Douglas Fletcher

Director of Operations

Conductor of the Varsity Band, University Band, and Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Director of the “All-American” Marching Band


Professor Fletcher’s 31 year public teaching career includes directorships at Monroe-Central Jr./Sr. High School (1985-1992), Winchester Community High School (1992-1998), Highland High School (1998-2010), Anderson High School (2010-2011), and a second stint at Winchester Community High School (2011-2016).  His high school concert bands have performed at the IMEA State Convention on three occasions with ensembles from three different schools, twice at the ISSMA State Concert Band Finals with the Highland Wind Ensemble, and numerous times at ISSMA Organizational and IMEA Concert Band Festivals.

Professor Fletcher’s successes as a high school marching band director include several appearances at the ISSMA Marching Band State Finals.  His true niche and passion, however, has been with the historic Indiana State Fair Band Day contest.  He is the only director to win the Indiana State Fair Band Day at four different schools and holds a record thirteen wins for the most State Fair championships won as a director.  His marching bands have performed in numerous major parades including the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Hollywood Christmas Parade, the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C., and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Professor Fletcher was named the 2008 IMEA Outstanding High School Music Educator and in 2010 was the recipient of the Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Bandmaster Award.  In August of 2016, Fletcher was presented the prestigious Indiana “Sagamore of the Wabash” award in recognition of his highly successful high school teaching career.

Professor Fletcher holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Education from Ball State University.  He played trombone in the Anderson Symphony Orchestra for twenty years and played for ten years in the Muncie Symphony Orchestra. He has served as an organist at various churches in Anderson, Muncie, Winchester, and West Lafayette.  He also arranges music for several marching bands and frequently serves as a clinician and adjudicator. He also coordinated the IMEA Honor Band for several years and has served on the IMEA Board of Directors. He is currently the President of Phi Beta Mu, Gamma Chapter.  

Professor Fletcher joined the Purdue faculty in the fall of 2016 and is currently serving as Director of Operations for Purdue Bands and Orchestras. In addition to his administrative duties, he enjoys working with the “All-American” Marching Band and serves as conductor of various concert bands and orchestras.  Doug is married to Amy Fletcher, who teaches in the Greenfield-Central Schools. The Fletchers currently reside in West Lafayette with their two chocolate labs, Boomer and Bam-Bam.