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Purdue Marching Band puts on a show for 1,400 kids

Area school students were treated to a special concert on Purdue's campus.

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017 4:29 PM
Updated: Oct. 30, 2017 3:35 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Area school students were treated to a special concert on Purdue's campus.

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The All-American Marching Band put on a show for 1,400 kids at Elliott Hall of Music. They were shown how a band works and how each instrument plays a unique role.

Some kids danced in their seats as they heard the band blare the Purdue fight song and other hits. Miller Elementary Music teacher Lori Sweet hopes her students got a piece of university culture.

"I hope they get the excitement of the All-American Marching Band. That's a really great organization. I hope they catch that excitement and maybe one day want to be a part of it," Sweet said.

Central Catholic senior Blythe Gutierrez says kids need to experience shows like this at a young age.

"It's inspiring to raise up a generation of young musicians so we can have more young people come out here and participate in these events. Just inspire the new wave. Get some more good musicians out there to make some more good music," Gutierrez said.

Alongside the band were the Silver Twins, the Girl in Black and The Golden Silks Color Guard.

The World's Largest Drum also made an appearance.

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