UMPD units lead the UMass Marching Band up North Pleasant Street into town center
UMass Amherst -- the flagship of higher education and the town's largest employer -- brought pomp and circumstance to the downtown this afternoon on a picture perfect fall day with an old fashioned homecoming spectacle, a perfect mix of small town parade and energetic pep rally.
UMass Amherst Chancellor Subbaswamy leads a cheer
Chancellor Subbaswamy promised the civic event would become an annual affair. Even better next year, because the Minutemen will actually return home to play three games at newly renovated McGuirk Stadium.
An excited Football Coach Charley Molnar. Afterward MC Tony Maroulis said that's his usual state.
Town Manager John Musante tells youthful crowd, "You're always welcome here."
Belly dancers. My favorite float
UMPD officer on a majestic mount. My daughter's favorite
More (workin') horses
Business Improvement District Trolley