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Alumni Marching Band

Save the Date – September 27 and 28, 2024

Registration begins in August.

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Alumni Concert Band

Thank you to all who returned to campus and performed at the Long Center for the Performing Arts! Stay tuned for our next event in Fall 2025.

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Alumni Jazz Band

Thank you to all who returned to campus and participated in Jazz on the Hill (in the Co-Rec!). Stay tuned for our next event in Spring 2026.

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

The Alumni Achievement Award is presented to the most prestigious graduates of Purdue Bands & Orchestras for their professional achievements, contributions to the arts, and support towards the program.

1994- Richard E. Grace

1995- Roy Johnson

1996- Henri R. Evans

1997- Neil A. Armstrong

1998- Frederick R. Meyer

1999- David A. Brown

2000- Eugene Meieran

2001- David Martin

2002- Donald Daniel

2003- Herman D. Kurz

2004- Vanessa Castagna

2005- J. Douglas Field

2006- Robert W. Kowalski

2009- Dr. John E. Nine

2010- Dr. Robert L. Bowen

2011- Marc Hagle

2012- Thomas H. Miller

2013- Erika C. Steuterman

2014- James R. Yukich

2015- Thomas Lester

2016- John Hultman

2017- Joe Berger

Shooting Star Award Recipients

The Shooting Star Award is presented to an outstanding young alumnus of the department who has achieved great success after graduation.

2010 – Kelly A. (Twomey) Eidson

2011 – Craig Ziolkowski

2012 – Brad Prugar

2014 – Drew Damon

2015 – Todd McCready

2016 – Matt Rudkin

2017 – Krista Garrett

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