Ready to Boiler Up? The new 211 Session (1˚ before boiling) beginning two hours and 15 minutes before each home game in Mackey Arena will feature the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band and drumline joining Purdue Pete and the Football team to rally the fans. The first 211˚ Session will begin at 9:45 am on September 7, 2013 when Purdue Football takes on Indiana State during “Band Day.” You know it’s gonna be hot and loud!
“It will draw hundreds, even thousands, of additional fans to our pre-game concert that never made it to Slayter Center”
Coach Darrell Hazell teamed up with Purdue Athletics and Jay Gephart, director of University Bands to re-invigorate fans just steps away from “The Furnace ” the newly-dubbed name for Ross-Ade Stadium. “The impact of this change will be tremendous for the band as it will draw hundreds, even thousands, of additional fans to our pre-game concert that never made it to Slayter Center,” Gephart says. “It is nice to know traditions like Slayter can be flexible and morph into something even more special.”
The 211˚ Session replaces the former pre-game pep rally at Slayter Center known as “The Thrill on the Hill.” Marrying old tradition with new, the AAMB will lead the crowds after the game to Slayter for a concert formerly held on the steps of Hovde Hall.
Boiler Up starting at 211˚!