March where no alums have marched before
Thursday, October 2, 2008
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band entered a new era, holding an historic first practice on its new all-weather drill field as you’ll see in the attached photo album.
If you’re coming back to Purdue for Homecoming, plan to visit band rehearsal Friday afternoon, Oct. 24, or early Saturday morning, Oct. 25, to see the drill field.
On that Friday, at the conclusion of rehearsal about 5:30 p.m., the new field will be dedicated. All alumni present will be encouraged to mix in with the band as they play “Hail Purdue” and march on the field. This is a day to celebrate, especially for all the alums who have ruined shoes or ankles in the mud and ruts that plagued the old grass field.
The Purdue Band and Orchestra Alumni Club will have a tent offering camaraderie along with free drinks and snacks from 3:30-5:30 at the drill field located across from Shreve Hall.
A big thanks to Bob and Trudy Hull, also Bob and Kathy Kowalski, for making the new field possible.
Rehearsal on Saturday morning will be 8:30 AM at the drill field. The 2008 AAMB will perform on Engineering Mall (time TBA) and march to the stadium with President France Córdova. There are confirmed rumors Córdova’s taking twirling lessons from our staff for the occasion. Bands will also have a tent in front of Hovde so be sure to stop by there as well!
Check out the Purdue Band and Orchestra Alumni Club’s new web site at: www.purduealum.org/pboac
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