Penn State cancels Blue Band’s pregame TailGreat

    Penn State’s Blue Band says the Athletic Department is doing away with the band’s TailGreat pep rallies.

    The concerts before home football games occurred in the Bryce Jordan Center, the university’s basketball arena.

    An athletic department statement says officials “did not feel that TailGreat was accomplishing the level of interaction among our more than 100,000 fans and exposure for the Blue Band that is deserved.”

    Athletic officials say they’re exploring ways to get the band involved with the football team in other ways, including accompanying the team as it arrives at Beaver Stadium.

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    The athletics department also says the Blue Band will be involved in the revival of Band Day, which will include pregame performances in the Bryce Jordan Center along with local high school bands and the opposing team’s band.

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