Advisory Board 2013-2014
Back Row: Jim Wallace, David Varca, Tom Lester, Courtney Eash, Vanessa Castagna, Paul Lavender, Derk Rimstidt
Front Row: Bob Kowalski, Kathy Kowalski, Corrine Pence, Lisa Todd, Liz Ladue, Andrew Doyle, Jay Gephart
Not pictured: Judy Sindlinger, Bill Cordier, Kassandra Moore, Susan Xioufaridou, Annette Lamb
The mission of the Purdue Bands Advisory Board is to facilitate an open exchange of ideas as well as generate actionable projects related to improving the operation of the Bands department and its universal outreach to the campus, community, state, nation and beyond. With a significant emphasis on fundraising, the Bands Advisory Board is committed to improving the overall educational environment for the students and faculty, through leadership and by providing the necessary funding for scholarships, equipment, travel, and facilities.
Focus and prioritize on the needs of the students in the Purdue Bands program; maximize learning and performance, and appreciation potential. The Board will meet twice a year, with active participation and engagement from the Bands’ faculty. Quality discussion and idea generation, based on the Purdue Bands’ organization long-term goals, will serve as a structure and platform for defined objectives. The Board will organize and have oversight on several committees that will function and assist in delivering the programs, goals and fundraising activities. This will widen the scope and performance of the Advisory Board’s leadership and fundraising effectiveness. These committees will report to the Advisory Board and be held accountable to their individual agreed-upon goals and objectives.