Alumni are encouraged to sign-up for the department email list here and follow Purdue Bands & Orchestras on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. Read below for more information on two highly anticipated upcoming Purdue Bands & Orchestras Alumni Events.
Indianapolis 500 Purdue Alumni Band Registration – Closes March 26, 2019
In celebration of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band’s 100th Anniversary as the host band for the Indianapolis 500, alumni are invited to participate in the Purdue University Indy 500 Alumni Band. Registration includes performances in the 2019 IPL 500 Festival Parade in Downtown Indianapolis as well as the 2019 Indianapolis 500 Parade of Bands at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Race Day. This experience will also celebrate Purdue University’s 150th Anniversary.
Purdue Bands & Orchestras Alumni-Only Hawaii Tour – Registration is Live
The Purdue Bands & Orchestras Alumni-Only Hawaii Tour is now scheduled for June 2020. The Hawaii trip is open to all of our Purdue Bands & Orchestras alumni and will include opportunities for sightseeing, additional optional excursions, and unique performance experiences. The trip will take place from June 6 – 14, 2020. Music Travel Consultants, an organization that has planned many national and international trips for all of our ensembles, will be organizing the Hawaii Trip. Registration through Music Travel will is now live for the June 2020 event. More information, including the itinerary, can be found at the link above.
Purdue Alumni Jazz Band – Registration coming soon
Purdue Bands & Orchestras invites all jazz alumni back to campus April 27 – 28 for the 2019 Purdue Alumni Jazz Band. Participants will connect with jazz faculty and students, and perform with fellow alumni in the popular Jazz on the Hill concert on the Slayter Hill stage. A jam session for alumni is in the works as well. The night before the performance, Jazz alumni will enjoy a show at Lafayette Theater by Chameleon – fellow Purdue jazz alumni who performed as the most popular party band at Purdue in the 1970’s.