"Put everything you have into everything you do"
As with many of the brightest stars, it is often not until their light is extinguished that we fully realize the impact they have had upon our lives, and so it was with George...
George’s leadership inspired thousands of us in many different ways throughout his life. Whether through the Drum Major Academy, the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, Reading Buccaneers, Bands of America, and/or perhaps through one of his many clinics or performances; he always left us wanting more. His passion, vision, and tireless devotion to his craft was contagious as well as a source of great inspiration.
George’s legacy is very much alive and will continue to ripple out into the world for years to come. It is our sincere hope that this calendar connects you to some of your own cherished memories. With proceeds from the sale of this calendar, we will continue to build upon George’s legacy by establishing the George N Parks Drum Major Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a Drum Major at the University of Massachusetts who displays outstanding leadership characteristics and a commitment to excellence both on and off the field.
Thank you for your commitment and generosity. Together, we can make a difference and continue to preserve the legacy of George N. Parks.
Jeff Poulton Linda Hannum
University of Massachusetts ‘87 University of Massachusetts ‘82
Drum Major 1982 - 1986 Drum Major 1980 - 1982
Thanks for your support of the scholarship fund!
We received many emails and FaceBook comments asking if we could do another calendar for 2016 - people wrote that they still have the old calendar on their office walls even though it is out-dated. So we are excited to re-print this calendar for 2016 and to be able to boost our scholarship fund.
We have given out a $500 dollar scholarship at the past three Multi-Bands Concerts and we only have enough money to give one more away. We would love to keep this tradition alive but can't do it withour your help. Please consider ordering an up-dated George N Parks Calenedar for 2016!