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The UMMB participates in several collegiate and high school band festivals as an exhibition band. It provides young high school band musicians an opportunity to see, be inspired by, and possibly join the Power and Class in years to come.

Note: The date is fast approaching! Ticket orders must be received no later than September 14th to ensure you receive them on or before September 27th, the Friday before the festival. Order now.

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If you are interested in attending this great event, first send an email to [email protected] providing:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • How many tickets you a want
  • If you are interested in a hotel room either night

Then mail a self-addressed stamped envelope with your check made out to UMass Band Parents Association for the total cost of all tickets ordered, to

  • UMass Band Parents Association
  • c/o Tom and Donna Grady
  • 26 Carol Ann Drive
  • Belchertown, MA 01007

We will email you with the hotel booking information if you desire this, and mail you the festival admission tickets in the self-addressed stamped envelope you send us on or before 9/21.

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Roxbury Marching Festival

Once again this year, UMMB will give an exhibition performance at the Roxbury Marching Festival in Succcasuna, New Jersey. The festival is comprised of several competing High School marching bands in the greater New Jersey area. Exact performance time will be announced soon but it will be close to 9:30pm following the HS competition. Tickets can be purchased at the event.

  • Saturday, September 28 @ 9:30pm
  • Roxbury High School, Succasuna NJ

Collegiate Marching Band Festival

But one of the favorite traditions of the UMMB is participating in Collegiate Marching Band Festival in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Over 25+ Collegiate bands from all over the mid-Atlantic and Northeast come together for a day of great exhibition performances. It is an event you don't want to miss!

  • Sunday September 29 @ 12:00-6:00pm
  • J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown PA

The UMBPA has a great tradition of filling up the middle of the stadium seating in and taking in and enjoying some awe inspiring bands and performances. Our bandos when taking the field for their performance, so much appreciate looking up and seeing a “sea of maroon” cheering and rooting them on!!! It is a bucket list item you must do in the lifetime of your bando's career in the UMMB, or anytime!

Because the UMBPA has a great turnout for this event, we are able to get Group Rate advance sale priced tickets. Tickets are $10 each (vs. $20 that day).

We are also hoping to reserve a hotel block of rooms at a reduced rate that Saturday and/or Sunday night in the Allentown area for those desiring to make a weekend of it. We also plan to try and get together to share a meal at a local restaurant as well.

Note: The date is fast approaching! Ticket orders must be received no later than September 14th to ensure you receive them on or before September 27th, the Friday before the festival. Order now.