Game Day with the Purdue All American Marching Band!

The Big Bass Drum

When asked what they do on a typical Saturday morning, what do most college students say? “SLEEPING!!” This is usually the college student stereotype – party Friday night until late and sleep in Saturday morning until …

Encountering Boilermaker Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong had the rare honor of hitting the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band’s Big Bass Drum at a game in 1999.

Gold & Black Illustrated President and Publisher Alan Karpick reminisced about his one brief encounter with Purdue hero and …