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See What Penn State White Out Looks Like With The Blue Band’s New Virtual Reality Experience For Recruits

The opportunity to venture inside Beaver Stadium for a Penn State football White Out is absolutely unmatched. The chance to be on the field to witness the excitement and hear the roar cascading from the stadium’s walls is once in a lifetime, and a crowd of 110,000 fans is nothing short of electric.

But now, thanks to a new marketing initiative from the Penn State Blue Band, potential band members can experience this euphoric atmosphere whenever they want.

The Blue Band has created a unique virtual reality experience for its future members, allowing them to completely immerse themselves in a game day experience at America’s favorite stadium and experience just how special it feels to perform in front of more than 107,000 screaming fans.

The VR experience takes viewers right from the tunnels and onto the field as a band member during the 2018 Penn State vs. Ohio State White Out pregame performance. Viewers feel as though they are part of the 320 members who entertain the audience at every home game.

The Blue Band’s Innovation and Technology Committee formed three years ago in an attempt to create different technological solutions to make the band more efficient and modernized. From these efforts came the idea of virtual reality, as well as 3D printing solutions, which are expected in the future as well. The band is also planning to incorporate iPads into practice to help members learn various drills.

The addition of technology into band performances is a modern look into how students can bring what they are learning in the classroom on to the field. If every innovation is as eye-catching as the VR experience, the Blue Band will be off to a great start.

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Ryen Gailey

Ryen is a senior early childhood education major from "right outside of Philly" - or in exact words, from 23.0 miles outside of Philly. She loves all things Penn State and has been a huge Penn State gal since before she could walk. Send her pictures of puppies, or hate mail at [email protected]

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