Penn State Athletic Deptartment Cancels Blue Band’s Tailgreat Show
Another change is coming to the game day experience at Penn State.
The Blue Band announced on its Twitter account today that Penn State Athletics decided to cancel the popular Tailgreat show, which acted as a pep rally prior to home football games in the Bryce Jordan Center.
We are disappointed to confirm that the @PSUBlueBand Tailgreat Show will no longer be a part of Penn State's football gameday experience.
— Penn State Blue Band (@PSUBlueBand) August 19, 2014
No reason for the change has been made public.
One of game day’s favorite traditions, the event featured the Blue Band, cheerleaders, and Lionettes in a pep rally atmosphere. Often including the visiting team’s band, Tailgreat was a way for the Blue Band to showcase its performances and to get the crowd ready for the day’s game. The event also included activities for children on the concourse level of the BJC along with appearances by the Nittany Lion.
Blue Band supporters have already taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure, with Blue Band President Stephen Payne tweeting:
— Stephen (@paynepsu) August 19, 2014
Alumni members have also used the medium to attempt to convince the athletic department to reverse their decision:
— Mark P. (@map408psu) August 19, 2014