Penn State Blue Band
Since its founding in 1899, the Blue Band has become a beloved part of the history and tradition of Pennsylvania State University. Respected by students and alumni, faculty and administrators, the Blue Band is one of the most visible representations of the dedication, pride, and honor in the hearts of all who are associated with "Dear Old State." From its humble beginnings as a six-member all-male drum and bugle corps to its current membership of over 300 instrumentalists, silks, and majorettes, the Blue Band has provided the soundtrack to the Penn State experience. From marching its trademark "Floating Lions" drill at football games in Beaver Stadium, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia to performing in concerts, field shows, and parades everywhere from the Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the Blue Band has proudly served as Penn State's musical ambassador throughout Pennsylvania and across the United States. And since joining the Big Ten Conference in 1993, the Blue Band has embraced opportunities to perform alongside many of the other premier collegiate band programs in the nation.