2018 Blue Band Schedule

  • Performance Schedule

    Performance Schedule

    Date Time Venue Event
    4/21/2018 3:00pm University Park, PA Blue White Game
    9/01/2018 3:30pm University Park, PA vs. Appalachian State
    9/08/2018 8:00pm Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA vs. Pittsburgh 
    9/15/2018 9:30am Bryce Jordan Center              BAND JAM
    9/15/2018 12:00pm University Park, PA vs. Kent State
    9/22/2018 9:00pm Champaign, ILL vs. Illinois
    9/29/2018 TBA University Park, PA vs. Ohio State
    10/06/2018 4:00pm Bryce Jordan Center            Blue Bandorama
    10/12/2018 5:00pm State College, PA Penn State Homecoming Parade
    10/13/2018 TBA University Park, PA vs. Michigan State  Homecoming 
    10/20/2018 TBA Bloomington, IN vs. Indiana
    10/27/2018 TBA University Park, PA vs. Iowa
    11/03/2018 TBA Ann Arbor, MI vs. Michigan
    11/10/2018 TBA University Park, PA  vs. Wisconsin
    11/17/2018 TBA Piscataway, NJ vs. Rutgers           
    11/24/2018 TBA University Park, PA  vs. Maryland
    12/01/2018 8:00 PM EST Lucas Oil Stadium, Indinapolis, IN  Big Ten Championship Game




  • Camp Schedule

    Camp Schedule

    Monday, August 13th                                                                               

    8:00am     Blue Band Building                       

                     Dorm Move-in (Rookies, Percussion, Band Front)

    12:00pm   ALL PERCUSSION REPORT to Bandroom

                      Rookie Majorettes report to the Band Front room

     1:00pm    ALL GUIDES REPORT (Location TBA)

     4:00pm    Rookie Silks/ ALL Percussion Dinner Break

     6:00pm    SILK RETURNEES REPORT to Bandroom

         Percussion Resume Auditions



    Tuesday, August 14th                                                                                                  

    ALL RETURNEE MEMBERS REPORT                            

    8:00am     Blue Band Building                                            

                     Dorm Move-in for Returnee Members                                  

                     Audition sign-up

    9:00am     Music Auditions Begin                 

    6:30pm     Auditions Close    


    7:00pm -9:00pm    RETURNEE MEMBER MEETING in Bandroom                 


    Wednesday, August 15th         FIRST OFFICIAL BLUE BAND REHEARSAL                        

    8:30am - 11:30am     1st Full Rehearsal (Returning and 1st Year Members) –FINAL SELECTIONS

    11:30am - 1:30pm     Lunch break

    1:30pm - 4:30pm    BLUE BAND REHEARSAL

    4:30pm - 7:00pm    Dinner break

    7:00pm -  10:00pm  BLUE BAND REHEARSAL


    Thursday – August 16th      Blue Band Building and/or Practice Field   

    8:30am - 11:30am     BLUE BAND REHEARSAL

    11:30am - 1:30pm     Lunch break

    1:30pm - 4:30pm       BLUE BAND REHEARSAL

    4:30pm - 7:00pm       Dinner break

    7:00pm - 10:00pm     BLUE BAND REHEARSAL


    Friday – August 17th         Blue Band Building and Practice Field                   

    8:30am - 11:30am     BLUE BAND REHEARSAL

    11:30am - 1:30pm     Lunch break

    1:30pm - 4:30pm       BLUE BAND REHEARSAL

    4:30pm - 7:00pm       Dinner break

    7:00pm -   10:00pm  BLUE BAND REHEARSAL


    Saturday – August 18th              Blue Band Building and Practice Field                        

    10:00am – 1:00pm      Rehearsal                                            

    2:00pm - 4:00pm        LUNCH AVAILABLE

    4:00pm – 6:00pm       BLUE BAND FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY (Rehearsal)                             

    7:00pm                        1st YEAR Members depart for President’s Convocation (BJC)


    Sunday – August 19th           Uniform Fitting/Distribution Day                                  

    11:00am                      Officers/Uniform Managers Report

    1:00pm – 5:00pm        Uniform fittings and distribution Begin                                                         

     7:00pm                      Rehearsal (Be A Part From the Start)


    Monday – August 20th     First Day of Classes!                                                     

    4:00pm – 5:45pm            Rehearsal – Blue Band Building / Practice Field


    Follow the weekly Blue Band rehearsal schedule for remainder of season. 


    Consult the Blue Band practice and performance calendar in your syllabus for details.


    NOTE:   Monday – September 3rd                   LABOR DAY – Blue Band Practice             

     9:00am - 12:00pm      FINAL BLUE BAND CAMP REHEARSAL!!

    12:00pm                      Blue Band Labor Day Picnic
                                        Great food and games!  Fun for all, you won’t want to miss this!