Basketball Hall of Fame
Grand Opening
Springfield, MA

28 September 2002

Grey skies gave way to another beautiful day for a
Minuteman Marching Band performance!

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"Basketball Hall of Fame"

Watch and listen closely for snippets
of UMMB's performance

Mr. Parks gets the spectators into the Madonna set....

UMMB Star Soloists share the dais with
Governor Swift and the Hall of Famers

UMMB performs its stirring renditions of "God Bless the USA" and the National Anthem

Lots of speeches by Hall of Fame Officials and Politicians as the Bandos bake in the sun.

None was enjoyed more than Larry Bird's speech
( was mercifully short!)

The sun WAS hot ... resulting in occasional hallucinations.
( Roll your mouse over Mr. Parks (below-right) and you'll see what we mean...! )

After the performance, some Bandos stayed behind to enjoy the new Hall of Fame facility and collect autographs and souvies
...and, of course, grab a bite to eat!
The parents had fun too!

Last updated on Thursday, October 24, 2002