Minuteman Marching Band Uniform Fundraiser

$119,517
74%
Raised toward our $160,000 Goal
189 Donors
48
days left
Project ends on May 12, at 06:57 AM EDT
Project Owners

Another great reason why we need new uniforms! Please help us spread the word!

November 01, 2016

UMass band to play at Tournament of Roses

By STEPHANIE MURRAY

@StephMurr_Jour

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst Minuteman Marching Band has been chosen to perform in the Jan. 1, 2018, Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

The selection was announced in a video played at halftime during Saturday’s football game against Wagner College, according to UMass spokesman Daniel Fitzgibbons.

Band members were elated and celebrated as the video played, Fitzgibbons said in the statement.

“This is a fantastic compliment to the band,” UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said in the statement. “It’s a great opportunity for all UMass alumni to make a trip to the Rose Bowl and cheer our band on.”

According to Timothy Todd Anderson, director of the 381member band, a formal application was submitted in June for the 2018 parade. The application included photos, video footage and letters of recommendation.

“We’re just thrilled,” Anderson said in the statement. “This will be the first time the band has played in California.”

According to the statement, bands are selected to play in the Tournament of Roses Parade based on criteria including musicianship, marching ability and entertainment value. Bands are required to raise all necessary funds for travel and accommodations.

The Minuteman Marching Band has performed at three

The University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band will perform at the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., above.

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Facebook Thanks

A personal shout-out thank you on the Band's Facebook page

13 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2016

$50

Email Treat

A band student will send you a personal email thanking you for your donation

15 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2017

$100

Handwritten Thanks

A band student will send you a handwritten thank you note explaining just how much having a new uniform means to them.

36 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2017

$250

Shako Hat!

You'll receive one of the hats from the old uniforms.

9 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2016

$500

Keep an Old Uniform

Once the new uniforms are here, receive one of the old uniforms as a cherished memento of your old band days.

8 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2017

$1,000

Get a Pillow

We're crafting pillows made from remnants of old band uniforms. Donate in this amount, and receive your one-of-a-kind cushion!

3 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2017

$2,500

Get the Whole Deal

You'll get a uniform, a hat, and a pillow! The best of everything.

0 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2017

$10,000

Conduct the Band

Conduct the Minuteman Marching Band at Band Day 2017.

0 of 1 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2017
Our Crowdfunding Groups