The First-Year Engineering Bands and Orchestras Learning Community is open to all first-year band and orchestra students who are enrolled in the College of Engineering. Course content, taught by faculty in bands and engineering, will expose students to campus resources, music-related topics, and topics that integrate music and engineering. Throughout the semester, students will reflect on their academic experience via in-class and out-of-class activities. These activities include service projects, seminars presented by successful band alumni, exploration of opportunities for participation in student leadership positions within band, and band study tables. Students will develop and strengthen their leadership and professional skills by participating in this semester-long Learning Community. College of Engineering students are encouraged to apply for combining participation in this Learning Community with the Women in Engineering Learning Community housed in Earhart or Harrison Halls.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the First-Year Engineering Program or to Pre-ABE in the College of Agriculture
  • Successful audition to performing ensemble during STAR or Marching Band Camp
  • This LC is not available to Honors College participants

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Owen Hall
  • If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC



Fall 2015 Semester

Associated Classes

Fall – ENGR 13100, ENGR 103, appropriate BAND course


Events and Activities Included:

  • Participation in concerts and Convocations
  • Periodic meals with faculty
  • Attendance at a Purdue volleyball match
  • Auditory safety
  • Study groups
  • End of Season Social
  • Community service projects


Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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