DID YA KNOW?
We're celebrating FORTY YEARS with Thom Hannum at the helm of our inimitable UMass Drumline!
- He and George Parks marched together at West Chester University.
- He came to the UMMB as a graduate assistant in the fall of 1980.
- He was hired full-time and earned his master's in 1984.
- His 1987 Garfield Cadets earned the first (and only!) perfect percussion score in a DCI championship.
- He earned a technical foul while leading the Hoop Band in one of Coach Cal's games at the Cage!
- He was named to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 2001.
- He wrote the percussion music for the Tony-award winning Broadway show "Blast!".
To honor Thom's commitment to excellence for the Minuteman Band, this year we're endowing a new scholarship to benefit the UMass Drumline. Please help us make this a reality before the the band's 2019 season!
- Make a gift today at http://umassband.com/thom