MAKE A DONATION
A core mission of the Band Alumni Society is supporting the University of Minnesota Concert and Marching Bands. Whether you are a Band Alum or someone who just enjoys the band programs at the University of Minnesota, consider providing financial support to the band program and the outstanding student-musicians who proudly represent the University of Minnesota through musical excellence.
SUPPORT UMBAS ACTIVITIES
The Band Alumni Society is a volunteer organization that holds various events and activities throughout the year to engage with alumni, current students, and members of the community at large. We try to provide a variety of events at as little cost to participants as possible - best way for us to continue our operations in this manner is through donations from members and community partners.
MICHAEL M. JALMA SCHOLARSHIPS
The Band Alumni Society annually awards the Michael M. Jalma Scholarships to U. of M. band program students who demonstrate leadership skills, academic achievement, and participation in community outreach and volunteerism. Scholarship recipients are selected by the society with input from the U of M Band directors.
SUMMER BAND OPERATIONS
Every Summer, UMBAS offers a concert band to alumni, current students, and other friends of the U of M band program in the community. We historically offer this as a free opportunity for individuals to continue playing and would like to remain offering this for free. However, Summer Band does come at a cost with rehearsal space, performance venues, music, director compensation, etc. Any donations to this fund will go directly towards operation expenses of our Summer Band Program