Our beloved Purdue “All American” Marching Band was the first of its kind to break military ranks and form the Block “P” on the football field—thus a tradition of tight field formations was formed. Mucca Pazza, on the other hand, is anything but a traditional marching band. Just in time for football season, they are next up on the Fall 2021 Convos lineup. See schedule below.
“John Philip Sousa would not be amused.” – Chicago Tribune
Formed in a steel mill parking lot in Chicago, Mucca Pazza borrows marching band traditions and combines them with mismatched thrift shop get-ups to create a street theatre spectacle with an implausible instrumentation that includes electric guitars, violins, and even a cello. Since 2004, they have brought their merriment to Lollapalooza, Montreal Jazz Festival, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
Mucca Pazza: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Blowing in to West Lafayette in September, these Windy City misfits will roam campus with two days of FREE pop-up performances to celebrate Purdue’s Weeks of Welcome. Just don’t expect them to line up to form a floating “PURDUE” in Ross-Ade Stadium.