Long a favorite of families and children visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Marching Band holds a special place in the history of the organization. A gift of the sculptor, it celebrates the friendship shared between the Padnos and Meijer families. It is also unique in that the musician with the clarinet is using the very clarinet that a young Fred Meijer once played while the musician with the trumpet holds the very trumpet used first by Lena Meijer and, then, their son Doug when they were each young musicians.
Stuart Padnos. Marching Band, 1998. Scrap metals, 98 x 529 x 92 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of the artist.