UMass Amherst Band Parents

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2013 Past Events

Color in the Cage

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.

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Boston Red Sox Pregame

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.

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Merry Maple Festival & Parade

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!

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Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

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!

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Senior Day & UMass Football vs. Akron

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.

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UMass Football vs. Northern Illinois

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.

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“Stand for UMass” Celebrations

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.

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Homecoming & UMass Football vs. Western Michigan

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.

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MICCA Exhibition & 8th Annual Burger Burn

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.

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Multibands Pops Concert

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.

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Band Day & UMass Football vs. Miami of OH

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.

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Allentown Weekend

Sep 28-29 - Succasuna, NJ & Allentown, PA.

The UMMB participated in several collegiate and high school band festivals as an exhibition band.

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Photo: UMMB & UMass Football vs. Vanderbilt - September 21, 2013.

UMass Football vs. Vanderbilt

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.

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Photo: UMMB & UMass Football vs. Maine - September 7, 2013.

UMass Football vs. Maine

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.

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Photo: UMass First Performance/Family BBQ 2013.

First Performance/Family BBQ

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!

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Photo: UMass Band Camp 2013.

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!

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