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Making a post for the first time in a while that’s not just a reblog or a response to things just because today happens to be a pretty meaningful day. It’s the 4 year anniversary of the death of George N Parks—one of the most influential men in marching band history and, in my opinion, one of the greatest men who ever lived. His starred thoughts are words that I keep close to my heart, both for marching band related things and just personal things in general. He is one of my personal heroes. 

For the UMass Marching band, their famous ending song is My Way. This song got even more meaning for them after the death of their director, George Parks. The video here is them playing My Way at a rehearsal the day after his very sudden death. This song never fails to make me tear up, and the only reason I wasn’t outright crying as I rewatched this version was because I was in public with a friend sitting near me and I didn’t want to make a scene. 

Eyes with pride.


Anonymous asked:

If a couple Mount Holyoke girls are looking for a party/boys is it frowned upon to take a bus to your campus and just try to find something to do?


Heck no! People at Amherst are really chill. You could show up to any party and be fine. A friend of mine from Smith comes here to party all the time.

Have you heard of the Socials? They’re the party dorms of Amherst. There’s usually something going on every night, but Thursday–Saturday is obviously prime time. To get there, basically just keep going down the hill until you hear music/ppl/noise.

I’d only go to smaller parties if you love being social and meeting new people. The smaller parties are mostly upperclassmen and sports teams, so it can be weird if you don’t know anyone. I’ve always found bigger parties better for dancing.

If you want to do something besides party, there are always cool events going on. You can probably check online to see what there is. Also, going into town is always fun. There’s a farmers market every Wednesday through the fall. If you’re into nature, Amherst also has a pretty sweet farm where you can go pick flowers for free.

Hope this helps!

I hate to say it, but if you’re going to Amherst go party, take the extra 10 minutes and go to UMass.

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