In The News: UMass Band Plays On For Fallen Leader
It was a memorial fit for a king, and to thousands of current and former members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst community and beyond, George N. Parks was just that.
Parks, for 33 years the director of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, died of a heart attack at age 57 last month after a band performance in Ohio. Yesterday, a rousing procession of students and alumni, including more than 900 former band members, came together for a memorial at the school?s Mullins Center.
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