Blue Band To Host Virtual Concert September 19

The Penn State Blue Band will (virtually) take the field this weekend for the first time this fall.

The band is set to host what appears to be its first-ever online concert on Saturday, September 19. The special performance will start at 10:30 a.m. through a stream on Penn State Athletics’ Facebook page.

Should this have been a normal fall, the Blue Band would’ve taken the field Saturday as the Nittany Lions prepared to match up against San Jose State at Beaver Stadium. Regardless, the band’s performance should be a great way to get some semblance of a traditional gameday experience.

Wednesday morning, the Big Ten reinstated its fall football season and said it plans to begin to play the weekend of October 24. Although Penn State has already said fans outside of players’ families won’t be in attendance, it’s unclear at this time if the Blue Band will sit in Section SD and entertain the crowd.

Earlier this summer, the Blue Band named fifth-year trumpet player Keith Griffith its next drum major. Saturday’s show will be his first official performance in the role.

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