2009 Blue Band Auditions 8

2009 Blue Band Auditions 8

A prospective rookie percussionist marches past Blue Band director O. Richard Bundy, background, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the day on which all prospective rookie Blue Band members auditioned for the 310-member group. Some 200 musicians and bandfront members tried out for around 70 open spots, also competing against 230-plus returnees who are required to audition to maintain their membership.

IMAGE: Penn State