Building Power & Class

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Building Power & Class is a 1994 documentary about the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band.


The film begins with Tony Mussari, director of the 1994 film, asking the question, "What is the Power and Class of New England?" Quoting George N. Parks from the film, he answered, "It’s about standing for something that counts. It’s about building a group that is first and foremost, musical. It’s about teaching a group of men and women leadership."

For Mussari, George Parks’ dream for the Minuteman Band demonstrated "...a lesson that’s so precious and so valuable that it made this group extraordinary."

The film was distributed nationally to high schools in 1994, and aired on Pennsylvania and Massachusetts public television stations.


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