Blue Band drum major marches into the spotlight for 'This is Penn State'

September 14, 2016

Now in his second season as the front-flipping, mace-wielding leader of the Blue Band, senior Jimmy Frisbie skillfully juggles his high-profile position with his responsibilities as a high-achieving Schreyer Honors College Scholar.  

In the next episode of "This is Penn State," Frisbie marches into the spotlight to explain his "position of service" to the Blue Band's more than 300 members and offers a crash course in executing his famous flip. 

"It's definitely an adrenaline rush," he said. "I don't really remember a lot from my first flip in Beaver Stadium." 

An immunology and infectious diseases major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Frisbie's roots run deep in the band with his parents, grandfather and uncle all wearing the Blue Band blues. 

"This is Penn State" is a web series offering a slice-of-life look at Penn State. Each new episode is featured on Penn State News, Penn State's YouTube channel, University social media and WTAJ's "Central PA Live." To view past episodes, go to 

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Last Updated September 15, 2016