Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sunday --March 6, 2011

George Parks speaks to the UMMB on 09/11/10
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Ron Chimelis has an update on the search for a new UMass Marching Band director.


TopUMassFan said...

Frank, I made this suggestion before and I will repeat it now.

An image of George Parks should be on one of the banners at the stadium. He, and his band, are a huge part of UMass football and were on hand in 1998 to witness our Div.1AA National Championship. If not a banner, how about a bronze plaque being placed on the cement wall where he used to stand and conduct?

Like the alumni motto, he was, he is, UMass !

UMass74 said...

I'm sure something will be done for George at McGuirk.

Short term, he should probably get a banner like the ones already there.

Long term, I'm not sure what may be in the works if we go FBS, which may or may not involve renovations for McGuirk.

I'm sure George's many friends will insure that he is remembered. Naming the new Band Building after him is OK, but the UMMB and UMass football and George should always be together.

IMHO, it will probably take a couple of years to decide on a memorial for him.

My personal preference would be for something dynamic. I didn't like that memorial photo with his hands side of his head and him looking pensive.

I like to remember him wearing his cap and up a forty foot ladder calling 6,000 Bandos to attention :)

With Pride !!