Show Menu Allentown Weekend 2014

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.

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.

A tradition is to participate in the Collegiate Marching Band Festival in Allentown, PA. Approximately 25+ collegiate marching bands of all genres from across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast participate at this afternoon long event, showcasing their music and field shows. The UMass band parents and family members turn out to not only support our own UMMB, but also enjoy and support all the bands that perform!

Event Details

  • Sunday, September 28, 12-6pm
  • 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). Children 5 and under are free. There is not rain date. The show will go on unless there is severe weather.

Many parents and families make a weekend out of it, staying overnight in area lodging, and meeting up before or after the event to share a meal at a local restaurant.

Note: The date is fast approaching! Ticket orders must be received no later than September 8th to ensure you receive them on or before September 26th, the Friday before the festival. Order now.

No tickets will be delivered/available at the 9/27th Homecoming game.

Order your Allentown tickets by September 8th!

If you are interested in attending this great event:

Step 1: Reserve tickets online

Fill out our online form before September 8 so we can update our Group Rate order accordingly.

Step 2: Snail-mail a check before September 8th

On or before September 8, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope, along 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 September 8.

If the self-addressed stamped envelope and check is not received by us before September 8, no tickets will be ordered. The timeline is critical so order today!

Ready to order?

Order online now

For more information about the festival, visit Vivace Productions website. Questions? Email us anytime to ask!