Donovan and Shriner
‘quarterback’ 2003 Purdue Band
majors enjoy Ross-Ade spotlight at Boilermaker football
drum majors – Bob Shriner and Danielle Donovan - might
not seem to have much in common with the Boilermakers’
star quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Brandon Kirsch initially,
except for the fact they occupy the same turf on football
Donovan, of Dwight,
IL, and Bob Shriner, of Mishawaka, IN, wear towering bear
fur hats and toasty wool uniforms. Orton and Kirsch wear
shiny helmets and sleek spandex. But both are expected to
be leaders extraordinaire, to run their respective units
with panache, to make split second decisions as to the best
move to achieve success - and to go for it. more...
Sax book author marches
with AAMB for ‘research’
NY Daily News editor
Michael Segell joins band at Indy 500
There’s an old saying in journalism—at least as
old as the telephone, anyway—that you can’t report
a story from your office.
The same holds true for gathering research for a book. So
when I started researching a chapter in my book that traced
the saxophone from its arrival in America in the 1850’s
through its use in military and concert bands, minstrel shows,
vaudeville and dance bands—up until the moment, that
is, when it began to flower as a jazz instrument in the 1920’s—I
was at a loss as to how to capture the spirit of those innocent
days in an interesting, lively and anecdotal fashion. more...
Military duty delays Matt
Query’s hopes to rejoin AAMB
Trombonist offers thoughts from
Kuwait to students attending Band Camp
one person who was most looking forward to the Purdue “All-American”
Marching Band’s annual band camp, the one person who’d
consider marching in the heat of an Indiana August a breeze
compared to what he’s been through, will not be able
to report on Aug. 18.
SFC Matthew Query, who reported for active duty in Kuwait
and Iraq the day after he marched at the Sun Bowl on Jan.
1, 2003, is still on the other side of the world with his
Indiana Army National Guard Unit. Temperatures reach 120 every
day where he’s currently stationed in Kuwait and they
haven’t seen a drop of rain in more than two months.
Great weekend planned for
AAMB Alumni Band Oct. 3-4
Register for the fun “on line”
for the first time in 2003
probably never been an alumni weekend so jam-packed with
fun as the upcoming ALUMNI HOMECOMING BAND on Oct. 3-4!
Parties, rehearsals, a special alumni band concert on the
Purdue Mall, dedication of bronze bust of retired AAMB Director
Al Wright, opening of the new student/faculty/alumni lounge
and lunch at the Armory fill the day. And, of course, there’s
the game against Illinois.
Please note there will be NO Friday rehearsal this year
although you’re encouraged to go though early registration
in Elliott Hall on Friday if you’re on campus. Purdue
persuaded the TV folks to allow the Boilermakers a late
3:30 p.m. start time on Saturday so there would be plenty
of time for fans to enjoy “coming home” and
all the special activities planned on the Purdue Mall. That
means that all rehearsals will now be held on Saturday.
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