Purdue Bands & Orchestras has announced the finalized dates for two highly anticipated upcoming Alumni Events.
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. Participating alumni will perform in the 2019 IPL 500 Festival Parade on Saturday, May 25 and in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 Parade of Bands on Sunday, May 26 (Race Day). The Festival Parade will take place in downtown Indianapolis and the Parade of Bands on Race Day will take place on the track of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Alumni will have rehearsal on Friday night of May 24 at Butler University, where they will also be housed for both Friday and Saturday nights. Cost for the Indy 500 Alumni Band experience will cover housing for two nights at Butler University, four meals throughout the weekend, ground transportation to the parade downtown and the IMS on Race Day, and a ticket to the Indy 500 race. Further details including cost, itinerary, and registration will be announced in the near future.
The Purdue Bands & Orchestras Alumni-only Hawaii trip 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 go live on January 1, 2019 for the June 2020 event. More information, including the itinerary, will be released by the time registration goes live in January. This longer registration period will allow alumni nearly 18 months to plan and prepare for this exciting trip.