Thom Hannum

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Thomas P. Hannum
Thom Hannum in 2014.JPG
Thomas Patrick Hannum

(1957-06-14)June 14, 1957
ResidenceHadley, Massachusetts
EducationWest Chester University of Pennsylvania
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
OccupationBand director
Music teacher
Years active1980–present
EmployerUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
OrganizationThom Hannum's Mobile Percussion Seminar
Known forDirector of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band
ChildrenGreg, William
Parent(s)Robert, Stashia
AwardsWorld Drum Corps Hall of Fame
Bands of America Hall of Fame
World Championships: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1991, 2013

Thom P. Hannum is the associate director of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band. He was named interim director after the sudden death of bandleader George N. Parks while the Minuteman Band was on a trip to Michigan,[1] and served in this position until May 9, 2011, when Timothy Todd Anderson, previously the band director at California State University, Fresno, was named the new director. He is a member of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. He currently resides in Hadley, Massachusetts.[2]

Hannum married Linda, who graduated from UMass in 1982, and served as drum major for two years. They have two sons, Gregory and William.

In November 2016, Hannum received the George N. Parks Leadership in Music Education Award.

Has multiple custom marching drum sticks through the Vic Firth company.


  1. ^ Lederman, Diane (September 17, 2010). "George Parks, late UMass band director, was en route to 'a pinnacle' performance at Michigan Stadium". The Springfield Republican. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Minuteman Band Staff Associate Director Thomas P. Hannum". University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band Webmaster. 2008. Archived from the original on 13 January 2002. Retrieved 22 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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Thom Hannum
Preceded by
George N. Parks
Band Director
Succeeded by
Timothy Todd Anderson