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Wabash Pep Band Features Brake Drum

Someone once described a particular sound as "music to my ears".  For a vast majority of our Wabash football fans, that music on football days is brought to you by our small but talented Pep Band.

The band was particularly good at the Witt game, playing a very high energy "Old Wabash."

I have  to confess, my favorite instrument of all in the Pep Band is the brake drum.  How many bands do you know that feature the distinctive sound that can only come from a drum stick colliding at high speed with a brake drum?  Not many, I assure you.

I certainly hope, as the years go by, that the brake drum isn’t replaced in the band by it’s better performing but nowhere near as musical little brother, the disc brake caliper.  That just wouldn’t be right…