The World's Largest Drum™
First constructed in 1921, the World's Largest Drum stands a towering ten feet tall on its carriage. Despite nearing its 100ᵗʰ birthday, the Drum is still used at every home football game and parade, in addition to dozens of other events each year.
It is operated by a crew of six, who not only take care of this University icon, but perform with it as well. Crew Members perform tricks such as sharp turns, flips, jumping off the front, and riding on the top--and those are only the more simple tricks.
While the video to the left is a bit dated, it gives a great summary of some of the cool history and background about the World's Largest Drum.
For more information about the audition process, the Drum's history, or how you can donate to help protect the Drum for years to come, use the links to the right or reach out to the Drum Crew Captain or Dr. Nave.
For information about the Drum making an appearance at an event, or for media inquiries, please contact the Drum Crew Captain or Dr. Nave.