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Episode 40  |  27:18 min

Celebrating 100 Years with The World's Largest Drum™

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Episode 40  |  27:18 min  |  09.16.2021

Celebrating 100 Years with The World's Largest Drum™

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This is a podcast episode titled, Celebrating 100 Years with The World's Largest Drum™. The summary for this episode is: <p>In this episode of This Is Purdue,&nbsp;we’re&nbsp;highlighting&nbsp;the legacy of&nbsp;Purdue University’s Big Bass Drum, also known as&nbsp;The World's Largest Drum™,&nbsp;part of&nbsp;the&nbsp;“All-American” Marching Band, for the past 100 years.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Pamela Nave, Purdue Bands' percussion instructor and Associate Professor of Bands and Orchestras, joins us&nbsp;on the episode to discuss&nbsp;the AAMB community,&nbsp;Neil Armstrong’s&nbsp;support,&nbsp;and the iconic symbol of The World's Largest Drum™.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>You’ll also hear from the&nbsp;co-captains of the Big Bass Drum Crew, Brandon Bledsoe and Hannah Pike, on what it takes – both physically&nbsp;and&nbsp;intellectually&nbsp;–&nbsp;to become part of this prestigious&nbsp;crew at Purdue.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Plus, host&nbsp;Kate Young goes behind the scenes at Band Camp and even runs through a few tricks&nbsp;with the&nbsp;crew and the&nbsp;565-pound&nbsp;drum! It’s only on This Is Purdue, the official university&nbsp;podcast.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br></p>

In this episode of This Is Purdue, we’re highlighting the legacy of Purdue University’s Big Bass Drum, also known as The World's Largest Drum™, part of the “All-American” Marching Band, for the past 100 years.  


Pamela Nave, Purdue Bands' percussion instructor and Associate Professor of Bands and Orchestras, joins us on the episode to discuss the AAMB community, Neil Armstrong’s support, and the iconic symbol of The World's Largest Drum™.  


You’ll also hear from the co-captains of the Big Bass Drum Crew, Brandon Bledsoe and Hannah Pike, on what it takes – both physically and intellectually – to become part of this prestigious crew at Purdue.  


Plus, host Kate Young goes behind the scenes at Band Camp and even runs through a few tricks with the crew and the 565-pound drum! It’s only on This Is Purdue, the official university podcast.