Scrap metal marching band.

Scrap Metal Marching Band

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Allendale, Michigan

In 1998 Stuart Padnos, a VP at a Michigan recycling company, created a 21-piece marching band out of scrap metal and donated it to a local university to honor his wife, who'd studied there. Stuart was in his seventies at the time. The band has a minimalist metal look to it, and although made of scrap, it's clean and professional-looking -- probably because Stuart used trained metalworkers at his company to actually build it.

Scrap Metal Marching Band

S. Campus Drive, Allendale, MI
On the campus of Grand Valley State University. On the southbound side of S. Campus Drive, about a quarter-mile south of W. Campus Drive. Underneath a very tall light pole.
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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