
30 years of Band Day! The UMMB returned to Gillette Stadium and they brought a few thousand high school band students with them!
Action & candid shots from the UMMB's two performances at MICCA high school marching band Finals competition.
UMass football played a nationally-televised Wednesday night game against MAC rival Ball State.
UMass football ended the 2014 season hosting Buffalo for a post-Thanksgiving MAC match-up.
UMMB members celebrate Halloween 2014 with their annual “Bandoween” rehearsal in costumes!
The UMMB performed in the town of Amherst's annual Merry Maple parade, culminating in a performance at Amherst town common.
UMMB members and staff dress up and celebrate the 2013 season at the annual post-season Band Banquet.
2013 Past Events
Sunday, Apr 26, 2pm - Curry Hicks Cage
Color In The Cage, an annual performance showcase event featuring current and future UMMB fall colorguard members and twirlers.
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 - Fenway Park, Boston
Photos and videos from the UMass Minuteman Marching Band 2014 season, taken and collected by the UMass Band Parents Association parents and volunteers.
Friday, Dec 6, 5pm - Amherst Town Common
Amherst kicks off the holiday season downtown with the lighting of the Merry Maple. The UMMB and Santa Claus reach the Town Common around 5:30pm!
Thursday, Nov 28, 11am - New York City
The UMMB is honored to be among the performers in this year's historic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Look for us just after 11:00am!
Saturday, Nov 16, 1pm - Gillette Stadium
UMMB underclassmen and fans relived memories & cheered as the UMMB seniors celebrated their football game with the UMMB with the famous Senior Day show.
Saturday, Nov 2, 12pm - Gillette Stadium
UMass Football takes on the NIU Huskies at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. UMBPA tailgating starts at 9:15am.
Friday October 25, 11am - Boston, MA
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the University's founding, there will be a series of commemorative events on Friday October 25th in Boston, including a performance at the State House and Faneuil Hall, and an evening concert at Boston Symphony Hall.
Saturday, Oct 26, 3pm - Gillette Stadium
Join the UMMB and the UMMB Alumni band as they perform at Homecoming at Gillette Stadium. Band Parent tailgate starts at 12:15pm with Kickoff at 3pm.
Sunday October 27, 1pm - Cawley Stadium, Lowell, MA
The UMMB performs twice in exhibition at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) High School Marching Band Competition at approx. 1:15pm and 6:00pm. In between join the Band Parent Association in feeding the UMMB and UM Lowell marching bands for the 8th Annual Burger Burn.
Friday, Oct 18 - UMass FAC
Another stellar evening of music and dance ensembles of the university, culminating with the "Power and Class of New England" consuming the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on Friday, October 18th.
Saturday, Oct 12, 3pm - Gillette Stadium
UMass Football takes on the Miami Redhawks at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. The UMMB will welcome 2,000+ high school marching band performers from high schools all over the northeast! UMBPA tailgating starts at 9:00am.
Sep 28-29 - Succasuna, NJ & Allentown, PA.
The UMMB participated in several collegiate and high school band festivals as an exhibition band.
Saturday, Sep 21, 12:00pm - Gillette Stadium
UMass Football takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. UMBPA tailgating starts at 9:00am.
Saturday, Sep 7, 2:00pm - Gillette Stadium
UMMB & UMass Football's home opener! The Minutemen took on the Maine Black Bears at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.
Friday, August 30, 4:00pm - Mullins Center athletic fields
Come enjoy seeing the Power and Class of New England put on its first performance for family and friends at the conclusion of Band Camp!
Aug. 20 - Aug 30 (dates vary by section)
Ah, those band camp memories: sunburn, sore and aching muscles, early mornings and late nights, jumping jacks, push-ups, exciting music. Most of all, it means fun, making new friends, and the start of the best marching band that New England has ever seen!