The March to Macy’s: The Story of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band series

By Patrick Hoff

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These articles are part of a series on the UMass Minuteman Marching Band as they prepare to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Meet the marching band
Marching Band is preparing for Macy’s Parade.

Dr. Timothy Anderson leads UMass marching band to New York
UMass marching band director Dr. Timothy Anderson is preparing his students for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Associate Band Director Thomas Hannum believes you can always learn more
Despite big accomplishments during his 30 years leading the drum corps of the marching band, Thom Hannum believes that the band can always improve.

Band managers take on challenge of coordinating Macy’s Day Parade performance
Rebecca Baturin and Alexis Sabol, the two student managers of the UMass marching band, are preparing the band for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Drum majors lead band to Macy’s
Drum majors of the UMass Minutemen have extra duties to prepare for the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Rookies find a home in the UMass Marching Band
First year UMass Marching Band students get ready for their performance in the Macy’s Day Parade with their close friends

UMass Marching Band section leaders keep band enthusiastic
Section leaders of the marching band have new responsibilities to prepare students for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

UMass music fraternities strengthen bond
Greek life is a big part of the marching band and organizations aid in parade preparation.

Marching band makes final preparations for Macy’s
Members gear up for trip to New York