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UMass Marching Band to Pay Tribute at Fenway

UMass Marching Band to Pay Tribute at Fenway

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(Boston, MA) - It’s going to be a big weekend for members of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band. The 240-member band will perform the national anthem and will participate in a ceremony honoring the Boston Marathon bombing victims prior to Sunday night’s nationally-televised Red Sox-Orioles game at Fenway Park. The band will,alongside 35 bagpipers and Scottish drummers, perform the melody “Highland Cathedral” as part of the pre-game ceremony.

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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

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