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Through These Doors: The History of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band, 1863-2003 Hardcover – May 13, 2004
"[Becker's] meticulous research...has resulted in a very readable book." -- Groton Herald, October 29, 2004
...a showstopper for anyone touched by the music and pageantry of this award-winning group. -- UMass Magazine, Fall 2004
...the true story behind an acclaimed, award-winning marching band, an organization grounded in excellence and musical celebration. --Midwest Book Review, November, 2004
From the Publisher
"Through These Doors" begins in 1863 with the founding of Massachusetts Agricultural College and its six-member Morris Drum Corps. Over the years, the school and its marching band grow and, by 2003, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and its 320-member Minuteman Marching Band are known nationally for their excellence. This 240-page book chronicles their history in black&white photographs and color plates, while exploring the stories of those individuals who shaped and developed the university and its band program.
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Top Customer Reviews
The great work done here by Kerstin to chronicle all the ups and downs of how the band grew to become what it is today is a great read, and a great walk through the history of an amazing American Institution, The Marching Band.
Lisa M., Clarinet/T-bone UMMB, 1989-1993