So you want to play in the PSU Blue Band

As summer winds down, football season is right around the corner. Our local high schools are very competitive when it comes to who is the best band. Last Fall, Hempfield High School hosted the 21st Annual Hempfield High School “Opening Knight” Band Festival. Over 20 bands were featured and many of those band members will be trying out for college bands across the country. And one of the best is the Penn State Blue Band. Each year over 200 freshman try out for fewer than 100 openings. It’s a tough competition and this featured video tells the story of how 8 freshmen competed for a position.