Scrap metal marching band.

Scrap Metal Marching Band

Field review by the editors.

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

Address:
S. Campus Drive, Allendale, MI
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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