Friday, September 17, 2010

George Parks passes away

Image from the William & Mary game.

The UMass Blog is saddened and shocked to hear that George N. Parks the nationally known UMass Band Director died of a heart attack while traveling with the band in Ohio.

Mrs Blog and I wish to express our condolences to George's family and the whole band

Game Day at UMass has been changed forever.

UPDATE: 11:00 PM UMass website with a statement fromChancellor Holub about the loss of George Parks.

The Boston Globe says "Thank you Mr. Parks"

The Detroit Free Press says the UMass band will play Saturday.

MassLive says George felt the Band's performance at Michigan would have been a "pinnacle" in his career.

MassLive also has some comments and memories from the UMass and UMass Marching Band community.

The UMass Band's decision to play tomorrow is the correct one. I am absolutely sure George would have expected everyone to carry on the tradition he created.

Fight UMass!