WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Members of Purdue University's "All-American" Marching Band are building a new version of the World's Largest Drum.
This drum won't be on the field, rather it will fly over and into Lake Michigan.
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The goal of the competition is to fly as far over the lake as possible while also entertaining the crowd.
Team captain Chris Yama-moto says they chose the big drum design because of how iconic it is throughout the Big Ten.
Yama-moto said the most fun part was building the drum with his closest friends.
"The biggest thing that we wanted to do was do something with our friends,"
Yama-moto said. "Getting the opportunity to just build something with our friends and just toss it off a 30 foot pier, that's really the coolest thing ever to think of."
The finished craft will be displayed outside the Neon Cactus in West Lafayette at 7:00 Thursday evening. The team will leave for Chicago on Friday.
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